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Leaders arrive in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks
Feb11

Leaders arrive in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks

MINSK (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France arrived in Minsk on Wednesday for a crunch peace summit aimed at ending 10 months of conflict in eastern Ukraine.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will come face-to-face with Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time since October in a four-way meeting with German...

Ukraine's Poroshenko says conflict will 'go out of control' without ceasefire
Feb11

Ukraine's Poroshenko says conflict will 'go out of control' without ceasefire

MINSK (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, arriving in Minsk, Belarus, for a four-power summit on the Ukraine crisis, said on Wednesday the pro-Russian separatist conflict would go “out of control” if there was no de-escalation and ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

Bloody battles rage ahead of Ukraine peace summit
Feb11

Bloody battles rage ahead of Ukraine peace summit

MINSK (AFP) – Ukrainian forces battled pro-Russian rebels for territory on Wednesday on one of the bloodiest days in 10 months of fighting ahead of a pivotal peace summit on the conflict.The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are to meet shortly in Minsk for what the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said would be a...

French, German, Ukraine leaders to hold a 'short talk' before meeting Putin – source
Feb11

French, German, Ukraine leaders to hold a 'short talk' before meeting Putin – source

MINSK (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko will hold a “short talk” before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Minsk, a source in the French delegation said. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine talks overshadowed by violence
Feb11

Ukraine talks overshadowed by violence

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, but the rebels in Ukraine diminished the chance of a deal by launching some of the war’s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. …read more Source: Global...

Russia's Putin arrives in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks
Feb11

Russia's Putin arrives in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks

MINSK (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Minsk to take part in peace talks on the Ukraine crisis on Wednesday, a Reuters witness at the airport said. …read more Source: The...

Merkel, Hollande arrive in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks
Feb11

Merkel, Hollande arrive in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks

February 11, 2015 11:12 PMMINSK (REUTERS) – French President Francois Hollande and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel have arrived in Minsk to take part in peace talks on the Ukraine crisis on Wednesday, a Reuters witness at the airport said. …read more Source: The Straits...

US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says
Feb11

US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” A top U.S. military commander in Europe says the U.S military is to train Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to Minsk for peace talks – spokesman
Feb11

Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to Minsk for peace talks – spokesman

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on his way to Minsk, Belarus, to take part in peace talks on the Ukraine crisis, presidential spokesman Sviatoslav Tseholko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine ready to introduce martial law if crisis grows: Poroshenko
Feb11

Ukraine ready to introduce martial law if crisis grows: Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday Ukraine was prepared to introduce martial law across Ukraine if the separatist conflict in the east escalates further, news agency Interfax reported. …read more Source: Channel...

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