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    Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb17

    Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on Ukraine ceasefire

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on concrete steps with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to allow the OSCE to observe the situation in eastern Ukraine given the fragility of the agreed ceas… …read more Source: The...

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine truce
    Feb17

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine truce

    KIEV – A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was under threat Monday with fighting unabated around a strategic railway hub and other violations reported, putting in peril an agreement to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline. The European Union, which backed the fresh peace effort brought about last week through hard-won mediation by...

    Ceasefire fragile as pro-Russia rebels battle with Ukraine army over Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ceasefire fragile as pro-Russia rebels battle with Ukraine army over Debaltseve

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse. The European Union kept pressure on Russia and the rebels by announcing a new list of separatists and Russians targeted with...

    Kremlin says leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine had a phone call
    Feb17

    Kremlin says leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine had a phone call

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine discussed the agreement reached in Minsk on solving Ukraine’s conflict during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday night. …read more Source: The...

    US urges Russia, rebels to ‘immediately’ halt Ukraine attacks
    Feb17

    US urges Russia, rebels to ‘immediately’ halt Ukraine attacks

    The United States called on Russia and the separatists it backs to “immediately” halt attacks in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expressing grave concern about ceasefire violations.A two-day old truce was on the verge of collapsing as fighting raged around a strategic railway hub and both sides said conditions were not met to start...

    Nervous Bayern head east for Shakhtar clash
    Feb17

    Nervous Bayern head east for Shakhtar clash

    LVIV (UKRAINE) – Arjen Robben admits Bayern Munich have a few nerves as they head to the war-torn Ukraine for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash away to Shakhtar Donetsk. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Few signs of peace in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Few signs of peace in Debaltseve

    Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled townUkraine military says no let-up in rebel offensive in eastFighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefireNew violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before four-way summitUkrainian authorities, rebels evacuate civilians from front line town …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Rupiah opens at Rp 12,758 per dollar on Tuesday
    Feb17

    Rupiah opens at Rp 12,758 per dollar on Tuesday

    The rupiah interbank trade rate in Jakarta in Tuesday’s first trading session weakened slightly by 11 basis points to Rp 12,758 per US dollar from Rp 12,747 per US dollar in the earlier trading session.Samuel Sekuritas economist Rangga Cipta said the rupiah was considered stable after Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed that the...

    Ukraine rebels bury fighters who died hours ahead of cease-fire
    Feb17

    Ukraine rebels bury fighters who died hours ahead of cease-fire

    After the coffins of four pro-Russian fighters killed hours before the Ukrainian cease-fire were lowered into the ground on Monday in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, their comrades fired Kalashnikov rifles into the icy air in a final salute. The field was already studded with dozens of graves of men killed in 10 months of […] The post Ukraine...

    EU widens blacklist over Ukraine, adds Russia’s Antonov
    Feb17

    EU widens blacklist over Ukraine, adds Russia’s Antonov

    The European Union blacklisted more Ukrainian separatists and Russian backers to protest the destabilization of Ukraine.Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled townGuns fall silent in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

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