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    Ukraine peace talks down to wire as fighting rages
    Feb10

    Ukraine peace talks down to wire as fighting rages

    Diplomats scrambled on Feb. 10 to finalise a peace deal for war-torn Ukraine ahead of a crunch summit in Minsk, with the warring sides pushing to gain ground ahead of any truce. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin in Egypt to meet leader
    Feb10

    Russian President Vladimir Putin in Egypt to meet leader

    A banner displaying the portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R), on a Cairo’s 6th of October Bridge on February 9, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)Cairo, AP—Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Cairo on Monday to meet his Egyptian counterpart, with both sides eager...

    Hundreds of Russian troops stage exercises near Ukraine
    Feb10

    Hundreds of Russian troops stage exercises near Ukraine

    The manoeuvres in southern Russia would include training on tracking devices to determine enemy movements in bad visibility. In Crimea, soldiers would undergo tactical and shooting training …read more Source: World...

    Pro-Ukraine Forces Report Gains Against Rebels
    Feb10

    Pro-Ukraine Forces Report Gains Against Rebels

    Pro-government forces reported making gains in rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, ahead of a key summit aimed at ending the unrest. The Azov Battalion, a pro-Kyiv volunteer paramilitary group, said via Facebook it captured several villages during an offensive toward the border town of Novoazovsk. Kyiv military spokesmen said early Tuesday at...

    Ukrainian forces launch offensive near Mariupol, east Ukraine
    Feb10

    Ukrainian forces launch offensive near Mariupol, east Ukraine

    On Saturday, Kiev said rebels appeared to be massing forces for attacks on strategic towns, including Mariupol …read more Source: World...

    Ukrainian army reports gains in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    Ukrainian army reports gains in eastern Ukraine

    Servicemen of Ukrainian volunteers battalion ‘Azov’ train at a base in Mariupol, Ukraine, on February 9, 2015. (EPA/Ivan Boberskyy) Donetsk, AP—Government forces on Tuesday reported a counter-offensive in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, while the rebels said they were successful in surrounding Ukrainian troops at a strategic railway junction....

    Separatists claim to surround key Ukraine town
    Feb10

    Separatists claim to surround key Ukraine town

    Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine say they have completely surrounded the strategic town of Debaltseve, a claim denied by the Ukrainian army who insist the fighting is ongoing. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Tuesday said its fighters have cut off the main supply road into the government-held town –...

    Obama says still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces
    Feb10

    Obama says still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces

    US President Barack Obama signalled on Monday he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis. Obama, at a White House news conference with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said providing...

    At least 12 killed in latest Ukraine fighting
    Feb10

    At least 12 killed in latest Ukraine fighting

    At least seven Ukrainian soldiers and five civilians have been killed in the latest fighting in the east of the country, including in battleground town Debaltseve, Kyiv and rebels said Feb. 10. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Kiev: 1,500 Russian soldiers crossed into Ukraine
    Feb10

    Kiev: 1,500 Russian soldiers crossed into Ukraine

    ‘Around 1,500 Russian soldiers and more than 300 military vehicles have entered Ukraine,’ says military spokesman. …read more Source: World...

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