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    Moscow, West exchange blame for fighting ahead of Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb14

    Moscow, West exchange blame for fighting ahead of Ukraine cease-fire

    Ferocious fighting raged in Ukraine on Saturday, threatening a cease-fire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a rebel onslaught to grab territory before the truce starts. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia accuses Ukraine, West of distorting peace deal hours before it takes effect
    Feb14

    Russia accuses Ukraine, West of distorting peace deal hours before it takes effect

    February 14, 2015 11:41 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Saturday accused Kiev and Western nations of distorting a Ukraine peace agreement hours before it was to take effect and as fighting raged in the east of the country. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Main stumbling blocks for Ukraine peace plan
    Feb14

    Main stumbling blocks for Ukraine peace plan

    KIEV (AFP) – A ceasefire signed by Kiev and pro-Russian rebels after marathon talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France comes into force Sunday, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending 10 months of conflict.The fragile agreement reached in Minsk Thursday is seen as the best hope to end fighting but scepticism...

    Shelling kills two in centre of Ukraine rebel city Donetsk: AFP
    Feb14

    Shelling kills two in centre of Ukraine rebel city Donetsk: AFP

    DONETSK (AFP) – A man and a woman were killed Saturday by shelling in the centre of the eastern Ukraine rebel stronghold Donetsk, just hours before a truce was due to start, an AFP journalist at the scene said.Mortars also fell close to the residence of pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko in the insurgent bastion.Artillery...

    Fight for territory continues in east Ukraine
    Feb14

    Fight for territory continues in east Ukraine

    Kiev- The Ukrainian military said that there was no let-up in a pro-Russian rebel offensive in east Ukraine with separatist forces trying to seize more territory before a ceasefire comes into force at midnight. The truce envisages the creation of a neutral “buffer zone” and withdrawal of the heavy weapons responsible for many of the...

    Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire

    DONETSK (AFP) – Ferocious fighting raged in Ukraine on Saturday, threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.Kiev-loyal regional police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said constant artillery bombardments were razing the strategic railway hub of...

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev military
    Feb14

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev military

    The Ukrainian military said on Saturday there was no let-up in a pro-Russian rebel offensive in east Ukraine with separatist forces trying to seize more territory before a ceasefire comes into for… …read more Source: The...

    Seven Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Feb14

    Seven Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Seven Ukrainian service personnel have been killed and 23 wounded in fighting against separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said on Saturday, despite a four-power peace deal worked out in Belarus. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine revised budget foresees hryvnia strengthening in 2015
    Feb14

    Ukraine revised budget foresees hryvnia strengthening in 2015

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government is forecasting a hryvnia currency rate of 21 to the dollar this year in a revised budget drawn up to satisfy its international creditors, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police
    Feb14

    Rebels ‘destroying’ key Ukraine battleground town: Pro-Kiev police

    February 14, 2015 7:03 PMKIEV (AFP) – Ferocious rebel bombardments Saturday were levelling the key government-held town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire was due to start, the local police boss said. …read more Source: The Straits...

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