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    Some pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town
    Feb18

    Some pro-government forces start pulling out of besieged Ukrainian town

    By Richard Balmforth Some pro-government forces began on Wednesday to pull out of the east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve which is under siege from Russian-backed separatists, commanders of pro-government paramilitary units said. “The withdrawal of forces from Debaltseve is taking place in a planned and organised way,” said Semen Semenchenko, who...

    UN Security Council urges enactment of Ukraine agreement
    Feb18

    UN Security Council urges enactment of Ukraine agreement

    Council adopts Russian-drafted resolution endorsing Minsk cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: World...

    US blames Russian forces, separatist rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’
    Feb18

    US blames Russian forces, separatist rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’

    The US has accused Russian forces and separatist rebels of violating the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, after fierce fighting around the strategic town of Debaltseve threatened the latest attempt to end the bloody 10-month conflict. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    UN Security Council endorses Minsk ceasefire and calls on parties to fully implement truce
    Feb18

    UN Security Council endorses Minsk ceasefire and calls on parties to fully implement truce

    NEW YORK, 18th February, 2015 (WAM) — The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution endorsing the 13-point accord on ending the Ukraine crisis agreed in Minsk, including a cease-fire, and called on all parties to the conflict to fully… …read more Source:...

    UN Security Council endorses Minsk ceasefire and calls on 
parties to fully implement truce
    Feb18

    UN Security Council endorses Minsk ceasefire and calls on parties to fully implement truce

    NEW YORK, 18th February, 2015 (WAM) — The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution endorsing the 13-point accord on ending the Ukraine crisis agreed in Minsk, including a cease-fire, and called on all parties to the conflict to fully implement that cessation of hostilities, as the UN human rights office expressed concern...

    US blames Russian forces, rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’
    Feb18

    US blames Russian forces, rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’

    Ukraine appeals to the West to get ‘tough’ on Russia; Putin says conflict can’t be solved by ‘military… …read more Source:...

    US blames Russian forces, separatist rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’
    Feb18

    US blames Russian forces, separatist rebels for Ukraine ceasefire ‘violation’

    The US has accused Russian forces and separatist rebels of violating the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, after fierce fighting … …read more Source: Gulf...

    The other Minsk mediation
    Feb18

    The other Minsk mediation

    Amid the intense focus on the fragile ceasefire now in effect in eastern Ukraine, another simmering conflict, in a more remote part of Russia’s “near abroad”, is now dangerously close to erupting in renewed hostilities. That conflict, over Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave that broke away from Azerbaijan over two decades...

    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender
    Feb18

    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on pro-Russian rebels to allow besieged Ukrainian troops safe passage out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in the Hungarian capital, Putin also urged the Kyiv government to allow its troops to surrender. Putin spoke alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...

    The other Minsk mediation
    Feb18

    The other Minsk mediation

    Beyond eastern Ukraine, another simmering conflict threatens to erupt – Nagorno-Karabakh. …read more Source: AL...

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