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    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande
    Feb20

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande

    France and Germany are more convinced than ever that the Minsk agreements aimed at resolving an ongoing crisis in Ukraine should be fully implemented and a ceasefire observed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday. “With the (German) Chancellor we have never stopped speaking since the (September 2014) Minsk agreements and we are...

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat
    Feb20

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat

    KIEV (Reuters) – The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb20

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine promised Friday (Feb 20) to start exchanging prisoners, in a possible boost to a ceasefire still supported by the West despite serious violations. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft
    Feb20

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will consider “reframing” energy relations with Russia based on market conditions when the time is right and for now will focus on its strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. …read more Source: The...

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko
    Feb20

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hosting of Ukraine peace talks may be having a side effect – thawing relations between the European Union and a man the West calls “Europe’s last dictator”. …read more Source: Channel...

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko
    Feb20

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko

    MINSK/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hosting of Ukraine peace talks may be having a side effect — thawing relations between the European Union and a man the West calls “Europe’s last dictator”. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb20

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine promised Friday to start exchanging prisoners, in a possible boost to a ceasefire that the US accuses separatists of repeatedly violating. A rebel official for human rights, Daria Morozova, said an initial exchange of prisoners with the Ukrainian side would take place on Saturday, the Interfax news agency…...

    Two thirds of Russians see threat from other countries, poll suggests
    Feb20

    Two thirds of Russians see threat from other countries, poll suggests

    More than two-thirds of Russians believe other countries pose a military threat to their nation’s security and more Russians now believe in the likelihood of war than at any time this century, a research group said on Friday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Centre said 68% of respondents to an opinion poll believed other countries pose...

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border
    Feb20

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border

    Ukraine’s military said on Friday more than 20 Russian tanks, 10 missile systems and bus-loads of fighters had crossed Ukraine’s border and headed towards Novoazovsk, a rebel-held town east of the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol. “In recent days, despite the Minsk (ceasefire) agreement, military equipment and...

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border
    Feb20

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Friday more than 20 Russian tanks, 10 missile systems and bus-loads of fighters had crossed Ukraine’s border and headed towards Novoazovsk, a rebel-held town east of the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol. …read more Source: The...

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