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    Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev said on Monday it rejected a proposal from pro-Russian rebels to create a safe corridor for government troops out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, the focus of heavy fighting despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Stop shooting’ EU pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb16

    ‘Stop shooting’ EU pleads as fresh Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    A two-day-old truce in Ukraine was under threat on Monday (Feb 16) with fighting unabated around a strategic railway hub and other violations reported, putting in peril an agreement to start withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine's goods trade deficit narrows sharply in 2014 as imports plunge
    Feb16

    Ukraine's goods trade deficit narrows sharply in 2014 as imports plunge

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s trade deficit for goods narrowed sharply last year to $468.3 million, official data showed on Monday, but that was due to a drop in imports following a gas pricing row with Russia and a sharp depreciation of the hryvnia currency. …read more Source: The...

    Russia vows to take ‘adequate response’ to new EU sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia vows to take ‘adequate response’ to new EU sanctions

    Russia vowed to take “adequate response” to the expanded EU sanctions imposed on it over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday. …read more Source: Global...

    Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president's role in Kiev
    Feb16

    Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president's role in Kiev

    TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia has called Ukraine’s ambassador to a meeting to discuss Kiev’s “surprising” appointment of former President Mikheil Saakashvili as an adviser, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Amount of next tranche of IMF aid for Ukraine has not been discussed – minister
    Feb16

    Amount of next tranche of IMF aid for Ukraine has not been discussed – minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Monday the government had not yet discussed the exact amount of the next tranche of financial aid from the International Monetary Fund. …read more Source: The...

    Bulgaria supports peaceful settlement of conflict in eastern Ukraine: official
    Feb16

    Bulgaria supports peaceful settlement of conflict in eastern Ukraine: official

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Monday after meeting with visiting Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin that the Balkan country supports Ukraine’s peaceful settlement of conflict and closer ties with the European Union. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia hopes Minsk agreements will be abided by – Kremlin adviser
    Feb16

    Russia hopes Minsk agreements will be abided by – Kremlin adviser

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia hopes the Minsk agreements on resolving the Ukraine crisis will be abided by, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said on Monday, adding that EU sanctions were illegal and prevented the solution of problems in the country. …read more Source: The...

    No arms pull-back until full ceasefire: Ukraine rebels
    Feb16

    No arms pull-back until full ceasefire: Ukraine rebels

    Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine said on Monday they will only start pulling back weapons from the frontline under a peace deal once there is a “full ceasefire”. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister says Ukraine armed forces are fully observing the ceasefire
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister says Ukraine armed forces are fully observing the ceasefire

    The Ukrainian forces have come under fire from pro-Russian rebels more than one hundred times over the past 24 hours. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a visit to Sofia said Ukraine armed forces are fully observing the ceasefire but unfortunately in response we have received fire attacks from terrorists. A Ukrainian military...

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