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    Ukraine truce fades as sides refuse to withdraw big guns
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce fades as sides refuse to withdraw big guns

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Government forces and pro-Russian separatists said they would not carry out an agreement to pull back heavy guns in east Ukraine on Tuesday, pushing a shaky peace deal closer to collapse. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev and pro-Russian rebels claim ceasefire was broken ‘139 times’ on first day as both sides fail to withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb17

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev and pro-Russian rebels claim ceasefire was broken ‘139 times’ on first day as both sides fail to withdraw heavy weapons

    The Ukrainian ceasefire was broken over 139 times on the first day, Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels have claimed, as a deadline to pull-out heavy weaponry came and went in the east of the country. …read more Source: The...

    Russia “doing everything to prevent European war”
    Feb17

    Russia “doing everything to prevent European war”

    Russia is “doing everything to prevent a European war,” Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Konstantin Kosachev has said.”Our contribution to the Minsk Agreement and our work with the rebels in the southeast of Ukraine is a clear effort to prevent a war,” Kosachev, who was in Serbia for the...

    [Ticker] France should recognise Crimea as Russian, says Le Pen
    Feb17

    [Ticker] France should recognise Crimea as Russian, says Le Pen

    The French government should recognise Crimea as part of Russia’s territory and restore ties with Moscow, French National Front leader, Marine Le Pen has said in an interview with Polish Do Rzeczy. “Russia is a natural ally of Europe,” she said. …read more Source:...

    Hundreds of Hungarians protest in Budapest ahead of Putin visit
    Feb17

    Hundreds of Hungarians protest in Budapest ahead of Putin visit

    Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Budapest to protest ahead of a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been critical of the EU for imposing sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Makei cautiously optimistic about prospects for Ukraine settlement
    Feb17

    Makei cautiously optimistic about prospects for Ukraine settlement

    The Foreign Minister noted that he agrees with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on this matter. “Cautious optimism is how the prospects for the implementation of the Minsk accords are assessed,” he said. …read more Source:...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Feb 2015
    Feb17

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

    EUROZONE TALKS WITH GREECE FAILTalks between Greece and its creditors in the eurozone have collapsed, with an official saying the austerity conditions imposed on Greece are “unacceptable”. The news heightens fears that the country is headed for a disruptive exit from the euro. Greece has asked to be allowed to water down austerity. UKRAINE: BOTH...

    Rebel says separatists will battle on for east Ukraine town
    Feb17

    Rebel says separatists will battle on for east Ukraine town

    Kremlin says leaders have discussed role of OSCE monitors in Debaltseve …read more Source: The Irish...

    War in Ukraine: Sides do not meet ceasefire deal deadline for withdrawing weapons
    Feb17

    War in Ukraine: Sides do not meet ceasefire deal deadline for withdrawing weapons

    Pro-Kremlin separatist and Ukrainian forces have both failed to start pulling out heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, thus surpassing a deadline of Monday, February 16, which was agreed upon as part of the Minsk agreement of February 12. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Merkel and Putin agree on ceasefire terms
    Feb17

    Merkel and Putin agree on ceasefire terms

    Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday evening, agreeing on how observers could be used to maintain the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

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