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    Civilians flee Ukraine hotspot by bus after truce agreed
    Feb06

    Civilians flee Ukraine hotspot by bus after truce agreed

    DEBALTSEVE (AFP) – Terrified civilians piled onto a convoy of buses Friday as they took advantage of a brief truce to flee the east Ukraine battleground town of Debaltseve.Clutching the few possessions they could carry, residents gathered in small groups on the shrapnel-scarred main square to seize the window of a few hours to flee the...

    Merkel arrives in Kremlin for Ukraine talks
    Feb06

    Merkel arrives in Kremlin for Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Kremlin on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande on the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin press office said. …read more Source: The...

    Arms for Ukraine Could Stoke Conflict: Germany
    Feb06

    Arms for Ukraine Could Stoke Conflict: Germany

    Germany’s defence minister warned today that sending weapons to help Ukraine fight pro-Moscow rebels would “pour oil onto the flames” of the conflict and make a resolution less likely. …read more Source:...

    Arming Ukraine could backfire – German minister
    Feb06

    Arming Ukraine could backfire – German minister

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s defence minister warned on Friday that arming Ukrainian troops to help them fight pro-Russian separatists risked exacerbating the conflict and stood little chance of success against rebels who had “potentially unlimited” supplies of weapons from Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg ‘Fully Supports’ Ukraine Peace Bid
    Feb06

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg ‘Fully Supports’ Ukraine Peace Bid

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said today he fully supports efforts by the French and German leaders to secure a peaceful resolution to the now “critical” crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian authorities, rebels evacuate civilians from front line town
    Feb06

    Ukrainian authorities, rebels evacuate civilians from front line town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Convoys of buses carrying many local residents to safety left the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Friday as government forces kept up artillery fire to defend their positions against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting traps children underground in east Ukraine
    Feb06

    Fighting traps children underground in east Ukraine

    DONETSK (AFP) – As the shelling came closer to 10-year-old Artyoms neighbourhood, he was forced to swap his local playground for a bunker — just like children across rebel-held east Ukraine.Whenever the boom of artillery bombardments echoes over the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, Artyoms grandmother Lyudmila Tarasova quickly grabs...

    Obama wants US to have ‘strategic patience’
    Feb06

    Obama wants US to have ‘strategic patience’

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama believes the United States must resist the temptation to over-reach in its foreign policy and have strategic patience when it comes to tough international problems.In a strategy document released Friday, Obama made the case for a more deliberative, cautious and restrained US foreign policy.The...

    Supplying weapons to Ukraine would escalate conflict: Fallon
    Feb06

    Supplying weapons to Ukraine would escalate conflict: Fallon

    Supplying weapons to Ukraine, an option under consideration in Washington, would escalate the conflict, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Friday.Kerry on Ukraine: “You cannot have a one-sided peace“Merkel says give diplomacy a chance as Ukraine war expandsUkrainian president calls for NATO states to provide weapons …read more...

    German and French leaders arrive in Moscow for Ukraine talks
    Feb06

    German and French leaders arrive in Moscow for Ukraine talks

    February 06, 2015 11:10 PMMOSCOW (REUTERS) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrived in Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

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