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    The talks were aimed at halting fighting between government forces and separatists.
    Feb01

    The talks were aimed at halting fighting between government forces and separatists.

    Peace talks between Ukrainian government and rebels in Minsk have ended without any agreement. The talks were aimed at halting fighting between government forces and separatists that have claimed scores of lives. After the talks, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, told newsmen that the participants could not agree on ceasefire or...

    Ukraine military says 13 soldiers killed in eastern fighting in past 24 hours
    Feb01

    Ukraine military says 13 soldiers killed in eastern fighting in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) – Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Australia, Britain slam IS hostage killing at defence talks
    Feb01

    Australia, Britain slam IS hostage killing at defence talks

    SYDNEY – The Australian and British foreign ministers Sunday slammed the killing of a Japanese journalist by the Islamic State (IS) group as they vowed to tackle the jihadist threat at defence talks in Sydney.British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond is in Australia for the annual meeting with his counterpart Julie Bishop, with efforts to...

    Australia, Britain slam IS hostage killing at defence talks
    Feb01

    Australia, Britain slam IS hostage killing at defence talks

    SYDNEY: The Australian and British foreign ministers Sunday slammed the killing of a Japanese journalist by the Islamic State (IS) group as they vowed to tackle the jihadist threat at defence talks in Sydney. British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond is in Australia for the annual meeting with his counterpart Julie Bishop, with efforts to counter...

    Ukraine peace talks collapse as fighting rages
    Feb01

    Ukraine peace talks collapse as fighting rages

    Minsk (AFP) – Peace talks aimed at halting rising bloodshed in eastern Ukraine ended in failure Saturday, with Kievs envoy saying pro-Russian separatists wrecked a deal by refusing to discuss an immediate ceasefire.The delayed talks in Minsk were thwarted after top rebel leaders stayed away and their negotiators also refused to discuss...

    The talks were aimed at halting fierce fighting between government forces, separatists
    Feb01

    The talks were aimed at halting fierce fighting between government forces, separatists

    Peace talks between Ukrainian government and rebels in Minsk have ended without a deal. The talks were aimed at halting fierce fighting between government forces and separatists that have claimed scores of lives in recent days. …read more Source: Radio...

    Ukraine peace talks end without agreement
    Feb01

    Ukraine peace talks end without agreement

    MINSK – Peace talks to thrash out a truce agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine ended without a deal Saturday, Kiev’s representative at the talks in Minsk said. Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma told Interfax Ukraine news agency the talks had been ‘thwarted’ after top rebel leaders stayed away and their...

    Mariupol is Ukraine’s Kobane
    Feb01

    Mariupol is Ukraine’s Kobane

    Luke Coffey Since the so-called ceasefire agreement was signed last September, fighting had continued in eastern Ukraine but on a low and localised level. However, with renewed fighting in Luhansk, the recent capture of Donetsk airport by the rebels, and the new offensive to capture the important city of Mariupol, it looks like the Russia-...

    Ukraine needs the West’s help now
    Feb01

    Ukraine needs the West’s help now

    Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott The new year has brought more misery to Ukraine. Separatist fighters, supported by Russian troops, have launched attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk. Diplomatic efforts have made no progress towards a settlement — or even towards firming up a ceasefire that has all but collapsed. The West, including the US, needs...

    Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse
    Feb01

    Kiev and separatists trade blame as Ukraine peace talks collapse

    Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress toward a new cease-fire but with Ukraine’s representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. Ukraine’s representative, former President Leonid Kuchma, left the talks in Belarusian capital of Minsk,...

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