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    Nato urges Russia to withdraw troops from eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    Nato urges Russia to withdraw troops from eastern Ukraine

    NATO today urged Russia to withdraw all forces from eastern Ukraine and to stop its support for separatists as a ceasefire appeared to unravel. “I urge Russia to withdraw all its forces from eastern Ukraine, to stop all its support for the separatists and to respect the Minsk agreement,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in...

    Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve: Poroshenko
    Feb18

    Troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve: Poroshenko

    Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the President confirmed on Wednesday. Dozens of troops were seen retreating and Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldi… …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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    A year after revolution, Ukraine struggles with old hang-ups
    Feb18

    A year after revolution, Ukraine struggles with old hang-ups

    KIEV (Reuters) – The former power company executive yanked up his trouser leg to show the electronic bracelet round his ankle that would alert police if he tried to make a run for it from Kiev. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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