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    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...

    Pro-Russian rebels launch mortar attacks near Ukraine's Mariupol – military
    Feb19

    Pro-Russian rebels launch mortar attacks near Ukraine's Mariupol – military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists have launched mortar attacks on government-held positions near the coastal town of Mariupol in southeast Ukraine and are building up their forces there, local military reached by telephone said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking by telephone on Thursday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, said the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement they reached last week. His website said Poroshenko told them “not to pretend that what happened in...

    Britain says scrambles fighter jets to escort Russian bombers
    Feb19

    Britain says scrambles fighter jets to escort Russian bombers

    Britain said on Thursday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see two Russian long-range Bear bombers off the south coast of England the previous day, the second such incident in as many months. Britain summoned the Russian ambassador in January to explain a similar episode, when Russian bombers flew over the English Channel, forcing British...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal
    Feb19

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking by telephone on Thursday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, said the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement they reached last week. …read more Source: The...

    Russia may supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid – TASS
    Feb19

    Russia may supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid – TASS

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Energy Ministry and gas company Gazprom to work out proposals to supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid, TASS news agency reported on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce

    The French president says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia about the cease-fire that has been faltering amid fierce fighting over the eastern town of Debaltseve.Ukrainian forces began abandoning Debaltseve on Wednesday after weeks of heavy fighting against Russia-backed separatists. Control...

    Putin to influence separatists on Ukraine prisoner swap – Germany
    Feb19

    Putin to influence separatists on Ukraine prisoner swap – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a conference call with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine to use his influence on separatists to start an agreed prisoner swap with Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders agree new push to enforce Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    Leaders agree new push to enforce Ukraine ceasefire

    PARIS: The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed by telephone today to make a new push to impose a Feb 12 accord seeking to establish a ceasefire in Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement. …read more Source: New Straits...

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