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    Four-way emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday
    Feb08

    Four-way emergency Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday

    French, German and Ukrainian leaders are planning a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for Wednesday … …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town
    Feb08

    Ukrainians escape encircled strategic town

    Kramatorsk, Ukraine – Elina, 28, lived without water or electricity for two weeks amid the winter cold on eastern Ukraine’s new front line. She fled the strategic city of Debaltseve, which has been the focus of a pro-Moscow rebel offensive. According to Amnesty International, only 7,000 people are left in Debaltseve, which used to...

    Ukraine leader sees prospects of ceasefire from next Minsk meeting
    Feb08

    Ukraine leader sees prospects of ceasefire from next Minsk meeting

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and leaders of Russia, France and Germany expect their talks in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday to lead to a “swift and unconditional ceasefire”, his website said. A statement from Poroshenko’s administration said progress had been made during a phone call between him and Russia’s Vladimir Putin,...

    Leaders Agree to New Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb08

    Leaders Agree to New Ukraine Peace Talks

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany discussed by phone on Sunday a French-German peace plan to end the fighting in Ukraine. The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel came amid an intense diplomatic push to end the...

    Leaders Agree to New Ukraine Peace Talks in Minsk
    Feb08

    Leaders Agree to New Ukraine Peace Talks in Minsk

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany discussed by phone on Sunday a French-German peace plan to end the fighting in Ukraine. The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel came amid an intense diplomatic push to end the...

    Leaders aim to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk this week
    Feb08

    Leaders aim to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk this week

    A pro-Russian rebel looks at the door of a house, with “There are people” written on it, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Vuglegirsk in the Donetsk region, on on February 7, 2015 (AFP PHOTO/ ANDREY BORODULIN)Munich, AP—The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aim to hold a summit in Minsk this week as they try to stem fighting in...

    Britain says Putin acting like “tyrant” over Ukraine
    Feb08

    Britain says Putin acting like “tyrant” over Ukraine

    “This man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country’s territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilised nations do not behave like that,” said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. …read more Source: World...

    Cold War lessons underline Europe-US divergence on Ukraine
    Feb08

    Cold War lessons underline Europe-US divergence on Ukraine

    As the death toll mounts, there are very real fears that Ukraine’s conflict could spill over into Europe …read more Source: Gulf...

    Should US send lethal military assistance to Ukraine?
    Feb08

    Should US send lethal military assistance to Ukraine?

    Ukrainian government has suffered military setbacks and a ceasefire is not working …read more Source: Gulf...

    Merkel defends Ukraine arms stance in face of US criticism
    Feb08

    Merkel defends Ukraine arms stance in face of US criticism

    Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from US politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic...

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