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    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'
    Feb16

    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the situation in eastern Ukraine remained fragile and that the path to a comprehensive peace would be “extremely difficult”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax
    Feb16

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine are ready to withdraw their heavy weapons from the front line when Ukraine withdraws its weapons as detailed in the Minsk peace plan, Interfax news agency quoted rebel official Denis Pushilin as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb16

    Battle persists 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 a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the...

    Angela Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be ‘extremely difficult’
    Feb16

    Angela Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be ‘extremely difficult’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the situation in eastern Ukraine remained fragile and that the path to a comprehensive peace would be “extremely difficult”. “The situation is fragile. Particularly with regard to Debaltseve this is not unexpected”, Merkel said during a news conference in Berlin,...

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb16

    Breaches threaten shaky Ukraine ceasefire

    A shaky truce in Ukraine was already at risk on its second day on Monday (Feb 16) with both the Kiev government and pro-Russian separatists accusing each other of attacks holding up an agreed pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list
    Feb16

    Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list

    [BRUSSELS] A veteran Russian singer who voiced support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea has been subjected to EU sanctions in a new blacklist published by the European Union on Monday. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukrainian army not ready to pull back heavy weapons because ceasefire violated – military spokesman
    Feb16

    Ukrainian army not ready to pull back heavy weapons because ceasefire violated – military spokesman

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian armed forces are not ready to withdraw heavy weapons, as agreed at the Minsk four-power peace talks, because separatists are violating the ceasefire, a Kiev military spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    After attacks, France fights call for mass migration of Jews
    Feb16

    After attacks, France fights call for mass migration of Jews

    Faced with images of overturned tombstones and yet another deadly attack at a European Jewish site, French leaders on Monday countered calls from the Israeli prime minister for a mass immigration with their own plea to the Jewish community.Hundreds of Jewish graves were found desecrated in eastern France on Sunday, hours after a Danish Jew...

    Fighting around Debaltseve remains source of concern – Germany
    Feb16

    Fighting around Debaltseve remains source of concern – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Monday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine seemed to be holding in general terms, but added that ongoing fighting around the strategic railway junction of Debaltseve remained a source of concern. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says will respond ‘adequately’ to new EU sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia says will respond ‘adequately’ to new EU sanctions

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday Moscow would respond “adequately” to new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, adding that the measures would not help secure a solution to the conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

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