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    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
    Feb15

    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks as he issues the order to start a cease-fire in the east during a meeting with defense officials in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight Sunday, but there are no immediate indications of whether either side in the conflict...

    Shelling stopped abruptly at mid-night in the city of Donetsk as the ceasefire started
    Feb15

    Shelling stopped abruptly at mid-night in the city of Donetsk as the ceasefire started

    In Eastern Ukraine, the ceasefire brokered by Germany and France has gone into effect from Sunday. Shelling stopped abruptly at mid-night in the city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with the ceasefire to end the country’s bloody conflict. Petro said there was still alarm over the...

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to abide by the truce, in line with a deal reached in Minsk earlier this week with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. …read more Source: Channel...

    Slovakia to host peace conference on Ukraine in March
    Feb15

    Slovakia to host peace conference on Ukraine in March

    Slovakia will host a peace conference on the Ukraine crisis in March, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on a radio talk show on Saturday. …read more Source: China...

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – An agreed ceasefire in Ukraine went into effect Sunday under a cloud of mistrust, after fighting raged until the last minute and Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a final push by rebels to gain territory.President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to abide by the truce from midnight (2200 GMT), in line with...

    Ukraine Military Says No Let-up in Rebel Offensive in East
    Feb15

    Ukraine Military Says No Let-up in Rebel Offensive in East

    Kiev. The Ukrainian military said on Saturday there was no let-up in a pro-Russian rebel offensive in east Ukraine ahead of a planned ceasefire, reporting 120 separate attacks in the past 24 hours. A truce is due to come into effect from Sunday under a peace agreement that also envisages a withdrawal of the heavy weapons responsible for many of...

    World › Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
    Feb15

    World › Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

    A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. But within two hours of the cease-fire’s scheduled start, the warring sides were already trading accusations of fresh attacks. International attention… …read more...

    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine ceasefire starts
    Feb15

    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine ceasefire starts

    KIEV, Ukraine — A ceasefire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. But within two hours of the ceasefire’s scheduled start, the warring sides were already trading accusations of fresh attacks. International...

    Guns fall silent in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire
    Feb15

    Guns fall silent in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire

    Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country’s bloody conflict.Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surgesRebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace...

    Slovakia to host peace conference on Ukraine in March
    Feb15

    Slovakia to host peace conference on Ukraine in March

    Slovakia will host a peace conference on the Ukraine crisis in March, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on a radio talk show on Saturday. …read more Source: Global...

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