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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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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