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    Germany: Top-level talks on Ukraine peace resuming in Minsk
    Feb10

    Germany: Top-level talks on Ukraine peace resuming in Minsk

    BERLIN: (AP) – Germanys Foreign Ministry says talks between senior officials from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine to pave the way for a summit of leaders in Minsk will resume in the Belarusian capital.The ministry says that officials from the four countries will meet again in Minsk Tuesday evening, following a meeting in Berlin until...

    G7 powers, IMF considering much larger Ukraine aid package
    Feb10

    G7 powers, IMF considering much larger Ukraine aid package

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich industrial nations and the International Monetary Fund are weighing up a much larger aid package for Ukraine, acknowledging that it is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, sources familiar with the talks say. …read more Source: The...

    Minsk talks to focus on demilitarised zone in east Ukraine – RIA quotes source
    Feb10

    Minsk talks to focus on demilitarised zone in east Ukraine – RIA quotes source

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Talks on how to resolve Ukraine crisis will focus on withdrawing heavy weapons, creating a demilitarised zone in eastern Ukraine and starting a dialogue between Ukraine and the rebels, RIA news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian pilot Savchenko
    Feb10

    Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian pilot Savchenko

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court extended on Tuesday the detention of Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian army pilot being held on charges of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine last year. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine fighting intensifies ahead of peace summit
    Feb10

    Ukraine fighting intensifies ahead of peace summit

    KIEV – Intense fighting in Ukraine, including a rocket strike on Kiev’s military headquarters in the east, killed at least 20 people on Tuesday on the eve of a four-way peace summit.Pro-Russia rebels sought to encircle railway hub Debaltseve, and Ukrainian forces launched a counter-offensive around the strategic port of Mariupol as...

    Britain and Germany ‘actively discussing’ extending EU Russia sanctions
    Feb10

    Britain and Germany ‘actively discussing’ extending EU Russia sanctions

    February 10, 2015 10:21 PMLONDON (REUTERS) – Britain and Germany are actively discussing maintaining and extending European Union sanctions on Russia in case there is no breakthrough in the Ukrainian peace process soon, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Britain and Germany 'actively discussing' extending EU Russia sanctions
    Feb10

    Britain and Germany 'actively discussing' extending EU Russia sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and Germany are actively discussing maintaining and extending European Union sanctions on Russia in case there is no breakthrough in the Ukrainian peace process soon, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks
    Feb10

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine intensified on Tuesday ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances and the government accusing the rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines.The intense fighting, which the U.N. says has killed more than 5,300 people since April, comes ahead of a crucial summit...

    Factbox – Positions before Minsk summit on Ukraine
    Feb10

    Factbox – Positions before Minsk summit on Ukraine

    (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine plan to hold a summit on the Ukraine crisis in the Belarussian capital of Minsk on Wednesday. Here is an outline of the sides’ positions before the meeting. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. wants to drag Russia into Ukraine conflict – RIA
    Feb10

    U.S. wants to drag Russia into Ukraine conflict – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States is trying to drag Russia into the Ukrainian conflict to try to force a change of power in Moscow and dismember Russia, the head of the Kremlin’s Security Council, was quoted as saying on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

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