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    Ukraine says it won’t withdraw weapons after attacks
    Feb16

    Ukraine says it won’t withdraw weapons after attacks

    A shaky new truce in Ukraine has been put at risk on its second day after Kiev said persistent rebel attacks meant there was “no question” of it pulling back heavy weapons, and the European Union ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. “There is no question at the moment of us withdrawing heavy weapons” from the frontline...

    EU extends Russian sanctions despite Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb16

    EU extends Russian sanctions despite Ukraine cease-fire

    Sanctions extended to more Ukrainians and Russians on Monday including to two Russian deputy defence ministers …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine says rebels firing repeatedly, despite truce
    Feb16

    Ukraine says rebels firing repeatedly, despite truce

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Famous Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list
    Feb16

    Famous Russian singer, deputy ministers top new EU sanctions list

    By Adrian Croft The European Union published a new list of Ukrainians and Russians targeted with sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s independence on Monday, including Russian singer Iosif Kobzon and two Russian deputy defence ministers. The EU’s latest list of 19 people and nine organisations hit with asset freezes and travel bans was...

    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb16

    Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

    By Richard Balmforth A government-held town in east Ukraine sandwiched between two rebel-controlled areas came under heavy shelling on Monday, a day after the start of a ceasefire that Russian-backed separatists say does not apply there. A Kiev military source said four Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 21 wounded since the internationally...

    Ukrainian Ambassador: We will respond to Debaltseve attacks
    Feb16

    Ukrainian Ambassador: We will respond to Debaltseve attacks

    Fighting continues in key railroad hub Debaltseve despite the cease-fire; Ukrainian forces encircled by rebels. …read more Source: World...

    Rebels keep pressure on Ukraine’s Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Rebels keep pressure on Ukraine’s Debaltseve

    Kiev military said government positions had been fired on 112 times by rebels in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: World...

    Heavy Armor Withdrawal in Ukraine Set to Begin Monday
    Feb16

    Heavy Armor Withdrawal in Ukraine Set to Begin Monday

    Withdrawal of heavy armor from the frontlines in Ukraine is set to begin Monday under terms of the cease-fire deal aimed at ending the fighting in the country’s east. Sunday marked the first full day of the cease-fire, which appears largely to be holding except in the key railway town of Debaltseve, where most of the fighting has taken...

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds except around flashpoint town
    Feb16

    Shaky Ukraine truce holds except around flashpoint town

    Ukranian military says it came under fire from rebels 60 times on Sunday …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian City Honors Rocket Attack Victims as Shaky Cease-Fire Comes Into Effect
    Feb16

    Ukrainian City Honors Rocket Attack Victims as Shaky Cease-Fire Comes Into Effect

    Published February 15, 2015 In Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s regional military headquarters for battling Russia-backed rebels in the east, officials held a memorial Saturday for those killed in a Tuesday rocket attack. A midnight cease-fire has stopped most fighting between Ukrainian forces and the rebels, though some sporadic clashes continue....

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