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    Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine
    Feb08

    Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have agreed in Moscow to work on a peace plan they will put to Ukraine’s president on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked for more than four hours on Friday. All three parties described the meeting as...

    France and Germany announce new peace plan for Ukraine
    Feb08

    France and Germany announce new peace plan for Ukraine

    The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine on Thursday, flying to Kiev with a new proposal they would then take on to Moscow. The importance of reaching a deal was demonstrated by a dramatic collapse in Ukraine’s hryvnia currency, which lost nearly a third of its value after the central bank halted daily...

    US Secretary Kerry visits Ukraine
    Feb08

    US Secretary Kerry visits Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to arrive in Kiev for talks focusing on the possibility of arming Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatist rebels. Kerry’s visit on Thursday comes a day after rocket salvos hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk, killing at least five...

    Amid ongoing hostilities, UN warns of ‘life-threatening’ conditions for Ukraine’s civilians
    Feb08

    Amid ongoing hostilities, UN warns of ‘life-threatening’ conditions for Ukraine’s civilians

    15 December 2014 – As the conflict in eastern Ukraine heads into its tenth month, continued fighting and bitter cold temperatures are placing more than five million people at risk, the top United Nations human rights official warned today as he described conditions for those still living in conflict-affected areas as becoming “increasingly dire.”...

    German, French leaders take Ukraine peace plan to Moscow
    Feb08

    German, French leaders take Ukraine peace plan to Moscow

    The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine on Thursday, flying to Kiev with a proposal they would then take on to Moscow. The coordinated trip by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande comes as rebels advanced on a railway hub held by Ukrainian troops after launching an offensive … …read...

    During Ukraine visit, senior UN official pledges broad support for Government
    Feb08

    During Ukraine visit, senior UN official pledges broad support for Government

    17 December 2014 – The top United Nations political official today voiced the Organization’s “unwavering commitment” in helping Ukraine address the range of political, humanitarian, security and development challenges it continues to face amid ongoing fighting in the country’s east. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs...

    ‘Extremely serious’ situation for over a million children in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine – UN
    Feb08

    ‘Extremely serious’ situation for over a million children in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine – UN

    19 December 2014 – In eastern Ukraine, the situation remains ‘extremely serious’ for more than 1.7 million children affected by the escalating crisis, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today as it appealed for funds to continue its humanitarian response in the country. “Since March 2014, more than one million people...

    Half a million displaced in eastern Ukraine as winter looms, warns UN refugee agency
    Feb08

    Half a million displaced in eastern Ukraine as winter looms, warns UN refugee agency

    5 December 2014 – The fighting in eastern Ukraine this year has internally displaced over half a million people leaving them vulnerable to the harsh winter months ahead, the United Nations Refugee (UNHCR) warned today as aid workers race against the clock to distribute essential cold-weather supplies. In a Geneva briefing today, UNHCR...

    Merkel Says Prospects For Peace In Ukraine Is Uncertain
    Feb08

    Merkel Says Prospects For Peace In Ukraine Is Uncertain

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that prospects for peace in Ukraine are “uncertain”, as Francois Hollande, the French President, warned it was “one of the last chances” for peace. Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met with the Russian President in Moscow on Friday. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Mrs...

    Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine
    Feb08

    Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine

    Germany’s Angela Merkel warns that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists will not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a leading US senator …read more Source: Business...

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