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    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned on Wednesday a military offensive by pro-Russian separatists to capture the strategic east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, calling it a clear violation of a ceasefire agreed last week, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace deal dead. …read more Source: The...

    Security Council backs Ukraine peace agreements
    Feb18

    Security Council backs Ukraine peace agreements

    The UN Security Council on Wednesday backed the Ukraine peace agreements signed in Minsk, Belarus and demanded the immediate cessation of violence. The council urged the rebels to comply with the… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president says government forces withdraw from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine president says government forces withdraw from Debaltseve

    KIEV – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that government forces had withdrawn from the flashpoint town of Debaltseve, where pro-Russian rebels have been battling troops for control for weeks. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action
    Feb18

    EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini accused pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday of violating the Ukraine ceasefire with their actions in the besieged town of Debaltseve and said the EU was ready to take “appropriate action” if fighting continued. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to 'front', says troops leaving Debaltseve – TV
    Feb18

    Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to 'front', says troops leaving Debaltseve – TV

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko left by plane from Kiev “to the front” on Wednesday, and Ukrainian television said that he told journalists before leaving that Ukrainian forces were leaving the besieged town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The...

    UN Security Council adopts resolution endorsing new cease-fire on Ukraine crisis
    Feb18

    UN Security Council adopts resolution endorsing new cease-fire on Ukraine crisis

    The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing measures for the implementation of the new truce on Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: China...

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday a ceasefire agreed between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine was almost entirely in place with the exception of the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday declared that Ukrainian forces were carrying out a “planned and organised” departure from the town of Debaltseve which has been under siege by Russian-backed separatists for weeks. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine denied rebel claims to have taken control of town but acknowledged the separatists had seized parts of it.
    Feb18

    Ukraine denied rebel claims to have taken control of town but acknowledged the separatists had seized parts of it.

    In Ukraine, fierce street battles continue between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels for control of the strategic town of Debaltseve. Ukraine denied rebel claims to have taken control of the town but acknowledged the separatists had seized parts of it. The Ukrainian presidential office called on the European Union and NATO to condemn the...

    Small groups of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve head north
    Feb18

    Small groups of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve head north

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Weary Ukrainian troops, some in columns, some in cars, began arriving on Wednesday from the besieged town of Debaltseve in Artemivsk, about 30 km (18 miles) to the north, a Reuters witness said. …read more Source: The...

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