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    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb18

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops… …read more Source: The...

    NATO says separatists' refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord
    Feb18

    NATO says separatists' refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord

    RIGA (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Wednesday about the deteriorating situation around the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve and said the refusal of pro-Russian separatists to respect a ceasefire threatened the Minsk accord. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Canada sanctions aimed at preventing implementation of Minsk agreement
    Feb18

    Russia says Canada sanctions aimed at preventing implementation of Minsk agreement

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that sanctions imposed by Canada on Moscow are a “lame attempt” to prevent the implementation of an agreement reached in Minsk and aimed at brining the conflict in eastern Ukraine to an end. …read more Source: The...

    Republican Jeb Bush to lay out case for stronger US role in world
    Feb18

    Republican Jeb Bush to lay out case for stronger US role in world

    WASHINGTON: The United States needs to regain its leadership role in the world, Republican Jeb Bush will say in a speech on Wednesday, while asserting that President Barack Obama has been inconsistent and indecisive in carrying out American foreign policy. Bush’s speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will be his first major foray...

    Hammond says Putin not acting in spirit of Minsk deal
    Feb18

    Hammond says Putin not acting in spirit of Minsk deal

    LISBON (Reuters) – If the ceasefire in Ukraine breaks down Europe should at least extend its sanctions against Moscow, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town

    Government forces started pulling out of a town in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after a fierce assault by Russian-backed separatists which Europe said violated a crumbling ceasefire. President Petro Poroshenko said before flying to the town of Debaltseve that more than 80% of his troops in the rail hub had already left following a heavy...

    Greece’s Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia
    Feb18

    Greece’s Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Germany’s Stern magazine an economic war with Russia was in no-one’s interests and that imposing sanctions on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine was “hypocritical” …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces start to quit besieged town

    Government forces started pulling out of a town in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after a fierce assault by Russian-backed separatists which Europe said violated a crumbling ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine president says troops have withdrawn from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine president says troops have withdrawn from Debaltseve

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraines 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 weeks.This morning the Ukrainian armed forces together with the National Guard completed an operation for a planned and organised withdrawal...

    EU condemns ‘clear violation’ of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve
    Feb18

    EU condemns ‘clear violation’ of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Wednesday condemned a rebel offensive against the strategic town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine as a “clear violation” of an internationally-backed ceasefire.”The actions by the Russia-backed separatists in Debaltseve are a clear violation of the ceasefire,” the EU’s foreign...

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