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    Major Prisoner Swap in Ukraine Bolsters Shaky Truce
    Feb22

    Major Prisoner Swap in Ukraine Bolsters Shaky Truce

    Ukrainian forces and rebel separatists traded dozens of prisoners in a frontline eastern town on Saturday, the first clear sign of progress for an otherwise shaky truce signed a week ago. …read more Source:...

    Rebel commander says Ukraine separatists to begin withdrawing heavy weapons on Sunday
    Feb22

    Rebel commander says Ukraine separatists to begin withdrawing heavy weapons on Sunday

    Senior separatist commander Eduard Basurin said pro-Russian rebels would begin a two-week process of withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine on Sunday, Russian news agency Interfax quoted him as saying. …read more Source: Channel...

    Both sides agree to start heavy weapons pullback in Ukraine
    Feb22

    Both sides agree to start heavy weapons pullback in Ukraine

    KIEV – Both sides in Ukraine’s conflict have agreed to pull back their heavy weapons from the frontline in accordance with a UN-backed truce, a Ukrainian military official told AFP on Sunday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an internationally brokered peace deal. Reuters reporters in the village of Zholobok, 20 km (12 miles) west of the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, saw more than...

    Rebel commander says Ukraine separatists to begin withdrawing heavy weapons on Sunday
    Feb22

    Rebel commander says Ukraine separatists to begin withdrawing heavy weapons on Sunday

    KIEV (Reuters) – Senior separatist commander Eduard Basurin said pro-Russian rebels would begin a two-week process of withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine on Sunday, Russian news agency Interfax quoted him as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister says no ceasefire exists, Putin on ‘larger mission’
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister says no ceasefire exists, Putin on ‘larger mission’

    Yatsenyuk also said that there was “no doubt” that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to overtake Ukraine but added that he is on a larger mission, reported Fox News. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an internationally brokered peace deal. Reuters reporters in the village of Zholobok, 20km west of the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, saw more than 130…...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an internationally brokered peace deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    Defeat narrows options for Ukraine’s Poroshenko
    Feb22

    Defeat narrows options for Ukraine’s Poroshenko

    The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Petro Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. No sooner did the strategic railway junction fall to the rebels on Wednesday, with thousands of […] The post...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an internationally brokered peace deal. …read more Source: The...

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