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    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine peace deal
    Feb19

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine peace deal

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany.The attack on Debaltseve by rebels loyal to the Russian president amounts to a test of the West’s resolve to stand up to him – at the risk of an...

    13 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal
    Feb19

    13 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal

    Thirteen Ukrainian servicemen were killed during yesterday’s withdrawal from Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine and the whereabouts of 82 others is unknown, the Defence Ministry said today. The ministry said in a statement that 157 soldiers had been wounded and 93 taken prisoner by the separatists besieging Debaltseve. – Reuters, February 19,...

    Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal – defence ministry
    Feb19

    Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal – defence ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – Thirteen Ukrainian servicemen were killed during Wednesday’s withdrawal from Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine and the whereabouts of 82 others is unknown, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Eighty-two were still missing after rebels seized key town of Debaltseve.
    Feb19

    Eighty-two were still missing after rebels seized key town of Debaltseve.

    Ukrainian army says more than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve on Thursday. The Ukrainian military said in Kiev that it had asked observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help to locate the missing troops. Meanwhile, France, Germany,...

    Russia, rebels attack Ukraine’s call for peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Russia, rebels attack Ukraine’s call for peacekeepers

    A plea from Ukraine for international peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire in the east ran into strident opposition today from pro-Russian rebels and Moscow. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Ukraine’s calls for U.N. peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine on Thursday, saying the Minsk agreement should remain the basis for the conflict’s resolution. …read more Source: The...

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal
    Feb19

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will do whatever it can to ensure the full implementation of a ceasefire negotiated last week between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels, it said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France urge truce compliance, condemn breaches
    Feb19

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France urge truce compliance, condemn breaches

    [KIEV] The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source: The Business...

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance
    Feb19

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance

    KIEV – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin
    Feb19

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France stressed in a phone call on Thursday the need to ensure that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is sustained, the Kremlin said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

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