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    Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal
    Feb12

    Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the agreement envisages a cease-fire beginning Sunday …read more Source: The...

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed on a new $17.5 billion bailout deal for Ukraine to help stabilize the country’s finances. The four-year deal could include as much as $40 billion in funding … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Key points of new Ukraine peace plan
    Feb12

    Key points of new Ukraine peace plan

    MINSK (AFP) – Kiev and pro-Russian rebels agreed a peace roadmap Thursday after marathon negotiations in Minsk involving the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.The new agreement notably calls for a ceasefire starting on Sunday and an expanded buffer zone around the frontline, with the withdrawal of heavy weapons.The plan, which...

    Cameron – No easing of EU sanctions unless Putin changes behaviour
    Feb12

    Cameron – No easing of EU sanctions unless Putin changes behaviour

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict should not be lifted unless President Vladimir Putin alters his behaviour, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader puts detained pilot centre-stage at Minsk talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine leader puts detained pilot centre-stage at Minsk talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Emerging from all-night talks on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko would be released from a Russian prison soon. …read more Source: The...

    Nine killed in fresh Ukraine fighting: officials
    Feb12

    Nine killed in fresh Ukraine fighting: officials

    Nine people were killed and 35 more wounded in fresh fighting in eastern Ukraine as marathon peace talks dragged on in Minsk, officials said today. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Putin says rebels want encircled Ukraine troops to surrender
    Feb12

    Putin says rebels want encircled Ukraine troops to surrender

    MINSK – Russias President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that pro-Russian rebels had encircled up to 8,000 Ukrainian troops and expected them to surrender ahead of a ceasefire.Of course, they (rebels) proceed from the assumption that this group will lay down arms and stop putting up resistance, Putin said after marathon talks with the...

    France's Hollande says coming hours decisive for Ukraine
    Feb12

    France's Hollande says coming hours decisive for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that the deal agreed in Minsk by Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine was not a guarantee of long-term success. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders broker Ukraine cease-fire deal from Sun.
    Feb12

    Leaders broker Ukraine cease-fire deal from Sun.

    …read more Source: Kyodo...

    Ukraine deal: West cautious, rebels victorious, civilians sceptical
    Feb12

    Ukraine deal: West cautious, rebels victorious, civilians sceptical

    Ukraine deal: West cautious, rebels victorious, civilians sceptical Western European leaders voiced cautious optimism after hammering out a Ukraine peace plan in Minsk on Thursday, hailed as a great victory by pro-Russian rebels but met with scepticism by war-weary civilians. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was a driving force behind the...

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