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    Fighting rages in Ukraine despite ceasefire deal
    Feb17

    Fighting rages in Ukraine despite ceasefire deal

    Fighting between the Ukrainian forces and pro-independence rebels persisted Monday around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, despite the announcement of a ceasefire from … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Moscow carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia
    Feb17

    Moscow carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia

    Russia’s defense ministry started a snap inspection of its paratrooper units in western Russia on Monday, Interfax news agency quoted the ministry press office as saying. Russia has carried out several unannounced military drills since relations with the West deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, with Moscow criticizing what it says is a...

    Ukraine GDP plunges most in five years as recession intensifies
    Feb17

    Ukraine GDP plunges most in five years as recession intensifies

    [KIEV] Ukraine’s worst recession since 2009 intensified last quarter, highlighting the nation’s challenge after sealing an expanded US$17.5 billion bailout and agreeing on a truce in the war that’s devastated its industrial base. …read more Source: The Business...

    Battle rages as Ukraine’s rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb17

    Battle rages as Ukraine’s rebels reject ceasefire

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse. The European Union kept pressure on Russia and the rebels by announcing a new list of separatists and Russians targeted…...

    Third seed Dolgopolov advances at Delray Beach
    Feb17

    Third seed Dolgopolov advances at Delray Beach

    DELRAY BEACH (UNITED STATES) – Ukraine’s third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov advanced to the second round of the ATP Delray Beach Open on Monday by defeating Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU urges ‘halt to shooting’ as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb17

    EU urges ‘halt to shooting’ as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    The European Union, which backed the French- and German-mediated truce eked out last week, pleaded that “the shooting needs to stop”. …read more Source: Channel...

    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb17

    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under the cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the...

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject cease-fire
    Feb16

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject cease-fire

    Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse. The European Union kept pressure on Russia and the rebels by announcing a new list of separatists and Russians targeted […]...

    Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko ‘concerned’ at ongoing Ukraine fighting
    Feb16

    Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko ‘concerned’ at ongoing Ukraine fighting

    PARIS – President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday they were “concerned” about post-ceasefire fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, the French president’s office said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    France, Germany, Ukraine say OSCE monitors need free access
    Feb16

    France, Germany, Ukraine say OSCE monitors need free access

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine said on Monday that observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe must have “free access” for their work in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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