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    Military statement in Kiev says rebels are carrying out attacks and had a plan to try to seize Debaltseve from the west.
    Feb16

    Military statement in Kiev says rebels are carrying out attacks and had a plan to try to seize Debaltseve from the west.

    In Ukraine, rebels have rejected a new truce in the Debaltseve town hours after it took effect. A senior rebel Commander, Eduard Basurin said the territory belongs to them and it is their internal matter. He said they can open fire in the territory at will but there is no shooting along of line of confrontation. Earlier, a military statement in...

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds except around flashpoint town
    Feb16

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds except around flashpoint town

    Sporadic bombardments targeting the key railway hub of Debaltseve – where thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are mostly surrounded by the rebels – were audible from kilometres away, but they were far less intense than before the truce came into effect at 6am Singapore time on Sunday (Feb 15) …read more Source: Channel...

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds, except for shelling and mortar fire around flashpoint town
    Feb16

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds, except for shelling and mortar fire around flashpoint town

    February 16, 2015 11:40 AMYENAKIEVE, Ukraine (AFP) – Shelling and mortar fire thundered around a flashpoint east Ukraine town on Sunday despite a new, shaky ceasefire largely observed along the rest of the frontline separating Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Explosions rocks ceasefire in Ukraine’s east
    Feb16

    Explosions rocks ceasefire in Ukraine’s east

    Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled townFighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire’Glimmer of hope’ for Ukraine after new ceasefire dealNew violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before four-way summit …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Nazarbayev, Poroshenko discuss Minsk Summit resulting in ceasefire deal; some fighting continue in eastern Urkaine
    Feb16

    Nazarbayev, Poroshenko discuss Minsk Summit resulting in ceasefire deal; some fighting continue in eastern Urkaine

    Poroshenko and Nazarbayev discussed the results of the high-level talks with the presidents of Russia, Ukraine, France, and the German Chancellor in Belarus’ capital for the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Ronaldo looks to break out of slump in Champions League
    Feb16

    Ronaldo looks to break out of slump in Champions League

    Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star.The Ballon d’Or winner has not scored in his past three games and has netted just four times in the past 10 — totally unexpected giving that he started the season with 17 in his first 11.The good news is that Schalke is the next opponent:...

    UN presses Yemen militia to cede power
    Feb16

    UN presses Yemen militia to cede power

    SANAA (AFP) – The United Nations Security Council on Sunday urged Yemens Huthis to cede power, release President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and negotiate in good faith, after the Shiite militia vowed to defy the bodys threats.Yemen is a traditional US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda, but the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country has...

    Poland to spend billions on defence
    Feb16

    Poland to spend billions on defence

    WARSAW: Looking east to the bloody conflict gripping Ukraine, Nato-member Poland has kicked off an unprecedented military spending spree worth billion …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force
    Feb16

    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force

    YENAKIEVE, Ukraine – Fighting dropped sharply across eastern Ukraine on Sunday but there was still sporadic shelling after a ceasefire came into force, the first step in a fragile peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of conflict. AFP journalists heard occasional artillery fire coming from the direction of the flashpoint town of Debaltseve,...

    No UN resolution reached yet on Ukraine
    Feb16

    No UN resolution reached yet on Ukraine

    The United Nations Security Council had been due to vote on a Russian-drafted resolution calling on all parties to implement the deal that provided for a ceasefire beginning on Sunday, but some countries sought amendments. …read more Source: Channel...

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