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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.”...

    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...

    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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