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    Western leaders push Putin for summit on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Western leaders push Putin for summit on Ukraine

    The leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France are pushing for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.The four leaders discussed the meeting in a phone… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU ministers urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot
    Feb09

    EU ministers urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” European Union foreign ministers have launched a plea for Russia to free a Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison.Fourteen ministers and the French ambassador on Monday held… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU backs Ukraine talks,  weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals.Belgian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Chemical plant in eastern Ukraine catches fire
    Feb09

    Chemical plant in eastern Ukraine catches fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” An explosion and fire have rocked a chemical plant outside a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Rebels say it was hit by government shelling.No casualties or damage were immediately reported from the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Obama on four-party talks on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to better battle Russian-backed separatists.That was… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin slammed as a ‘tyrant’ as Ukraine peace talks hang by a thread
    Feb09

    Putin slammed as a ‘tyrant’ as Ukraine peace talks hang by a thread

    The West must stand up to Russia over the conflict in Ukraine or Europe could descend into a major war for the first time since 1945, diplomats warned yesterday as efforts to negotiate peace hung by a thread.A former US ambassador… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Doves and hawks circling Ukraine peace talks
    Feb08

    Doves and hawks circling Ukraine peace talks

    It was a day of bluster and speeches, but also paralysis over how to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine.On one side, hawks in Washington favoured supplying “advanced weapons” to Ukraine’s Government in Kiev. On the other, cautious… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Germany: Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France aim to hold summit Wednesday in Minsk
    Feb08

    Germany: Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France aim to hold summit Wednesday in Minsk

    BERLIN (AP) ” Germany: Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France aim to hold summit Wednesday in Minsk. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kerry: US, Europe not divided over Ukraine response
    Feb08

    Kerry: US, Europe not divided over Ukraine response

    MUNICH (AP) ” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is denying that the United States and Europe are divided over how to respond to the crisis in Ukraine and how to deal with Russia’s role in it.Speaking to an international security… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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