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    Britain urges extending EU sanctions against Russia if Ukraine ceasefire breaks down
    Feb19

    Britain urges extending EU sanctions against Russia if Ukraine ceasefire breaks down

    The European Union (EU) should consider extending sanctions against Russia if the ceasefire in Ukraine breaks down, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday (Feb 18) called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping force to monitor a tattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb19

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. President… …read...

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers
    Feb18

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers

    February 19, 2015 5:04 AMKIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping force to monitor a tattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Pro-Russian rebels break truce to seize flashpoint Ukraine town
    Feb18

    Pro-Russian rebels break truce to seize flashpoint Ukraine town

    A flashpoint strategic town in east Ukraine fell on Wednesday (Feb 18) to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels in a serious defeat for Kiev, prompting the West to accuse Moscow of cynically exploiting an internationally-backed ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House
    Feb18

    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia were slated to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace plan for Eastern Ukraine by phone on Wednesday, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned the seizure of a strategic east Ukrainian town by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday as a “massive violation” of a ceasefire, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace plan dead or ratchet up sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces
    Feb18

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday to stop Russian and separatist attacks on Ukrainian forces in Debaltseve, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town Debaltseve

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of a besieged flashpoint eastern town on Wednesday after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels in what the EU said was a “clear violation” of an internationally backed truce. The retreat from Debaltseve — a strategic railway hub sandwiched between the main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk — was a […] The post...

    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. …read more Source: The...

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