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    West sanctions threat shows ‘unwillingness’ in Ukraine truce
    Feb26

    West sanctions threat shows ‘unwillingness’ in Ukraine truce

    MOSCOW – Russia on Thursday called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not working for the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Western sanction threats meant to cover peace deal failure – Russia
    Feb26

    Western sanction threats meant to cover peace deal failure – Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western threats of additional economic sanctions against Russia are aimed at distracting attention from the West’s opposition to the implementation of a peace deal in east Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal – source
    Feb26

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal – source

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is likely to order government forces to start pullng back heavy weapons in the country’s east on Thursday under a Feb. 12 peace deal, a military source said. …read more Source: The...

    Britain gives soldier highest bravery award for Afghan battle
    Feb26

    Britain gives soldier highest bravery award for Afghan battle

    LONDON – Britain said on Thursday it had awarded a 27-year-old soldier the Victoria Cross, its highest military honour for bravery, for his actions during a battle in Afghanistan in 2013. The rare award, last given to a living British soldier in 2005, was one of 139 honours presented to British armed forces personnel for service in active...

    Polish instructors to go to Ukraine: defense minister
    Feb26

    Polish instructors to go to Ukraine: defense minister

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Wednesday his country has the plan to send instructors to Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    US military leaders say Russian response to lethal aids unpredictable
    Feb26

    US military leaders say Russian response to lethal aids unpredictable

    US military leaders said Wednesday that the White House was still mulling whether to arm Kiev with lethal weapons, and admitted that Russian response to such lethal aids was unpredictable. …read more Source: Global...

    Germany reiterates diplomatic solutions to Ukraine crisis
    Feb26

    Germany reiterates diplomatic solutions to Ukraine crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday reiterated that Ukraine crisis could only be solved through diplomatic channels, but more sanctions against Russia were possible if the situation in Ukraine continued to deteriorate. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine imposes temporary ban on private banks in foreign exchange trade
    Feb26

    Ukraine imposes temporary ban on private banks in foreign exchange trade

    The National Bank of Ukraine, the central bank, on Wednesday announced to impose a temporary decision under which private banks and financial institutions are banned from purchasing foreign currencies for their clients. …read more Source: Global...

    No deaths reported in E. Ukraine as truce largely observed
    Feb26

    No deaths reported in E. Ukraine as truce largely observed

    Nobody was confirmed killed by fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, in signs that a truce between government troops and pro-independence forces is largely being observed, reports showed Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    US fury towards Putin remains amidst UN-backed Ukrainian ceasefire
    Feb26

    US fury towards Putin remains amidst UN-backed Ukrainian ceasefire

    A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs. Wednesday was the first day since the truce took effect 10 days ago that no deaths were reported on the front, but the relative peace was met...

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