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    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Set For Putin Talks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Set For Putin Talks

    French President, Francois Hollande and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel 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...

    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...

    Kerry To Hold Talks In Ukraine
    Feb08

    Kerry To Hold Talks In Ukraine

    As fighting intensifies in Ukraine, the Unites States Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected to arrive in the country to hold talks with President Petro Poroshenkom, and his Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk. A superior source said that Kerry would offer U.S. support for efforts by Ukraine to negotiate a new ceasefire. The issue of weapon...

    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...

    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...

    News24.com | Leaders to discuss ‘last chance’ Ukraine peace bid
    Feb08

    News24.com | Leaders to discuss ‘last chance’ Ukraine peace bid

    French, German and Ukrainian leaders are to discuss a last-ditch peace bid for east Ukraine with Vladimir Putin on Sunday, after the US called for “deeds” from the Russian leader accused of masterminding the conflict. …read more Source:...

    Putin pressed to back Ukraine peace bid
    Feb08

    Putin pressed to back Ukraine peace bid

    Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco-German peace drive may be a “last chance” to stop all-out war. …read more Source:...

    News24.com | Nato commander: Military option a possibility in Ukraine
    Feb07

    News24.com | Nato commander: Military option a possibility in Ukraine

    The West should not rule out the military option in Ukraine, Nato’s top military commander has said. …read more Source:...

    NATO commander: West shouldn’t rule out military option in Ukraine
    Feb07

    NATO commander: West shouldn’t rule out military option in Ukraine

    The West should not rule out the military option in Ukraine, NATO’s top military commander said on Saturday, adding that he was referring to the possibility of helping Ukraine with weapons and equipment rather than sending in soldiers. …read more Source: The Sunday...

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