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    Lavrov, Kerry discuss Minsk deal to end Ukraine conflict – Russian foreign ministry
    Feb18

    Lavrov, Kerry discuss Minsk deal to end Ukraine conflict – Russian foreign ministry

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed over the phone on Wednesday the implementation of a peace deal to end the conflict in east Ukraine, the foreign ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

    NATO Urges Russia to ‘Withdraw All its Forces’ from Eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    NATO Urges Russia to ‘Withdraw All its Forces’ from Eastern Ukraine

    NATO today urged Russia to withdraw all forces from eastern Ukraine and to stop its support for separatists as a ceasefire appeared to unravel. …read more Source:...

    European Union Condemns ‘Clear Violation’ of Ukraine Ceasefire in Debaltseve
    Feb18

    European Union Condemns ‘Clear Violation’ of Ukraine Ceasefire in Debaltseve

    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. …read more Source:...

    Bodies of 13 Ukraine troops delivered to morgue near Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Bodies of 13 Ukraine troops delivered to morgue near Debaltseve

    The bodies of at least 13 Ukrainian soldiers were delivered to a morgue close to the battleground town of Debaltseve on Wednesday as government forces retreated from the key transport hub, a morgue official said. “The corpses of 13 Ukrainian servicemen were brought in today,” Ruslan Fedonyuk, director of the morgue in the...

    NATO urges Russia to ‘withdraw all its forces’ from eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    NATO urges Russia to ‘withdraw all its forces’ from eastern Ukraine

    RIGA (AFP) – NATO on Wednesday urged Russia to withdraw all forces from eastern Ukraine and to end its support for the pro-Moscow separatists as a ceasefire appeared to unravel.I urge Russia to withdraw all its forces from eastern Ukraine, to stop all its support for the separatists and to respect the Minsk agreement, NATO Secretary General...

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb18

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    ARTEMIVSK (Ukraine) – After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell today (Feb 18) to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered… …read more Source:...

    NATO says separatists’ refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord
    Feb18

    NATO says separatists’ refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Wednesday about the deteriorating situation around the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve and said the refusal of pro-Russian separatists to respect a ceasefire threatened the Minsk accord. “I’m deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in and around Debaltseve,”...

    The government forces and Pro-Russian rebels have been fighting in town for weeks.
    Feb18

    The government forces and Pro-Russian rebels have been fighting in town for weeks.

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says the government forces have been withdrawn from Debaltseve town. In a statement issued on Wednesday, he said the Ukrainian armed forces together with the National Guard completed an operation for a planned and organized withdrawal from Debaltseve. The government forces and the Pro-Russian rebels have...

    Nato urges Russia to withdraw troops from eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    Nato urges Russia to withdraw troops from eastern Ukraine

    NATO today urged Russia to withdraw all forces from eastern Ukraine and to stop its support for separatists as a ceasefire appeared to unravel. “I urge Russia to withdraw all its forces from eastern Ukraine, to stop all its support for the separatists and to respect the Minsk agreement,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in...

    Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve: Poroshenko
    Feb18

    Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve: Poroshenko

    Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the President confirmed on Wednesday. Dozens of troops were seen retreating and Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldi… …read more Source: The...

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