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    Eighty-two were still missing after rebels seized key town of Debaltseve.
    Feb19

    Eighty-two were still missing after rebels seized key town of Debaltseve.

    Ukrainian army says more than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve on Thursday. The Ukrainian military said in Kiev that it had asked observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help to locate the missing troops. Meanwhile, France, Germany,...

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine peace deal
    Feb19

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine peace deal

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany.The attack on Debaltseve by rebels loyal to the Russian president amounts to a test of the West’s resolve to stand up to him – at the risk of an...

    Russia, rebels attack Ukraine’s call for peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Russia, rebels attack Ukraine’s call for peacekeepers

    A plea from Ukraine for international peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire in the east ran into strident opposition today from pro-Russian rebels and Moscow. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France urge truce compliance, condemn breaches
    Feb19

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France urge truce compliance, condemn breaches

    [KIEV] The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source: The Business...

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Ukraine’s calls for U.N. peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine on Thursday, saying the Minsk agreement should remain the basis for the conflict’s resolution. …read more Source: The...

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal
    Feb19

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will do whatever it can to ensure the full implementation of a ceasefire negotiated last week between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels, it said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance
    Feb19

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance

    KIEV – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking by telephone on Thursday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, said the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement they reached last week. His website said Poroshenko told them “not to pretend that what happened in...

    Britain says scrambles fighter jets to escort Russian bombers
    Feb19

    Britain says scrambles fighter jets to escort Russian bombers

    Britain said on Thursday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see two Russian long-range Bear bombers off the south coast of England the previous day, the second such incident in as many months. Britain summoned the Russian ambassador in January to explain a similar episode, when Russian bombers flew over the English Channel, forcing British...

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin
    Feb19

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France stressed in a phone call on Thursday the need to ensure that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is sustained, the Kremlin said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

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