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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Kerry to offer Ukraine $16.4 million in new humanitarian aid – U.S. officials
    Feb05

    Kerry to offer Ukraine $16.4 million in new humanitarian aid – U.S. officials

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Kiev on Thursday for talks with the embattled Ukrainian leadership, intends to provide an additional $16.4 million (£10.7 million) in humanitarian aid to help civilians in eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said. …read more Source: The...

    5,300 people have been killed, one million driven during Ukraine crisis.
    Feb05

    5,300 people have been killed, one million driven during Ukraine crisis.

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a temporary truce to allow civilians to be evacuated from Debaltseve town in Ukraine. In a statement, he called on the separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces to immediately move their military positions away from densely populated areas. According to reports, 5,300 people have been killed and...

    NATO to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defence
    Feb05

    NATO to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defence

    BRUSSELS – NATO was set 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.Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels that the move...

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