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    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin suggests US is sending arms to Ukraine

    MOSCOW: (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine.At a news conference Tuesday in Budapest with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Putin was asked how he assessed the possible consequences if the United States decides to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine in its...

    Putin urges Kiev not to stop Ukrainian soldiers from laying down arms
    Feb17

    Putin urges Kiev not to stop Ukrainian soldiers from laying down arms

    February 18, 2015 4:31 AMBUDAPEST (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Kiev to allow Ukrainian soldiers who are encircled by pro-Russian rebels in the town of Debaltseve to lay down their weapons. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town
    Feb17

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town

    Ukraine on Tuesday accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town and engaged thousands of troops there in intense combat. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine
    Feb17

    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine

    Since a ceasefire was declared on Sunday, the commander of one of the Ukrainian forces’ most well-known irregular battalions has been sitting in his office, monitoring the truce from a base just minutes from the front line. And it is making him itch. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town
    Feb17

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town

    Ukraine on Tuesday (Feb 17) accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town
    Feb17

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town

    SOLEDAR (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town and engaged thousands of troops there in intense combat.The hopes of the world for peace are being destroyed, the deputy head of...

    Rebel commander says separatists control 80% of Debaltseve in east Ukraine
    Feb17

    Rebel commander says separatists control 80% of Debaltseve in east Ukraine

    Senior rebel commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists had gained control of more than 80 per cent of the east Ukrainian transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been gripped by fighting despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine admits some troops surrounded in flashpoint town
    Feb17

    Ukraine admits some troops surrounded in flashpoint town

    KIEV – Some Ukrainian army units are surrounded in the flashpoint eastern town of Debaltseve where “fierce fighting” is going on, a military spokesman said late Tuesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. Two days after a truce went into effect, the agreement reached at all-night talks in the Belarussian...

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews
    Feb17

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is preparing and calling for mass immigration from Europe -© AFP / by Laurent Lozano JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel’s history as a refuge and a looming...

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