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    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Fighting raged in Ukraine on Friday, throwing doubts on a ceasefire deal due to take effect over the weekend, as the US said Russia was still deploying heavy arms and Kiev warned that shelling of civilians had intensified.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the continuing bombardment of civilians in eastern...

    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine
    Feb14

    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine

    Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia of backing separatists in Ukraine, but the threat of a Russian veto has blocked them from taking action in close to 30 meetings on the crisis. Now, Russia is asking for their support.Russia circulated a surprise draft resolution, obtained...

    Ukrain Cricis
    Feb14

    Ukrain Cricis

    A newly mobilized soldier takes part in training at the 169th training center of Ukrainian ground forces “Desna” in the Chernihiv. A newly mobilized soldier trains with a weapon at the 169th training center of Ukrainian ground forces “Desna” in the Chernihiv. Newly mobilized soldiers train with weapons at the 169th...

    Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine
    Feb14

    Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine

    Russia, as a permanent member of the 15-seat council, can veto any proposed resolution it dislikes. It has denied backing the separatists in eastern Ukraine, who made a late grab for territory on Friday before the cease-fire takes effect. Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia...

    Analysis: NATO’s expansion is at the root of Ukraine’s crisis
    Feb14

    Analysis: NATO’s expansion is at the root of Ukraine’s crisis

    The Cold War didn’t end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear. As the non-Russian republics broke free in the Soviet collapse and Eastern European Soviet satellite countries snapped the chains of Moscow’s dominion, common wisdom held that the Cold War was over. The victors were the […]...

    G7 urges parties not to complicate Ukraine situation
    Feb14

    G7 urges parties not to complicate Ukraine situation

    The G7 group of countries have urged all parties to refrain from complicating the situation in Ukraine and threatened to punish those violating the ceasefire agreement reached Feb 12 in Minsk. The … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire
    Feb14

    27 killed during heavy shelling in Ukraine as clock ticks down to ceasefire

    Fighting raged in Ukraine as the clock ticked down to a ceasefire that will be a first test of the commitment by Kiev and pro-Russian separatists to a freshly-inked peace plan. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26
    Feb14

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26

    A man carries a child after shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in a residential area of the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine. Despite a looming cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine, a government-held town 40 kilometers (25 miles) behind the front line has been hit by shelling, killing at least one person. The...

    IS group poses gravest threat to US: poll
    Feb14

    IS group poses gravest threat to US: poll

    WASHINGTON – Americans believe the Islamic State group poses the most serious threat to the United States in the next decade, according to a poll released Friday.Eighty-four per cent of those quizzed by Gallup said IS jihadists, who have grabbed large areas of Iraq and Syria in a brutal onslaught, and terrorism in general presented a...

    Bitter last-gasp battle precedes Ukrainian cease-fire deadline
    Feb14

    Bitter last-gasp battle precedes Ukrainian cease-fire deadline

    Russian-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault in eastern Ukraine on Friday ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave upon wave of shelling in a last-minute grab for territory. At least 26 people were killed across the region. The fiercest confrontations focused on the government-held town of...

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