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    Czech Republic sends more aid to eastern Ukraine as humanitarian crisis
deepens
    Feb16

    Czech Republic sends more aid to eastern Ukraine as humanitarian crisis deepens

    The eyes of the world are on eastern Ukraine, where isolated skirmishes have underscored the fragility of the Minsk peace deal which went into effect at midnight on Saturday. Meanwhile, humanitarian aid continues to flow to the war-stricken area where tens of thousands of displaced families are in dire need. On Monday morning the Czech...

    Merkel: Ukraine situation is fragile
    Feb16

    Merkel: Ukraine situation is fragile

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    Ukraine ceasefire strained by fighting
    Feb16

    Ukraine ceasefire strained by fighting

    The ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine was strained on Monday by reports of fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists, and both sides questioned a demand to withdraw heavy weapons under a roadmap agreed last week.At least five soldiers… …read more Source:...

    Fighting Continues in Eastern Ukraine Despite Ceasefire Deal
    Feb16

    Fighting Continues in Eastern Ukraine Despite Ceasefire Deal

    Fighting raged around a key railway hub in eastern Ukraine on Monday despite a ceasefire agreement that officially went into force a day earlier. The BBC quoted the Ukrainian military command as saying the pro-Russian rebels had attacked 112 times since early Sunday with most attacks concentrated in the area of Debaltseve, a railway junction...

    Boyko Borissov: Bulgaria willing to contribute to Ukraine European development
    Feb16

    Boyko Borissov: Bulgaria willing to contribute to Ukraine European development

    Bulgaria is ready to provide support and share its experience in the process of Ukraine’s European integration, said Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov during talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The two officials met today as part of the Ukrainian minister’s official visit to Bulgaria. PM Borissov and Minister Klimkin termed...

    Soviet era ‘Frank Sinatra’ targeted in expanded EU sanctions over Ukraine
    Feb16

    Soviet era ‘Frank Sinatra’ targeted in expanded EU sanctions over Ukraine

    Despite the attempts to reach a ceasefire in Ukraine the EU has added another 19 individuals and nine organisations to its… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘unrealistic’ as fighting continues
    Feb16

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘unrealistic’ as fighting continues

    The ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists may have raised hopes internationally for an end to the conflict but few on the ground believe it will last, reports Roland Oliphant …read more Source: The...

    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe
    Feb16

    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe

    Moscow is influencing policy and shaping opinion all over the continent, with ties to both the far right and the hard leftComing off the early shift at Hungary’s sole nuclear power station on the Danube south of Budapest, Jozsef, a 30-year-old turbine engineer, is grateful to have a relatively secure job that pays considerably more than the...

    Doubts cast on plans for to withdraw heavy weapons in Ukraine
    Feb16

    Doubts cast on plans for to withdraw heavy weapons in Ukraine

    There are concerns about the stability of the latest ceasefire to be implemented in eastern Ukraine. The next major test could be whether the parties to the conflict pull back heavy weapons as called for in the deal. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash
    Feb16

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash

    Unless Moscow withdraws and Kiev regains control of its eastern frontier, we could see a Syria in Europe“Never again!” Europeans cried after the first world war. Then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after 1945; then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after Bosnia, in 1995, and now it has happened again. I hope as...

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