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    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police
    Feb14

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police

    February 14, 2015 7:03 PMKIEV (AFP) – Ferocious rebel bombardments Saturday were levelling the key government-held town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire was due to start, the local police boss said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police
    Feb14

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police

    Ferocious rebel bombardments Saturday were levelling the key government-held town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire was due to start, the local police boss said. “The rebels are destroying the town of Debaltseve. There are non-stop artillery bombardments of residential areas and buildings. The town is in flames,”...

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town
    Feb14

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town

    KIEV – Ferocious rebel bombardments Saturday were levelling the key government-held town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire was due to start, the local police boss said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine military says no let-up in rebel offensive in east
    Feb14

    Ukraine military says no let-up in rebel offensive in east

    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.Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefireThe unsung heroine of Minsk talks …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Ukraine plans to borrow $1 billion to buy gas, fuel oil for reserves
    Feb14

    Ukraine plans to borrow $1 billion to buy gas, fuel oil for reserves

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to borrow $1 billion to establish a strategic reserve of natural gas and fuel oil to cover local needs in emergency situations, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb14

    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

    Ukraine and separatists fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France.’Glimmer of hope’ for Ukraine after new ceasefire dealFactbox: Minsk agreement on UkraineDocument suggests ceasefire from Feb 14 may be in Ukraine dealHopes of agreement after Ukraine peace talks,...

    Ukraine ceasefire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle
    Feb14

    Ukraine ceasefire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle

    Associated Press reporters observed intense shelling Friday along the highway north of Debaltseve, which remains the town’s only land link with the rest of government-controlled territory. Russia-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend ceasefire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave...

    Renewed fighting breaks out ahead of  Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb14

    Renewed fighting breaks out ahead of Ukraine ceasefire

    Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely across the east of the country on yesterday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. A ceasefire is due to come into effect tomorrow under the agreement, which also envisages a withdrawal of the heavy weapons responsible for many of the 5,000 casualties in the conflict that…...

    Separatists Doubt Kiev Will Control ‘Their’ Russian Border
    Feb14

    Separatists Doubt Kiev Will Control ‘Their’ Russian Border

    The separatist guard at a crossing point between Ukraine and Russia poured scorn on Kiev regaining control despite a new peace deal. “I don’t think so, we’ll stay right here,” he said. …read more Source:...

    Russia denies pledge to release Ukrainian pilot
    Feb14

    Russia denies pledge to release Ukrainian pilot

    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday denied agreeing to free Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot who has been on hunger strike for two months and become a symbol of resistance at home. President Petro Poroshenko raised the fate of Savchenko at this week’s Minsk summit with Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and...

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