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    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...

    Twenty photographs of the week
    Feb14

    Twenty photographs of the week

    The ceasefire in Ukraine, Ivory Coast winning the Africa Cup of Nations, drought in Brazil – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    No Rise Seen in Citizenship Applications from Ukraine’s Ethnic Bulgarians
    Feb14

    No Rise Seen in Citizenship Applications from Ukraine’s Ethnic Bulgarians

    The number of citizenship applications from ethnic Bulgarians living in Ukraine hasn’t increased, Bulgaria’s Vice President Margarita Popova said on Saturday. Granting citizenship is just one of the options available to Bulgaria to show solidarity with ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine, other include delivering humanitarian aid and...

    Ukrainian army, separatists clash hours before ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukrainian army, separatists clash hours before ceasefire

    The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists engaged in heavy fighting in the east on Saturday hours before a ceasefire negotiated by European leaders in Minsk earlier this week was due to take effect.The Ukrainian army said 14 people were killed… …read more Source:...

    Consultative Council for National Security to discuss army
    Feb14

    Consultative Council for National Security to discuss army

    The Consultative Council for National Securitywill be convened soon to discuss the state the Bulgarian army is in, said President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rossen Plevneliev. For the time being there is no need to convene the Council in connection with the situation in Ukraine but if any emergency should arise, we shall...

    Consulate in Odessa ends work
    Feb14

    Consulate in Odessa ends work

    180 Ukrainian Czechs seek repatriation, some could come in March …read more Source: The Prague...

    We Should Have Explained Better Plans For NATO Centre in Bulgaria, Mitov Says
    Feb14

    We Should Have Explained Better Plans For NATO Centre in Bulgaria, Mitov Says

    Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said that neither is his country preparing to go to war with anyone, nor is Russia intending to go to war with Bulgaria. In a bid to dispel fears Bulgaria might be dragged into a potential military conflict between NATO and Russia over Ukraine, Mitov said that plans by the Alliance do set up...

    Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce
    Feb14

    Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce

    Fierce fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire agreed by European leaders on Thursday is due to come into force. …read more Source:...

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