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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

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

    DONETSK – 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.Poroshenko, wearing the uniform of the armed forces supreme commander, said in a...

    Obama tells Poroshenko of ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine violence
    Feb15

    Obama tells Poroshenko of ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine violence

    WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to express his “deep concern” and “sympathy” over spiraling violence as a ceasefire came into force in eastern Ukraine.The truce officially started at midnight (2200 GMT on Saturday) but surging fighting in the runup...

    Carry on if you want to die in Ukraines battleground town
    Feb15

    Carry on if you want to die in Ukraines battleground town

    ON ROAD TO DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine: The east Ukraine town of Debaltseve was the epicentre of fighting in the hours ahead of Sunday s ceasefire, amid non-s …read more Source: The News...

    Conflicting sides in Ukraine hold fire in line with Minsk peace 
agreement
    Feb15

    Conflicting sides in Ukraine hold fire in line with Minsk peace agreement

    Conflicting sides in Ukraine observed ceasefire at midnight Sunday as written in the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: Global...

    DPR, LPR strictly observe Ukraine ceasefire — militia authorities
    Feb15

    DPR, LPR strictly observe Ukraine ceasefire — militia authorities

    Militia forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic (DPR and LPR) have ceased fire, officials of the two republics said Sunday. …read more Source: Global...

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