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    Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels ambush and seize Kiev troops during continued fighting in the strategic town of Debaltseve despite ceasefire deal
    Feb17

    Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels ambush and seize Kiev troops during continued fighting in the strategic town of Debaltseve despite ceasefire deal

    The senior Ukrainian rebel commander Eduard Basurin has said that pro-Russian separatists have gained control of more than 80 per cent of the eastern Ukrainian transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been gripped by fighting despite a ceasefire deal coming into effect on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Putin arrives in Hungary
    Feb17

    [Ticker] Putin arrives in Hungary

    Russian leader Putin has arrived in Budapest for what the Kremlin says includes a “tete-a-tete” meeting with PM Orban, a WWII wreath-laying ceremony, talks on gas supplies and on Russia’s construction of two nuclear reactors. Putin is officially not welcome for “bilateral regular” summits in the EU due to Ukraine....

    Ukraine: pro-Russia forces seize parts of Debaltseve railway despite truce
    Feb17

    Ukraine: pro-Russia forces seize parts of Debaltseve railway despite truce

    Rebels close in on government soldiers, trapped in ruins and running out of food and supplies after over a week under siegePro-Russia forces seized parts of the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve in intense street fighting, ignoring a shaky ceasefire agreement, as a deadline for removing heavy weapons from the frontlines went unheeded.The rest...

    Ukraine crisis: pro-Russian rebels launch all-out assault on Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine crisis: pro-Russian rebels launch all-out assault on Debaltseve

    Ukraine says ‘hopes of the world for peace are being destroyed’ as pro-Russian rebels launch all-out assault on Debaltseve town centre for first time …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis has only political solution-Czech top officials
    Feb17

    Ukraine crisis has only political solution-Czech top officials

    Prague – The situation in Eastern Ukraine can be solved only politically, Czech President Milos Zeman agreed with the government and parliament representatives at their coordination meeting on foreign… …read more Source: České...

    Why Small Town Is So Crucial In Ukraine Conflict
    Feb17

    Why Small Town Is So Crucial In Ukraine Conflict

    Debaltseve has become the epicentre of the bloody conflict as the transport and communications hub is critical to both sides. …read more Source: Sky...

    TV crew flee Ukraine explosion
    Feb17

    TV crew flee Ukraine explosion

    Dramatic footage shows the moment a TV news crew were forced to run from a huge explosion in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    Colleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty
    Feb17

    Colleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty

    StaffColleen Bell speaks out in support of Ukrainian sovereignty US ambassador Colleen Bell delivered the following remarks today at an official lunch today to which Ukraine’s top diplomat in Hungary was also invited. The event coincided with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest: I know we were all...

    Europe at a crossroads
    Feb17

    Europe at a crossroads

    • Dealing with Putin – appeasement or common sense ?This is truly a key moment for Europe.The EU is divided over whether to punish Vladimir Putin more over Ukraine. The Eurozone is facing a crisis over Greece whose left-wing government has made overtures to Putin, who in turn is cuddling up to Hungary’s nationalist government. …...

    Colleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for
    Feb17

    Colleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for

    StaffColleen Bell’s remarks at official lunch for US ambassador Colleen Bell delivered the following remarks today at an official lunch she hosted for Ukraine’s top diplomat in Hungary. The event coincided with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Budapest: I know we were all cautiously optimistic — maybe...

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