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    Pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town
    Feb18

    Pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-government forces began on Wednesday to pull out of the town of Debaltseve which is under siege from Russian-backed rebels, commanders of pro-government paramilitary units said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Kazakh President, Russian Security Council Secretary discuss situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan
    Feb18

    Kazakh President, Russian Security Council Secretary discuss situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    US condemns Ukraine ceasefire violation, warns Russia
    Feb18

    US condemns Ukraine ceasefire violation, warns Russia

    WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joe Biden (pix) on Tuesday blamed separatist fighters and Russian forces as he condemned the violation of a three-day-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and warned of increased “costs” to Russia. Biden “strongly condemned the violation of the ceasefire by separatist forces acting in concert with...

    Ukraine urges West to get ‘tough’ on Russia after rebels storm town
    Feb18

    Ukraine urges West to get ‘tough’ on Russia after rebels storm town

    Soledar (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine appealed to the West to get tough on Russia after pro-Moscow separatists stormed a flashpoint town to attack thousands of government troops, violating a three-day-old ceasefire.The UN and Western powers called for an immediate end to hostilities in eastern Ukraine as fierce fighting around the town of...

    Putin warmly received in Hungary amid heightened EU sanctions
    Feb18

    Putin warmly received in Hungary amid heightened EU sanctions

    Despite heightened European Union (EU) sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin found warm welcome when he paid a brief visit to Hungary on Tuesday and agreed to a deal on keeping supplying gas to the country. …read more Source: Global...

    Putin finds warm welcome in Hungary, despite European chill
    Feb18

    Putin finds warm welcome in Hungary, despite European chill

    Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a deal to keep supplying gas to Hungary on Tuesday during a visit to Budapest that cemented Hungary’s close ties with the Kremlin as the rest of Europe gives Russia the cold shoulder over the fighting in Ukraine. The fact Putin was in Hungary at all underlined the relationship — […] The post Putin...

    Ukraine soldiers taken prisoner in fighting for railway hub
    Feb18

    Ukraine soldiers taken prisoner in fighting for railway hub

    Under a near-constant barrage of artillery fire, Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels fought fierce street battles Tuesday for control of the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, a battle impeding implementation of a peace plan. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia condemned for Ukraine cease-fire violations
    Feb18

    Russia condemned for Ukraine cease-fire violations

    Vice President Joe Biden is condemning violations of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine that the White House is blaming on pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces. Biden spoke by phone Tuesday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The White House says the violation occurred in and around the city of Debaltseve and it was confirmed by special...

    Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels
    Feb18

    Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Kiev to let its soldiers surrender to pro-Russian rebels, who spurned a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and fought their way on Tuesday into the town of Debaltseve, encircling thousands of government troops.Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages, arms pullback stallsFew signs of peace in DebaltseveEU widens...

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