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Barack Obama Tells Petro Poroshenko of ‘Deep Concern’ Over Ukraine Violence
Feb15

Barack Obama Tells Petro Poroshenko of ‘Deep Concern’ Over Ukraine Violence

US President Barack Obama called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to express his “deep concern” and “sympathy” over spiraling violence as a ceasefire came into force in eastern U… …read more Source:...

US secretary of state urges Russian counterpart to implement truce on Ukraine
Feb15

US secretary of state urges Russian counterpart to implement truce on Ukraine

February 15, 2015 9:09 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, urging full implementation of the Minsk agreements on ending fighting in Ukraine, including a midnight ceasefire. …read more Source: The Straits...

Ukrainian president orders government forces to cease fire
Feb15

Ukrainian president orders government forces to cease fire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued an order to cease fire in the conflict zones in the country’s south-eastern Donbass region from midnight on Sunday (2200 GMT Saturday) in line with the Minsk peace agreements. …read more Source: Global...

Obama discusses violence in Ukraine with Ukrainian, German leaders
Feb15

Obama discusses violence in Ukraine with Ukrainian, German leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday spoke to Ukrainian and German leaders about the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where a cease-fire was reportedly coming into force as agreed under a new peace deal. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

Conflicting sides take up hardline rhetoric hours before Ukraine ceasefire
Feb15

Conflicting sides take up hardline rhetoric hours before Ukraine ceasefire

As bloodshed continued in eastern Ukraine on Saturday ahead of a midnight ceasefire, the conflicting sides accused each other of opening fire and took up hardline rhetoric. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
Feb15

Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town

An agreed ceasefire in Ukraine went into effect Sunday under a cloud of mistrust, after fighting raged until the last minute and Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a final push by rebels to gain territory. President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to abide by the truce from midnight (6am Malaysian time), in line with a deal reached...

Ukraine Peace ‘Threatened’ by Rebel Actions: President Poroshenko
Feb15

Ukraine Peace ‘Threatened’ by Rebel Actions: President Poroshenko

The peace process in Ukraine is being “threatened” by pro-Russian separatists who have virtually encircled Ukrainian troops in the key battleground town of Debaltseve, President Petro Poroshenko said … …read more Source:...

Main Stumbling Blocks for Ukraine Peace Plan
Feb15

Main Stumbling Blocks for Ukraine Peace Plan

A ceasefire signed by Kiev and pro-Russian rebels after marathon talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France comes into force Sunday, the first step in a peace deal aimed at endin… …read more Source:...

Obama speaks to German, Ukrainian leaders about Ukraine violence
Feb15

Obama speaks to German, Ukrainian leaders about Ukraine violence

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday and expressed concern about the violence in Ukraine while pressing for implementation of a ceasefire agreement, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

U.S.'s Kerry called Russian counterpart to urge truce implementation – official
Feb15

U.S.'s Kerry called Russian counterpart to urge truce implementation – official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, urging full implementation of this week’s Minsk agreements on ending fighting in Ukraine, including a midnight ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

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