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    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...

    IMF announces $17.5bn loan for Ukraine
    Feb12

    IMF announces $17.5bn loan for Ukraine

    Deal, under which Kiev will have to cut spending, restructure banks and fight corruption, comes as leaders meeting in Minsk agree ceasefire for east of countryThe International Monetary Fund has announced a $17.5bn (£11.5bn) loan to war-torn Ukraine, extending the lifeline keeping the country from bankruptcy.The announcement came as the...

    Ukraine crisis: reports emerge of deal in Minsk talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine crisis: reports emerge of deal in Minsk talks

    Diplomatic sources suggest presidents of Ukraine and Russia will sign document drafted in marathon negotiations brokered by France and Germany There was hope for an agreement at the Minsk talks on the Ukraine crisis, diplomatic sources said early on Thursday, with reports that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko had agreed to sign a joint...

    Obama says Putin must abandon ‘Soviet style’ to end war in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Obama says Putin must abandon ‘Soviet style’ to end war in Ukraine

    In BuzzFeed interview Obama reflects on Russia’s resurgent ‘Soviet style’, his reversal on gay marriage, the ‘shame’ of Staples and ransom paymentsRussian president Vladimir Putin “has a foot very much in the Soviet past”, President Barack Obama said in a pointed interview published on Wednesday, while expressing hope that the...

    When would an anti-war activist back arms sales? When he’s secretary of state | Trevor Timm
    Feb11

    When would an anti-war activist back arms sales? When he’s secretary of state | Trevor Timm

    Is there any way that sending arms to the Ukrainian military doesn’t escalate regional hostilities? Who cares! It makes warmongers ‘feel better’Secretary of State John Kerry has to be the worst anti-war activist in recorded history. Is there a military action – save one – that he hasn’t supported since he came to...

    US weapons to Ukraine ‘would be matched by Russian arms to rebels’
    Feb11

    US weapons to Ukraine ‘would be matched by Russian arms to rebels’

    International Institute for Strategic Studies warns that Moscow could arm separatists more quickly than US could reinforce Ukraine’s forcesAny US weapons supplied to Ukraine would be more than matched by an increase in Russian arms supplied to the separatists, a leading security thinktank has warned.Russia could arm the separatists much...

    US weapons to Ukraine ‘would be matched by Russian arms to rebels’
    Feb11

    US weapons to Ukraine ‘would be matched by Russian arms to rebels’

    International Institute for Strategic Studies warns that Moscow could arm separatists more quickly than US could reinforce Ukraine’s forcesAny US weapons supplied to Ukraine would be more than matched by an increase in Russian arms supplied to the separatists, a leading security thinktank has warned.Russia could arm the separatists much...

    Petro Poroshenko makes surprise visit to Kramatorsk ahead of Ukraine peace talks – video
    Feb11

    Petro Poroshenko makes surprise visit to Kramatorsk ahead of Ukraine peace talks – video

    Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, makes an unannounced visit to Kramatorsk ahead of peace talks with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in Minsk. Some 10 people were killed in a rocket attack on Kramatorsk on Tuesday. In the separatist-held city of Donetsk, shelling early on Wednesday killed at least two people at a bus station...

    Leaders due in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks as heavy fighting continues
    Feb11

    Leaders due in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks as heavy fighting continues

    Last-ditch diplomatic push in Belarusian capital as Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany meet in bid to secure ceasefireLeaders from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are due to hold last-ditch peace talks on Minsk aimed at trying to smooth the way for a summit deal leading to the demilitarisation of eastern Ukraine.The leaders of the four...

    Ukraine: workers take cover as rockets hit soup kitchen – video
    Feb10

    Ukraine: workers take cover as rockets hit soup kitchen – video

    Rockets slam into a soup kitchen in eastern Ukraine, forcing terrified workers to duck for cover. The building in Pervomaisk is hit by two separate rocket attacks within hours of each other. Amateur footage shows people scrambling under tables and later hiding in a basement. The conflict between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government has...

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