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    Surrender or die: Ukrainians trapped in Debaltseve pocket as deadline looms
    Feb14

    Surrender or die: Ukrainians trapped in Debaltseve pocket as deadline looms

    Dispatch: up to 8,000 Ukrainians fighting for their lives in what the Russian-backed separatists are calling the Debaltseve pocket as a midnight ceasefire deadline approached …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: a British MSF surgeon’s view
    Feb14

    Ukraine: a British MSF surgeon’s view

    ‘People go shopping and an hour later they’re without their legs,’ says Michael Roesch, who arrived in Gorlovka six days agoThe main operating theatres on the sixth floor are no longer functioning because they’re too dangerous with all the shelling. There’s one working operating theatre on the ground floor. Every day they...

    Ukraine crisis: fierce fighting as ceasefire deadline approaches
    Feb14

    Ukraine crisis: fierce fighting as ceasefire deadline approaches

    Debaltseve laid waste by Russian separatists hours before midnight peace plan due to begin at midnight …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: ‘Dangerous’ British student exposed as pro-Russian fanatic with Putin links rejoins rebels
    Feb14

    Ukraine crisis: ‘Dangerous’ British student exposed as pro-Russian fanatic with Putin links rejoins rebels

    Beness Aijo, 29, who studied at London’s Birkbeck College, has been linked to the rebels blamed for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 …read more Source:...

    Fears for Ukraine’s ceasefire as clashes with Russia-backed rebels intensify
    Feb14

    Fears for Ukraine’s ceasefire as clashes with Russia-backed rebels intensify

    Neither side seems to expect an end to the conflict, and both were trying to shore up their positions before the deadlineFighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebel militias in the east of the country intensified on Saturday as fears grew for the durability of a ceasefire agreement that was due to take effect at midnight on...

    Is Mr Cameron the most parochial PM ever? | Nick Cohen
    Feb14

    Is Mr Cameron the most parochial PM ever? | Nick Cohen

    Whether it’s Ukraine or the European Union, this country has no coherent strategyFrom the moment he took office, commentators said that David Cameron “looked like a prime minister”. However deferential their assumption that old Etonians were born to rule, they were right to concentrate on appearances. Cameron speaks his lines and plays his...

    Ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine fuels ceasefire fears
    Feb14

    Ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine fuels ceasefire fears

    As the hours tick down before the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine comes into force. There are real fears about whether combatants from both sides of… …read more Source:...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine ahead of midnight ceasefire
    Feb14

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine ahead of midnight ceasefire

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    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages ahead of midnight ceasefire deadline
    Feb14

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages ahead of midnight ceasefire deadline

    The fighting rages in eastern Ukraine ahead of the agreed 15 February ceasefire deadline, which comes into effect at midnight (22:00 GMT). The town of Debaltseve is reported to be under heavy bombardment by Russia-backed rebels, which moved heavy artillery into the area while the Mink peace talks were ongoing. The UN Mission to Ukraine tweeted...

    The War Next Door: Can Merkel’s Diplomacy Save Europe?
    Feb14

    The War Next Door: Can Merkel’s Diplomacy Save Europe?

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been accused of hesitancy. But in Minsk this week, she committed herself to helping find a way to quiet the weapons in Ukraine. The result was a cease-fire. But it is fragile and may ultimately be disadvantageous for Ukraine. …read more Source: Der...

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