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    Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)
    Feb19

    Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia on Thursday pledged renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations — including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce

    Fighting raged in parts of east Ukraine despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    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...

    Ukraine soldiers tell of their harrowing escape – by foot – from pro-Russian rebels
    Feb19

    Ukraine soldiers tell of their harrowing escape – by foot – from pro-Russian rebels

    Nearly surrounded by pro-Russian rebels and almost out of food, water and ammo, the Ukrainian soldiers just abandoned their heavy weapons and ran. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia sends gas to east Ukraine rebel zone (AFP)
    Feb19

    Russia sends gas to east Ukraine rebel zone (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Gazprom on Thursday started supplying gas directly to the rebel-controlled area of east Ukraine after pro-Moscow separatist leaders said Kiev had cut supplies, the company’s chief said. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia looks to supply gas to cut-off rebel regions in Ukraine (AFP)
    Feb19

    Russia looks to supply gas to cut-off rebel regions in Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday Russia could supply gas to rebel-held territories in east Ukraine that have been cut off because of the conflict there. …read more Source: The West...

    Leaders pledge to try to save Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)
    Feb19

    Leaders pledge to try to save Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia on Thursday pledged to try to save a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations — including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve (AFP)
    Feb19

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – More than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve, Ukraine’s army said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

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