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    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 minute and Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a final push by rebels to gain territory. President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to abide by the truce from midnight (6am Malaysian time), in line with a deal reached...

    Ukraine Peace ‘Threatened’ by Rebel Actions: President Poroshenko
    Feb15

    Ukraine Peace ‘Threatened’ by Rebel Actions: President Poroshenko

    The peace process in Ukraine is being “threatened” by pro-Russian separatists who have virtually encircled Ukrainian troops in the key battleground town of Debaltseve, President Petro Poroshenko said … …read more Source:...

    Main Stumbling Blocks for Ukraine Peace Plan
    Feb15

    Main Stumbling Blocks for Ukraine Peace Plan

    A ceasefire signed by Kiev and pro-Russian rebels after marathon talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France comes into force Sunday, the first step in a peace deal aimed at endin… …read more Source:...

    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...

    Fierce fighting in Ukraine as cease-fire deadline approaches
    Feb15

    Fierce fighting in Ukraine as cease-fire deadline approaches

    Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists rocketed each other with heavy artillery fire Saturday — shelling that extended far beyond any front lines — as the hours ticked down to a cease-fire that was supposed to start at midnight.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared he would consider imposing martial law if the fighting does not...

    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 in Ukraine takes effect as fighting persists
    Feb15

    Cease-fire in Ukraine takes effect as fighting persists

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    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...

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