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    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal
    Feb25

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal

    Russia urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) special mission in Ukraine to monitor the weapon withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire slow to take hold but may yet work
    Feb25

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire slow to take hold but may yet work

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Wednesday Europe would be ready to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine if necessary, though the chancellor hoped the current ceasefire would eventually yield positive results. …read more Source: The...

    Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Lithuania
    Feb25

    Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Lithuania

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the countrys west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.Some 500 units of equipment were also to be included in drills in the western Pskov region which borders EU members Estonia...

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal
    Feb25

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal

    Russia urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) special mission in Ukraine to monitor the weapon withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    KIEV – The United States expressed fury at Russia’s “lies” over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Europe ready for more sanctions on Russia if needed – Germany
    Feb25

    Europe ready for more sanctions on Russia if needed – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe is prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia if there is an escalation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – The United States expressed fury at Russias lies over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday.But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for training and warned Russia...

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty
    Feb25

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty

    London (AFP) – World leaders have proved shameful and ineffective in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling 2014 a catastrophic year.In its 415-page annual report detailing abuses in 160 countries, the group accused governments of pretending the protection of civilians...

    First day with no troops killed under Ukraine truce
    Feb25

    First day with no troops killed under Ukraine truce

    KIEV/MAKIYVKA (UKRAINE): A long-awaited truce took hold at last in east Ukraine on Wednesday, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading. …read more Source: New Straits...

    French FM warns of more sanctions against Russia if port attacked
    Feb25

    French FM warns of more sanctions against Russia if port attacked

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday Russia would face more sanctions if pro-Moscow fighters attack Ukraine’s government-held port of Mariupol. …read more Source: Global...

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