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    Russia, EU trade accusations over violation of ceasefire
    Feb19

    Russia, EU trade accusations over violation of ceasefire

    Russia and the EU on Wednesday traded accusations over violation of ceasefire as Ukraine started to withdraw its government troops from the contested town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. • Ukraine withdraws troops from Debaltseve …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday (Feb 18) called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping force to monitor a tattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb19

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. President… …read...

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers
    Feb18

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers

    February 19, 2015 5:04 AMKIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping force to monitor a tattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Pro-Russian rebels break truce to seize flashpoint Ukraine town
    Feb18

    Pro-Russian rebels break truce to seize flashpoint Ukraine town

    A flashpoint strategic town in east Ukraine fell on Wednesday (Feb 18) to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels in a serious defeat for Kiev, prompting the West to accuse Moscow of cynically exploiting an internationally-backed ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House
    Feb18

    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia were slated to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace plan for Eastern Ukraine by phone on Wednesday, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces
    Feb18

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday to stop Russian and separatist attacks on Ukrainian forces in Debaltseve, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned the seizure of a strategic east Ukrainian town by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday as a “massive violation” of a ceasefire, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace plan dead or ratchet up sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of a besieged flashpoint eastern town on Wednesday after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels in what the EU said was a “clear violation” of an internationally backed truce. The retreat from Debaltseve — a strategic railway hub sandwiched between the main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk — was a […] The post...

    Angela Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it
    Feb18

    Angela Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she wanted to work with Russia to restore peace in Europe, but added that she could not ignore Moscow’s violations of international law in the course of the Ukraine crisis. “We want to shape this European peace order together with Russia, not against Russia,” Merkel said during a...

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