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    France, Germany hold out sanctions if Ukraine accords break
    Feb20

    France, Germany hold out sanctions if Ukraine accords break

    PARIS (AP) ” France and Germany have warned that sanctions could be leveled if the Minsk accords to stabilize Ukraine are not respected.President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for respect for the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Parliament: UK, EU ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine crisis
    Feb20

    Parliament: UK, EU ‘sleepwalked’ into Ukraine crisis

    LONDON (AP) ” A parliamentary report has accused the British government and European diplomats of “sleepwalking” into the Ukraine crisis.IN a report published Friday, the House of Lords’ EU Committee said it found a “catastrophic… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected
    Feb20

    Pope calls for Ukraine cease-fire to be respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) ” Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine says rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine says rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago.Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid
    Feb19

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s finance minister rejects the idea that international bailout lenders’ efforts to help Greece might restrict their ability to support Ukraine in coming years.The International Monetary Fund last week… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Plea for monitors
    Feb19

    Plea for monitors

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat.Any… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) ” A top EU official says the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor a cease-fire in Ukraine but is undecided whether to commit troops to a proposed U.N.-mandated peacekeeping mission.Maciej… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce

    PARIS (AP) ” The French president says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia about the cease-fire that has been faltering amid fierce fighting over the eastern town of Debaltseve.Ukrainian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete
    Feb19

    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A Ukrainian military spokesman says more than 90 percent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings, but left unclear when the retreat might be completed.Ukrainian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian spy chief to attend US meeting on fighting extremism
    Feb18

    Russian spy chief to attend US meeting on fighting extremism

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Despite U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, the head of the Russian spy and counterintelligence service will attend this week’s White House conference on countering extremist violence.The State Department says… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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