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    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

    Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops were still under attack. The...

    Ukraine's Naftogaz says Russia failed to deliver prepaid gas
    Feb23

    Ukraine's Naftogaz says Russia failed to deliver prepaid gas

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz accused Russia’s Gazprom on Monday of failing to supply gas that Kiev had paid for in advance, days after Moscow said it was sending some supplies for Ukraine directly to regions held by rebels. …read more Source: The...

    Trapped by Ukraine rebel assault, civilians stay under dead town
    Feb23

    Trapped by Ukraine rebel assault, civilians stay under dead town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – A rat was racing in the corner of the cellar below the ruins of a bombed-out five storey apartment building. In the darkness, an old woman was making soup and baking bread on a homemade wood-burning stove. …read more Source: The...

    German doctors visited Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia: Berlin
    Feb23

    German doctors visited Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia: Berlin

    BERLIN (AFP) – German doctors this month visited Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for over two months, Berlin said Monday.The German foreign ministry called for her release, voicing serious concern about her health.Two German physicians had checked on Savchenko and talked with her...

    Russia accuses US of bringing ‘chaos’ to Middle East
    Feb23

    Russia accuses US of bringing ‘chaos’ to Middle East

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States on Monday of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fueling the rise of extremists because of its drive to dominate the world.Lavrov leveled the fierce criticism of Washingtons policies at a special UN Security Council debate on maintaining...

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russia rebels violate truce outside port city Ukraine
    Feb23

    Pro-Russia rebels violate truce outside port city Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol are continuing to attack government troop positions, Kiev said today, fuelling concerns for the fate of an internationally brokered ceasefire. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia ‘cynical’ on Ukraine ceasefire: Britain
    Feb23

    Russia ‘cynical’ on Ukraine ceasefire: Britain

    TALLINN (AFP) – Britain on Monday criticised Russia for failing to enforce the terms of a tattered truce in eastern Ukraine in the face of ongoing attacks by pro-Russian separatists.I have to say from the experience of the last 10 to 12 days, the Russian engagement in the Minsk process is rather cynical, British Foreign Secretary Philip...

    Mariupol: Ukraine port city that could open Russia’s way to Crimea
    Feb23

    Mariupol: Ukraine port city that could open Russia’s way to Crimea

    KIEV (AFP) – A strategic port of some 500,000 residents before the Ukraine crisis, Mariupol is the largest remaining government-held city in east Ukraines conflict zone and seen as a likely target for any new pro-Russian rebel offensive.Fighting has rumbled on around the city since it was retaken by Ukrainian forces in June, and Kiev has...

    US porn star Sasha Grey dragged into Ukraine propaganda war
    Feb23

    US porn star Sasha Grey dragged into Ukraine propaganda war

    The story making the rounds on the Russian version of Facebook ( Vkontakte) would be truly horrific, if not for the “truly” bit. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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