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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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