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    Nato to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’
    Feb05

    Nato to boost eastern defences after Russian ‘aggression’

    BRUSSELS: Nato was set Thursday to agree a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe including six bases and a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to what it called Russian aggression in Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the moves likely to be approved by defence ministers meeting in Brussels were purely...

    19 civilians and troops killed in Ukraine in 24 hours: officials
    Feb05

    19 civilians and troops killed in Ukraine in 24 hours: officials

    KIEV: Fourteen civilians and five government soldiers have been killed in fighting in east Ukraine over the past 24 hours, government and rebel officials said Thursday. Pro-Russian separatists said shelling killed eight residents and wounded 33 more around their stronghold Donetsk. Across the lines, a local Ukrainian official said six civilians...

    NATO meets to approve strengthening forces in eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO meets to approve strengthening forces in eastern Europe

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (Source: AP photo) NATO defence ministers met on Thursday to sign off on a network of command centres in eastern Europe to rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia, as well as a new regional headquarters and a bigger rapid reaction force. They were expected to agree to more than...

    Nato to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defences to counter Ukraine crisis
    Feb05

    Nato to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defences to counter Ukraine crisis

    Nato was set on Thursday to agree a major boost to the alliance’s defences near its Russian borders, including six command centres and a quick-reaction spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Hollande, Merkel to travel to Kiev and Moscow for Ukraine talks
    Feb05

    Hollande, Merkel to travel to Kiev and Moscow for Ukraine talks

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Thursday and Moscow on Friday for top level talks to make a new proposal to try to solve the Ukraine crisis, Hollande said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    19 civilians and troops killed in Ukraine in 24 hours: officials
    Feb05

    19 civilians and troops killed in Ukraine in 24 hours: officials

    KIEV – Fourteen civilians and five government soldiers have been killed in fighting in east Ukraine over the past 24 hours, government and rebel officials said Thursday.Pro-Russian separatists said shelling killed eight residents and wounded 33 more around their stronghold Donetsk.Across the lines, a local Ukrainian official said six...

    Kerry arrives in Kiev as Washington mulls sending Ukraine weapons
    Feb05

    Kerry arrives in Kiev as Washington mulls sending Ukraine weapons

    Kiev (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev on Thursday in a signal of firm US support for the country amid growing international alarm at a surge in fighting.The top US diplomat will try to explore ways to end the conflict that has claimed more than 5,100 lives in the past nine months, as Washington mulls sending weapons...

    EU agrees new sanctions on Russians, Ukrainian rebels – diplomats
    Feb05

    EU agrees new sanctions on Russians, Ukrainian rebels – diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments have agreed on a list of new entities and Russian and pro-Moscow Ukrainian individuals who will suffer sanctions in the bloc, diplomats said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev on Thursday amid calls for Washington to begin arming Ukraine to battle Russian-backed separatists advancing in the east. …read more Source: The...

    German foreign minister planning new push for Ukraine truce
    Feb05

    German foreign minister planning new push for Ukraine truce

    RIGA (Reuters) – Europe will launch a new push for a negotiated solution in eastern Ukraine after the escalation in fighting between Kiev’s forces and Moscow-backed rebels, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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