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    Polish presidential candidate vows better ties with Russia
    Feb15

    Polish presidential candidate vows better ties with Russia

    The presidential candidate for Poland’s main left-wing party on Saturday criticized what she called the Polish government’s antagonistic attitude to Russia, saying she would be willing to speak directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin.Magdalena Ogorek told a convention of the Democratic Left Alliance that Poland cannot afford to...

    Obama speaks to German, Ukrainian leaders about Ukraine violence
    Feb15

    Obama speaks to German, Ukrainian leaders about Ukraine violence

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday and expressed concern about the violence in Ukraine while pressing for implementation of a ceasefire agreement, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    U.S.'s Kerry called Russian counterpart to urge truce implementation – official
    Feb15

    U.S.'s Kerry called Russian counterpart to urge truce implementation – official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, urging full implementation of this week’s Minsk agreements on ending fighting in Ukraine, including a midnight ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Cease-fire period begins in Ukraine
    Feb15

    Cease-fire period begins in Ukraine

    The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight Sunday, bringing slim hopes of a reprieve from a grueling conflict that has killed at least 5,300 people and displaced more than 1 million.Under an agreement struck last week, Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels are to begin pulling back their heavy...

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town

    An agreed ceasefire in Ukraine went into effect Sunday under a cloud of mistrust, after fighting raged until the last mi …read more Source: The Korea...

    Cease-fire in Ukraine takes effect as fighting persists
    Feb15

    Cease-fire in Ukraine takes effect as fighting persists

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    Ukrainian president orders government forces to cease fire
    Feb15

    Ukrainian president orders government forces to cease fire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued an order to cease fire in the conflict zones in the country ‘s south-eastern Donbass region from midnight on Sunday (2200 GMT Saturday) in line with the Minsk peace agreements. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Shelling halts in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire
    Feb15

    Shelling halts in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire

    Shelling suddenly stopped at midnight in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko gave the order to government forces to cease firing at midnight in line with a peace agreement reached last Thursday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine ceasefire period begins; world holds breath
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire period begins; world holds breath

    KIEV, Ukraine — The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight Sunday, but there are no immediate indications of whether either side in the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people is observing it. Under an agreement struck last week, Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels are to begin...

    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force

    February 15, 2015 6:10 AMDONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) – A ceasefire agreed between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels came into force on Sunday, the first step in a fragile peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of conflict in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

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