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    New violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before four-way summit
    Feb10

    New violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before four-way summit

    VUHLEHIRSK/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory on Tuesday and rebels pushed on with an assault on an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev’s position worsening on the eve of peace talks. …read more Source: The...

    Farmers in eastern Ukraine feel the bite of conflict
    Feb10

    Farmers in eastern Ukraine feel the bite of conflict

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food production in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine is set to drop in the coming months, as farmers don’t have regular access to seeds and fertilisers, a U.N. official said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says Minsk talks 'last chance' for true ceasefire
    Feb10

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says Minsk talks 'last chance' for true ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said peace talks in Minsk on Wednesday were one of the last chances to declare an unconditional ceasefire in the conflict with Russia-backed separatists, a statement on his website said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Germany's Steinmeier – questions still to resolve ahead of Ukraine summit
    Feb10

    Germany's Steinmeier – questions still to resolve ahead of Ukraine summit

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister said on Tuesday talks to plan a Ukrainian crisis summit in Minsk had been useful so far, but open questions remained, and he urged Moscow and Kiev to seize the chance the summit offered. …read more Source: The...

    Russia refuses to restructure Ukraine’s $3bn debt
    Feb10

    Russia refuses to restructure Ukraine’s $3bn debt

    ISTANBUL (AFP) – Kiev has requested a restructuring of its debt to Russia but Moscow is expecting its $3 billion loan to be repaid in full this year, Russias finance minister said Tuesday.Ukraine asked us to review the issue of restructuring its debt, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told Russian media on the sidelines of the G20 summit of...

    U.S. Treasury's Lew says quick package for Ukraine critical
    Feb10

    U.S. Treasury's Lew says quick package for Ukraine critical

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday it was critically important that an international package for Ukraine comes together quickly and said progress was being made. …read more Source: The...

    Tornado rockets bring death behind Ukraine frontline
    Feb10

    Tornado rockets bring death behind Ukraine frontline

    February 11, 2015 1:16 AMKRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AFP) – The elderly woman kneels and weeps as she recognises one of those killed when a hail of rebel rockets fell on Ukraine’s regional centre Kramatorsk, another innocent victim fallen far from the front. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Twitter ‘systematically’ ignores Russian law: official
    Feb10

    Twitter ‘systematically’ ignores Russian law: official

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Tuesday accused Twitter of ignoring its data queries, following reports by the company about increasing demands by Moscow to silence its critics.Twitter systematically does not comply with the demands of Russian legislation, said Alexander Zharov, the head of media watchdog Roskomnadzor that oversees the...

    Obama called Ukraine's Poroshenko on ceasefire, peace deal – White House
    Feb10

    Obama called Ukraine's Poroshenko on ceasefire, peace deal – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday about the situation in Eastern Ukraine, the White House said on Twitter. …read more Source: The...

    Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ
    Feb10

    Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ

    A rocket attack on Ukraine’s military headquarters in its war-torn east killed at least six civilians Tuesday, officials said, as violence escalated ahead of a planned peace summit. …read more Source: Global...

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