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    War takes its toll as Ukraine GDP plunges 15.2% in Q4
    Feb18

    War takes its toll as Ukraine GDP plunges 15.2% in Q4

    UKRAINE’S worst recession since 2009 intensified last quarter, highlighting the nation’s challenge after sealing a US$17.5 billion bailout and agreeing on a truce in the war that’s devastated its industrial base. …read more Source: The Business...

    U.N. Security Council urges parties to honor Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb18

    U.N. Security Council urges parties to honor Ukraine cease-fire

    NEW YORK – The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday supporting the cease-fire deal in… …read more Source: Kyodo...

    Kiev, rebels claim ceasefire violated 139 times already
    Feb18

    Kiev, rebels claim ceasefire violated 139 times already

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Vladimir Putin Urges Kiev Not to Stop Ukrainian Soldiers from Laying Down Arms
    Feb18

    Vladimir Putin Urges Kiev Not to Stop Ukrainian Soldiers from Laying Down Arms

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Kiev to allow Ukrainian soldiers who are encircled by pro-Russian rebels in the town of Debaltseve to lay down their weapons. …read more Source:...

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

    World › 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. A peace deal reached at all-night talks in the Belarussian capital Minsk last… …read more Source:...

    Putin finds warm welcome in Hungary, despite European chill
    Feb17

    Putin finds warm welcome in Hungary, despite European chill

    Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a deal to keep supplying gas to Hungary on Tuesday on a visit to Budapest that cemented Hungary’s close ties with the Kremlin as the rest of Europe gives Russia the cold shoulder over its intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    'Baltic Wall' looms large as banker frets about Latvian image
    Feb17

    'Baltic Wall' looms large as banker frets about Latvian image

    RISING tensions over Ukraine and the prospect of more sanctions against Russia are threatening to erect a “Baltic Wall” that would harm Latvia’s ties with some financial centres, according to the Baltic International Bank. …read more Source: The Business...

    Putin urges Kiev not to stop Ukrainian soldiers from laying down arms
    Feb17

    Putin urges Kiev not to stop Ukrainian soldiers from laying down arms

    February 18, 2015 4:31 AMBUDAPEST (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Kiev to allow Ukrainian soldiers who are encircled by pro-Russian rebels in the town of Debaltseve to lay down their weapons. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine

    MOSCOW: (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine.At a news conference Tuesday in Budapest with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Putin was asked how he assessed the possible consequences if the United States decides to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine in its...

    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine
    Feb17

    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine

    Since a ceasefire was declared on Sunday, the commander of one of the Ukrainian forces’ most well-known irregular battalions has been sitting in his office, monitoring the truce from a base just minutes from the front line. And it is making him itch. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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