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    EU's Tusk says further action needed to enforce Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb20

    EU's Tusk says further action needed to enforce Ukraine ceasefire

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday called for more action by European leaders to enforce a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine
    Feb20

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine/KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what could be the next battlefront. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko says evidence shows Kremlin aide Surkov directed snipers in Kiev
    Feb20

    Poroshenko says evidence shows Kremlin aide Surkov directed snipers in Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that police evidence showed that a top Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, had directed “foreign sniper groups” who shot and killed protesters in Kiev a year ago. …read more Source: The...

    Hollande, Merkel: Ukraine truce must be ‘fully respected’
    Feb20

    Hollande, Merkel: Ukraine truce must be ‘fully respected’

    PARIS (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the Minsk II ceasefire deal in Ukraine to be fully respected after meeting in Paris on Friday.The ceasefire has been violated several times. It must now be fully respected along the entire front line, Hollande told a news conference.A ceasefire...

    Options narrow for Ukraine’s Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat
    Feb20

    Options narrow for Ukraine’s Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat

    The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. …read more Source: Channel...

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal
    Feb20

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal

    New sanctions against Russia are an option if a peace deal to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine is violated, though that is not the goal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. Merkel told a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande in Paris that the European Union “could raise the issue of sanctions” if...

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal
    Feb20

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal

    PARIS (Reuters) – New sanctions against Russia are an option if a peace deal to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine is violated, though that is not the goal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Power cable through the Pyrenees marks step to EU energy union
    Feb20

    Power cable through the Pyrenees marks step to EU energy union

    BRUSSELS – France and Spain’s link to carry power across the Pyrenees mountains launched on Friday is one step towards a grand EU plan for the single energy market the European Commission will work towards relentlessly, the EU’s energy and climate boss said.The joint project by RTE, a unit of French utility EDF , and...

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande
    Feb20

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande

    France and Germany are more convinced than ever that the Minsk agreements aimed at resolving an ongoing crisis in Ukraine should be fully implemented and a ceasefire observed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday. “With the (German) Chancellor we have never stopped speaking since the (September 2014) Minsk agreements and we are...

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat
    Feb20

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat

    KIEV (Reuters) – The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. …read more Source: The...

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