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    Ukraine conflict: four-nation peace talks in Minsk aim to end crisis
    Feb08

    Ukraine conflict: four-nation peace talks in Minsk aim to end crisis

    Planned summit in Belarus capital on Wednesday comes after intense diplomacy between France, Germany, Ukraine and RussiaLeaders from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are due to meet in Minsk on Wednesday in a fresh attempt to reach a peace deal in the Ukrainian conflict, but Vladimir Putin said the summit was conditional on some issues being...

    David Cameron can influence events in Ukraine without racking up air miles | Shashank Joshi
    Feb08

    David Cameron can influence events in Ukraine without racking up air miles | Shashank Joshi

    Cameron stands accused of being a ‘foreign policy irrelevance’, but the most important diplomacy is conducted quietly and slowlyIf diplomacy is an iceberg, summitry is its tip: the moment when heads of government swoop in to push their diplomats over the finishing line, making the final adjustment to negotiating positions that may be months...

    Ukraine: Debaltseve residents flee to Kiev after intense fighting – video
    Feb08

    Ukraine: Debaltseve residents flee to Kiev after intense fighting – video

    Evacuees from the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve arrive at Kiev’s central train station which has been turned into a makeshift refugee coordination centre. People disembarking from trains described days of intense fighting which destroyed a local school and left residents without electricity, water and any means of receiving...

    Ukraine summit planned in Minsk as leaders push to end conflict
    Feb08

    Ukraine summit planned in Minsk as leaders push to end conflict

    France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agree to hold talks on Wednesday to discuss peace planA summit between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine is being planned for Wednesday in Minsk, the latest step in a hectic diplomatic effort to find a political solution to the Ukraine conflict, a statement from the German chancellor’s office said.The...

    Arming Ukraine army may escalate conflict, west warned
    Feb08

    Arming Ukraine army may escalate conflict, west warned

    OCSE chief says supplying weapons to Kiev government forces might push Russians to take more direct role in UkraineThe head of the international organisation monitoring the conflict in Ukraine has said that pro-Moscow separatists were constantly being re-armed but warned that for western states to supply weapons to the Ukrainian army would risk...

    Merkel downbeat as world awaits Putin’s response to latest Ukraine peace plan
    Feb07

    Merkel downbeat as world awaits Putin’s response to latest Ukraine peace plan

    German chancellor ‘disappointed’ by Russian attitude but says proposal for demilitarised zone to end conflict is ‘worth trying’Vladimir Putin is expected to give his response on Sunday to the Franco-German plan for a Ukrainian ceasefire, enforced with the creation of a demilitarised zone along the frontlines.The plan, according to the...

    More weapons won’t help Ukraine, says Angela Merkel – video
    Feb07

    More weapons won’t help Ukraine, says Angela Merkel – video

    German chancellor Angela Merkel says the crisis in Ukraine will not be solved by military means, and that the peace agreement struck last September needs to be implemented. Speaking at the Munich security conference on Saturday, Merkel says she wants to secure peace in Europe with Russia and not against it … …read more Source: The...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb07

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ongoing crises in Ukraine and Syria, the plane crash in Taiwan and Super Bowl XLIX – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis will not be solved by military means, says Angela Merkel
    Feb07

    Ukraine crisis will not be solved by military means, says Angela Merkel

    German chancellor admits, however, that she is unsure whether the current diplomatic push to end the conflict in the east of the country will succeedAngela Merkel has said the crisis in Ukraine will not be solved by military means, and that the peace agreement struck last September needs to be implemented.Speaking at the Munich security...

    Eyewitness: Debaltseve, Ukraine
    Feb07

    Eyewitness: Debaltseve, Ukraine

    Photographs from the Eyewitness series … …read more Source: The...

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