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    Ukraine is a long way from peace, says President Petro Poroshenko – video
    Feb13

    Ukraine is a long way from peace, says President Petro Poroshenko – video

    Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, tells soldiers at a military training base on Friday not to be overly optimistic about the peace agreement signed in Minsk. Two civilians were killed on Friday in shelling in government-held Shchastya, near Luhansk. The ceasefire agreed by Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is due to...

    Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild?
    Feb13

    Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild?

    Newly mobilized Ukrainian soldiers go to position during military drills in base Desna 100km north from Kiev. © Efrem Lukatsky/AP/Press Association Images This week, following marathon talks peppered with disagreements, walkouts, and at least one furious pencil-snapping, a tentative ceasefire has been agreed in Ukraine. In what some observers are...

    Stanislav Belkovsky: Russia getting ready to inflame major war
    Feb13

    Stanislav Belkovsky: Russia getting ready to inflame major war

    Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst, is convinced that while Europe and the US are trying to preserve peace, Russia is preparing to fuel a major war. …read more Source:...

    Yermoshina: Ukraine will have to go the way of patience, understanding, and tolerance
    Feb13

    Yermoshina: Ukraine will have to go the way of patience, understanding, and tolerance

    “I would very much like everything declared to be implemented. However, every clause — apart from the ceasefire clause, which is unconditional — contains a huge action program. In order to fulfill any clause, Ukraine will have to complete the long way of humility, patience, understanding, and tolerance. Many will have to forfeit their own pride...

    Poroshenko casts doubt on Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    Poroshenko casts doubt on Ukraine peace deal

    One day after the signing of the Minsk peace accord, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cast doubt on the agreement’s practicability.”I want nobody to have any illusions. We are still far away from peace, and nobody is fully convinced that the conditions… …read more Source:...

    OSCE raises concerns over continuing fighting in Ukraine
    Feb13

    OSCE raises concerns over continuing fighting in Ukraine

    The security watchdog in Ukraine has expressed its concerns over the continuing fighting. Nonetheless, the head of the Organisation for Security and… …read more Source:...

    Viktor Orbán on Ukraine: We are facing a real war
    Feb13

    Viktor Orbán on Ukraine: We are facing a real war

    Benjamin NovakViktor Orbán on Ukraine: We are facing a real war Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is slowly changing his position on the crisis in Ukraine. In his weekly radio address today on Hungary’s state-run radio broadcaster Kossuth Radio, Orbán admitted that the situation in Ukraine is starting to look like a war. Regardless of...

    Francois Hollande threatens Russia with sanctions if Minsk accord is not adhered to
    Feb13

    Francois Hollande threatens Russia with sanctions if Minsk accord is not adhered to

    French president Francois Hollande stated that there will be further economic sanctions on Russia, if the Minsk accord is not followed. It is reminded that in order for there to be an accord, there was a Summit in Minsk between the heads of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. He stated, however, that if the agreement is adhered to, EU sanctions...

    “Deep distrust between West and Russia”
    Feb13

    “Deep distrust between West and Russia”

    There is deep distrust between the West and Russia and it will not disappear quickly, a panel discussion in Belgrade has heard.Participants in the gathering, organized by the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), also said that the responsibility for the current situation in Ukraine lies on “both...

    Let my sons into Britain, begs man after Russian rebels storm his home
    Feb13

    Let my sons into Britain, begs man after Russian rebels storm his home

    A British businessman whose family has been banned from entering the UK has been accused of being a spy by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine who stormed his house and threatened to kill his staff. …read more Source: London Evening...

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