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    EU condemns ‘clear violation’ of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve
    Feb18

    EU condemns ‘clear violation’ of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Wednesday condemned a rebel offensive against the strategic town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine as a “clear violation” of an internationally-backed ceasefire.”The actions by the Russia-backed separatists in Debaltseve are a clear violation of the ceasefire,” the EU’s foreign...

    Greece's Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia
    Feb18

    Greece's Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Germany’s Stern magazine an economic war with Russia was in no-one’s interests and that imposing sanctions on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine was “hypocritical” …read more Source: The...

    Leaders schedule new phone call Wednesday on Ukraine – France
    Feb18

    Leaders schedule new phone call Wednesday on Ukraine – France

    PARIS (Reuters) – Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will hold a new telephone call late on Wednesday on the Ukraine crisis, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian president: Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukrainian president: Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve

    Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the president confirmed on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned on Wednesday a military offensive by pro-Russian separatists to capture the strategic east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, calling it a clear violation of a ceasefire agreed last week, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace deal dead. …read more Source: The...

    Security Council backs Ukraine peace agreements
    Feb18

    Security Council backs Ukraine peace agreements

    The UN Security Council on Wednesday backed the Ukraine peace agreements signed in Minsk, Belarus and demanded the immediate cessation of violence. The council urged the rebels to comply with the… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president says government forces withdraw from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine president says government forces withdraw from Debaltseve

    KIEV – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that government forces had withdrawn from the flashpoint town of Debaltseve, where pro-Russian rebels have been battling troops for control for weeks. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    UN Security Council adopts resolution endorsing new cease-fire on Ukraine crisis
    Feb18

    UN Security Council adopts resolution endorsing new cease-fire on Ukraine crisis

    The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing measures for the implementation of the new truce on Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: China...

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday a ceasefire agreed between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine was almost entirely in place with the exception of the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday declared that Ukrainian forces were carrying out a “planned and organised” departure from the town of Debaltseve which has been under siege by Russian-backed separatists for weeks. …read more Source: The...

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