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    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb16

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – 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 a day after it took effect. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels offer corridor for Ukraine troops out of key town – Interfax
    Feb16

    Rebels offer corridor for Ukraine troops out of key town – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels will open a safe corridor for Ukrainian troops to leave the encircled town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine if they laid down their weapons, Interfax news agency quoted a separatist commander as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia Vows to Respond to ‘Illogical’ European Union Sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia Vows to Respond to ‘Illogical’ European Union Sanctions

    Moscow said today it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a popular singer, condemning them as “inconsistent and illogica… …read more Source:...

    Russia vows to respond to ‘illogical’ EU sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia vows to respond to ‘illogical’ EU sanctions

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow said on Monday it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a popular singer, condemning them as inconsistent and illogical.Such decisions… will be followed by an appropriate response, the foreign ministry said in a statement.We note how...

    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'
    Feb16

    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the situation in eastern Ukraine remained fragile and that the path to a comprehensive peace would be “extremely difficult”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax
    Feb16

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine are ready to withdraw their heavy weapons from the front line when Ukraine withdraws its weapons as detailed in the Minsk peace plan, Interfax news agency quoted rebel official Denis Pushilin as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Angela Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be ‘extremely difficult’
    Feb16

    Angela Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be ‘extremely difficult’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the situation in eastern Ukraine remained fragile and that the path to a comprehensive peace would be “extremely difficult”. “The situation is fragile. Particularly with regard to Debaltseve this is not unexpected”, Merkel said during a news conference in Berlin,...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week.Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the...

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb16

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine ceasefire

    A shaky truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day on Monday (Feb 16) with both the Kiev government and pro-Russian separatists accusing each other of attacks holding up an agreed pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list
    Feb16

    Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list

    [BRUSSELS] A veteran Russian singer who voiced support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been subjected to EU sanctions in a new blacklist published by the European Union on Monday. …read more Source: The Business...

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