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    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, 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…...

    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

    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...

    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...

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed
    Feb22

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

    An Ukrainian prisoner of war leans on crutches before a prisoner exchange in Russia-backed separatist controlled territory, near Zholobok, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening. 139 Ukrainian troops...

    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, the first clear sign of progress for an otherwise shaky truce signed a week ago.Amid massive anti-Kiev rally, Yanukovich speaks of returnWest looks impotent as Ukraine ceasefire frays: analystsUkrainian carnage leaves ‘zombies’ behind in...

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce
    Feb22

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce

    ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine – 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.The rare glint of optimism came on the heels of a pro-Russian rebel offensive in the east, capturing a major town from loyalists and...

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce
    Feb22

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce

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

    A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed.
    Feb22

    A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed.

    The Ukrainian government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners, a week after a ceasefire came into effect in the east of the country. A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed. The exchange is the first step carried out successfully under the terms of the Minsk agreements, brokered by...

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