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    Leaders gear up for Ukraine truce talks, as fighting intensifies
    Feb10

    Leaders gear up for Ukraine truce talks, as fighting intensifies

    Eastern Ukraine was ravaged by fresh fighting on Tuesday, as leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine geared up for a summit to discuss a new peace plan.At least eight people were killed and 63 injured in an artillery attack on Kramatorsk, Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    British government in quandary over future military operations | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Feb10

    British government in quandary over future military operations | Richard Norton-Taylor

    MPs call for special forces but warn of legal constraints on their activitiesFormer SAS soldiers talk about their past “kill list” in IraqAttention seems to shift abruptly in Britain’s national security circles, from Vladimir Putin’s designs on Ukraine to the extreme jihadists committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq.As pictures of...

    Devastation in Ukraine ahead of Minsk summit – in pictures
    Feb10

    Devastation in Ukraine ahead of Minsk summit – in pictures

    Fighting continued in eastern Ukraine as both sides tried to make gains ahead of a possible deal in Minsk, Belarus, which is being billed as a last chance to prevent the conflict escalating further. Kramatorsk, well inside Kiev-controlled territory, was hit with rockets as Ukrainian forces staged an offensive around the key port city of Mariupol...

    Minsk meeting may seal Ukraine’s fate
    Feb10

    Minsk meeting may seal Ukraine’s fate

    The Belarusian capital Minsk is to be the site of key decisions in the Ukraine conflict. President Alexander Lukashenko appears neutral, but appearances are not always what they are stacked up to be. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Member states oppose Commission’s plan to withdraw waste proposal
    Feb10

    Member states oppose Commission’s plan to withdraw waste proposal

    A plan to obtain member state endorsement of the Commission’s intention to withdraw the ‘circular economy’ proposal to reduce waste landfill was dealt an unexpected blow today (10 February) by Europe ministers meeting in Brussels. The Commission planned to ask ministers meeting at the general affairs council today whether they had a...

    Ukraine troops and rebels wage counter-offensives ahead of talks
    Feb10

    Ukraine troops and rebels wage counter-offensives ahead of talks

    Fighting is intensifying across eastern Ukraine with both government troops and rebels launching offensives to gain ground ahead of peace talks in… …read more Source:...

    UK government defends role in Ukraine-Russia crisis
    Feb10

    UK government defends role in Ukraine-Russia crisis

    Foreign secretary Philip Hammond says Germany is best placed to hold peace negotiations with KremlinThe British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has defended the government against accusations that it has taken a back seat in negotiations with Russia to find a solution to the crisis in Ukraine.He told MPs in the Commons the government’s...

    Nikolai Shchyokin: Minsk is becoming a universal venue for talks on the Ukrainian crisis
    Feb10

    Nikolai Shchyokin: Minsk is becoming a universal venue for talks on the Ukrainian crisis

    It has been reported earlier that at the meeting in Sochi on 8 February President of Russia Vladimir Putin addressed Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with a request to help arrange a Normandy format meeting on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russian-Ukrainian-Polish film at Berlinale offers hope in Ukraine
    Feb10

    Russian-Ukrainian-Polish film at Berlinale offers hope in Ukraine

    Berlin (dpa) – The world may appear to be on the verge of war in Aleksey German Jr’s bleak sci-fi drama, but the Moscow-born director sees his film as offering a small beacon of hope for overcoming the tensions unleashed by the conflict raging… …read more Source:...

    Defense minister Sven Mikser criticizes the government’s Ukraine policies
    Feb10

    Defense minister Sven Mikser criticizes the government’s Ukraine policies

    Estonian defense minister Sven Mikser said that using Ukraine for the government’s public relations purpose is inappropriate. …read more Source:...

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