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    Ukraine ceasefire: European leaders sceptical peace plan will work
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire: European leaders sceptical peace plan will work

    Worries privately voiced about potential escalation of fighting before truce is supposed to take hold in eastern Ukraine on SundayEuropean leaders on Thursday praised Germany and France for brokering a ceasefire and peace plan for Ukraine, but privately voiced scepticism that the pact struck after a marathon all-night summit in Belarus would...

    HSBC files: Swiss bank hid money for suspected criminals
    Feb12

    HSBC files: Swiss bank hid money for suspected criminals

    Documents detail customers who faced allegations including drug-running, corruption, doping and money launderingHSBC’s Swiss bank concealed large sums of money for people facing allegations of serious wrongdoing, including drug-running, corruption and money laundering, leaked files reveal. Despite being legally obliged since 1998 to make...

    Ukraine ceasefire deal: US cautiously optimistic amid ‘escalation of fighting’
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire deal: US cautiously optimistic amid ‘escalation of fighting’

    White House concerned Thursday’s fighting threatens ‘spirit of the accord’ as soldiers on both sides have until midnight Saturday to begin withdrawing heavy weapons​The White House has warned that continued fighting in Ukraine is breaching the spirit of the ceasefire deal reached overnight in Minsk.US officials are cautiously...

    Ukraine crisis: what is in the Minsk ceasefire agreement?
    Feb12

    Ukraine crisis: what is in the Minsk ceasefire agreement?

    Details of the agreement between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and FranceThe leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed a deal in Minsk aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine.Here are details of the agreement, translated from a Russian-language document that was handed to reporters: … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine talks: behind the scenes at the Minsk meeting in memes
    Feb12

    Ukraine talks: behind the scenes at the Minsk meeting in memes

    Peace negotiations on Ukraine continued for 16 hours behind closed doors – leaving bored journalists and the watching internet to come up with news of their own. RFE/RL pick their favouritesLast night the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany held an epic negotiating session in the Belarusian capital of Minsk in the hopes of reaching...

    Ukrainians cautiously optimistic about ceasefire – video
    Feb12

    Ukrainians cautiously optimistic about ceasefire – video

    Residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say they are ‘hoping for the best but expecting the worst’ after a ceasefire was agreed on Thursday. Near Debaltseve, a government-held city, Ukrainian soldiers say they do not expect peace to be achieved on the ground. Fighting is expected to intensify before the 15...

    Ukraine ceasefire aims to pave way for comprehensive settlement of crisis
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire aims to pave way for comprehensive settlement of crisis

    If fragile agreement holds, ambitious political measures including a new Ukrainian constitution and special status for rebel-held areas should followA ceasefire in eastern Ukraine intended to pave the way for a comprehensive political settlement of the country’s crisis was agreed early on Thursday in Minsk, following a fraught 16 hours of...

    Vladimir Putin announces ceasefire in Ukraine after all-night negotiations – video
    Feb12

    Vladimir Putin announces ceasefire in Ukraine after all-night negotiations – video

    After marathon negotiations in Minsk, the Belarussian capital, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany came to an agreement for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, says fighting will end at midnight on 15 February and that both the Ukrainian government and separatist rebels will withdraw heavy weapons...

    Ukraine peace deal looks fragile in the extreme
    Feb12

    Ukraine peace deal looks fragile in the extreme

    Analysis: With many issues still up in the air, the Minsk achievement is still very much in the makingThey came together at a moment of acute international crisis, three powerful leaders dedicated to peace in our time. They emerged, after nearly 17 hours of gruelling, cut-and-thrust negotiations behind locked doors in the presidential place in...

    Putin must be held to his word, but the west has to tread carefully | Angus Roxburgh
    Feb12

    Putin must be held to his word, but the west has to tread carefully | Angus Roxburgh

    The Russian president won’t drop his military support of the rebels if he knows the west is arming Ukraine – quite the oppositeVladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko could scarcely muster a handshake at the beginning of the peace talks in Minsk, and the fact that the negotiations went on through the night suggests they both had to be...

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