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    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...

    Ukraine’s fighting intensifies ahead of ceasefire, killing 26
    Feb14

    Ukraine’s fighting intensifies ahead of ceasefire, killing 26

    Hostilities between government troops and pro-independence rebels in eastern Ukraine flared up with a new vigour in the past day, killing 26 people and wounding scores of others, authorities said Friday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Fighting raged in Ukraine on Friday, throwing doubts on a ceasefire deal due to take effect over the weekend, as the US said Russia was still deploying heavy arms and Kiev warned that shelling of civilians had intensified.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the continuing bombardment of civilians in eastern...

    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine
    Feb14

    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine

    Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia of backing separatists in Ukraine, but the threat of a Russian veto has blocked them from taking action in close to 30 meetings on the crisis. Now, Russia is asking for their support.Russia circulated a surprise draft resolution, obtained...

    Ukrain Cricis
    Feb14

    Ukrain Cricis

    A newly mobilized soldier takes part in training at the 169th training center of Ukrainian ground forces “Desna” in the Chernihiv. A newly mobilized soldier trains with a weapon at the 169th training center of Ukrainian ground forces “Desna” in the Chernihiv. Newly mobilized soldiers train with weapons at the 169th...

    Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine
    Feb14

    Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine

    Russia, as a permanent member of the 15-seat council, can veto any proposed resolution it dislikes. It has denied backing the separatists in eastern Ukraine, who made a late grab for territory on Friday before the cease-fire takes effect. Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia...

    Analysis: NATO’s expansion is at the root of Ukraine’s crisis
    Feb14

    Analysis: NATO’s expansion is at the root of Ukraine’s crisis

    The Cold War didn’t end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear. As the non-Russian republics broke free in the Soviet collapse and Eastern European Soviet satellite countries snapped the chains of Moscow’s dominion, common wisdom held that the Cold War was over. The victors were the […]...

    G7 urges parties not to complicate Ukraine situation
    Feb14

    G7 urges parties not to complicate Ukraine situation

    The G7 group of countries have urged all parties to refrain from complicating the situation in Ukraine and threatened to punish those violating the ceasefire agreement reached Feb 12 in Minsk. The … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26
    Feb14

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26

    A man carries a child after shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in a residential area of the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine. Despite a looming cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine, a government-held town 40 kilometers (25 miles) behind the front line has been hit by shelling, killing at least one person. The...

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire
    Feb14

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire

    Fighting raged in Ukraine as the clock ticked down to a ceasefire that will be a first test of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to a freshly-inked peace plan. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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