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    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned the seizure of a strategic east Ukrainian town by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday as a “massive violation” of a ceasefire, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace plan dead or ratchet up sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of a besieged flashpoint eastern town on Wednesday after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels in what the EU said was a “clear violation” of an internationally backed truce. The retreat from Debaltseve — a strategic railway hub sandwiched between the main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk — was a […] The post...

    Angela Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it
    Feb18

    Angela Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she wanted to work with Russia to restore peace in Europe, but added that she could not ignore Moscow’s violations of international law in the course of the Ukraine crisis. “We want to shape this European peace order together with Russia, not against Russia,” Merkel said during a...

    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – 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. …read more Source: The...

    UK says photos show Russian missiles in Ukraine
    Feb18

    UK says photos show Russian missiles in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia’s military involvement in the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia
    Feb18

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stepped up his criticism on Wednesday of his European allies for their policy of seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, naming top EU official Donald Tusk as one of its backers. …read more Source: The...

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia
    Feb18

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stepped up his criticism on Wednesday of his European allies for their policy of seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, naming top EU official Donald Tusk as one of its backers. …read more Source: Channel...

    Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it
    Feb18

    Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she wanted to work with Russia to restore peace in Europe, but added that she could not ignore Moscow’s violations of international law in the course of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

    ARTEMIVSK/BULAVYNE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town on Wednesday after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. …read more Source: The...

    US hasn’t exhausted toolkit on Russia sanctions – energy envoy
    Feb18

    US hasn’t exhausted toolkit on Russia sanctions – energy envoy

    The United States could intensify sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin continues to destabilize eastern Ukraine, a senior U.S. government official said. …read more Source: Channel...

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