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    Ukraine receives British troop carriers
    Feb14

    Ukraine receives British troop carriers

    Out-of-service Saxon armoured vehicles were sold commercially in deal dating back to 2013, says Ministry of DefenceUkraine has taken delivery of former British military armoured vehicles in a commercial arms deal, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed, with the troop carriers arriving in the midst of the conflict with pro-Russia...

    Minsk ceasefire in balance while fighting continues in eastern Ukraine
    Feb13

    Minsk ceasefire in balance while fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

    Fighting escalates before official ceasefire on Sunday as each side wrestles for advantageIntense fighting continued near two cities in eastern Ukraine on Friday, raising further doubts about whether a ceasefire deal agreed in Minsk has any chance of success.According to the Minsk plan the ceasefire will start on Sunday but, rather than abating,...

    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...

    Listen to Oliver Bullogh’s story about endemic corruption in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Listen to Oliver Bullogh’s story about endemic corruption in Ukraine

    The latest in our audio long reads examines the lives of Ukrainians marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected … …read more Source: The...

    Eight Ukranian service personnel killed hours after Minsk ceasefire agreed
    Feb13

    Eight Ukranian service personnel killed hours after Minsk ceasefire agreed

    Fighting continues between pro-government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine in wake of peace dealThree civilians and eight soldiers have been killed in fighting in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, government and rebel officials said on Friday, a day after a peace deal was agreed in Belarus.Separatist authorities said shelling killed...

    We Europeans must face up to our own security challenges | Natalie Nougayrede
    Feb13

    We Europeans must face up to our own security challenges | Natalie Nougayrede

    The crisis in Ukraine has reopened the post-cold war settlement, but the United States cannot be relied on forever to guarantee peaceThe return of war to the European continent has come as a profound, if delayed, shock to the west. No one, just a year ago, could have imagined that it would come to this. A Europe struggling with its financial and...

    Ben Jennings on the Ukraine ceasefire – cartoon
    Feb12

    Ben Jennings on the Ukraine ceasefire – cartoon

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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...

    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...

    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...

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