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    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb16

    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

    A government-held town in east Ukraine sandwiched between two rebel-controlled areas came under heavy shelling on Monday, a day after the start of a ceasefire that Russian-backed separatists say does not apply there. A Kiev military source said four Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 21 wounded since the internationally negotiated ceasefire...

    Russia says will respond 'adequately' to new EU sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia says will respond 'adequately' to new EU sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday Moscow would respond “adequately” to new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, adding that the measures would not help secure a solution to the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb16

    Ukraine ceasefire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    A ceasefire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine truce at risk as fighting persists around key town
    Feb16

    Ukraine truce at risk as fighting persists around key town

    A shaky new truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day on Monday (Feb 16) as Kiev said persistent rebel attacks meant there was “no question” of it pulling back heavy weapons, and the EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU puts 19 more individuals on its Ukraine sanctions list
    Feb16

    EU puts 19 more individuals on its Ukraine sanctions list

    BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) has added 19 more individuals, including a Russian deputy minister of defence, on its sanctions list for their actions linked to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The EU published the list, which also included nine entities,… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine under fire 112 times despite ceasefire: Foreign Minister
    Feb16

    Ukraine under fire 112 times despite ceasefire: Foreign Minister

    Ukrainian forces have come under fire from pro-Russian rebels over 100 times in the last 24 hours, despite a ceasefire coming into force at midnight on Saturday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Monday.”We and the Ukraine armed forces are fully observing the ceasefire regime but unfortunately in response we have received...

    Ukraine says won’t pull back heavy weapons because of rebel fire
    Feb16

    Ukraine says won’t pull back heavy weapons because of rebel fire

    Ukraine – A shaky new truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day Monday as Kiev said there was “no question” of its troops pulling back heavy weapons, and the EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia.”There is no question at the moment of us withdrawing heavy weapons” from the frontline because of persistent...

    Ukraine under fire ‘112 times’ despite ceasefire
    Feb16

    Ukraine under fire ‘112 times’ despite ceasefire

    SOFIA – Ukrainian forces have come under fire from pro-Russian rebels over 100 times in the last 24 hours, despite a ceasefire coming into force at midnight on Saturday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Monday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Famous Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list
    Feb16

    Famous Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list

    The European Union published a new list of Ukrainians and Russians targeted with sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s independence on Monday, including Russian singer Iosif Kobzon and two Russian deputy defence ministers. …read more Source: Channel...

    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb16

    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

    “The illegal armed groups are not supporting the ceasefire,” he said, adding the rebels were using Grad rockets and tanks to attack government forces holding the town. A government-held town in east Ukraine sandwiched between two rebel-controlled areas came under heavy shelling on Monday, a day after the start of a ceasefire that Russian-backed...

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