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    Minsk peace deal will be difficult to enforce, says Petro Poroshenko – video
    Feb12

    Minsk peace deal will be difficult to enforce, says Petro Poroshenko – video

    The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, says in Brussels on Thursday that the process of enforcing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, agreed at a summit in Minsk, will be difficult. The president hailed the European Union for its solidarity but also accused Russian-backed rebels of carrying out offensive operations immediately after the new peace...

    Ukraine crisis: Leaders hammer out new truce after all-night talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine crisis: Leaders hammer out new truce after all-night talks

    An agreement intended to end the conflict in Ukraine and halt the slide towards a new Cold War between Russia and the West was signed today after prolonged international efforts. …read more Source: The...

    After IMF loan, Gazprom wants Ukraine to settle debt
    Feb12

    After IMF loan, Gazprom wants Ukraine to settle debt

    Author(s): Kostis Geropoulos p28web.jpg Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on February 12 it was time Ukraine’s national oil and gas company settled its debt. Earlier in the day, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to throw a new $17.5 billion lifeline to Ukraine as a renewed cease-fire and an overall agreement to end the war in...

    ‘Huge obstacles to lasting peace for Ukraine’
    Feb12

    ‘Huge obstacles to lasting peace for Ukraine’

    Huge questions remain following agreement of peace deal, particularly about what can be done to really make Russia stick to the agreement. …read more Source:...

    US welcomes Ukraine peace agreement
    Feb12

    US welcomes Ukraine peace agreement

    US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Ukraine, but demands Russia end support for separatist rebels. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria, Austria Hope Minsk Peace Deal Will Be Honoured
    Feb12

    Bulgaria, Austria Hope Minsk Peace Deal Will Be Honoured

    The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Austria on Thursday welcomed the new Ukraine ceasefire agreement and said they hoped it will be honoured by all sides in the conflict. The two countries, along with the other EU member states, will work hard to create conditions for free, peaceful and independent development of Ukraine, where Bulgaria has a...

    The Guardian view on the chances the new Ukraine ceasefire will last | Editorial
    Feb12

    The Guardian view on the chances the new Ukraine ceasefire will last | Editorial

    The Minsk agreement in itself will not bring peace, unless we learn how to manage the enigmatic Vladimir PutinThe Ukraine ceasefire agreement reached after laborious negotiations in Minsk this week may or may not last. Unfortunately, we can be sure of one thing: it will not in itself lead to a real peace. The objectives of Russia, Ukraine, the...

    Opinion: Minsk II leaves many questions unanswered
    Feb12

    Opinion: Minsk II leaves many questions unanswered

    The Ukraine summit has produced a ceasefire deal. But the agreement leaves many open questions. There is every reason to be skeptical whether the killing in eastern Ukraine will really cease, says Ingo Mannteufel. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels scramble for ground after ceasefire
    Feb12

    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels scramble for ground after ceasefire

    Kiev claims Russia is building up military hardware as it tries to regain control of border following Minsk ceasefire agreementUkrainian government troops and Russian-backed rebels scrambled for positions along two main fronts in Debaltseve and Mariupol on Thursday before a ceasefire agreed in Minsk takes effect this weekend.Besides a truce, the...

    Tactical pause in Putin’s Ukraine assault
    Feb12

    Tactical pause in Putin’s Ukraine assault

    The west should not assume the pact agreed in Minsk will last …read more Source: Financial...

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