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    EU leaders start consulting on new Ukraine measures
    Feb20

    EU leaders start consulting on new Ukraine measures

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union president is opening consultations with EU leaders to consider new steps to pressure separatists in eastern Ukraine and Russia to stick to last week’s peace agreements. EU President Donald Tusk said Friday there had been “more than 300 violations” of the ceasefire which was supposed to kick in last...

    Rebels in Ukraine feared to be zeroing in on Mariupol — which could give them a land bridge to Russia
    Feb20

    Rebels in Ukraine feared to be zeroing in on Mariupol — which could give them a land bridge to Russia

    Concerns have risen that the rebels are still gunning to take Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov that could allow rebels to create a land bridge between Russia and Crimea …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Rebels in Ukraine feared to be zeroing in on Mariupol — which could give them a land bridge to Russia
    Feb20

    Rebels in Ukraine feared to be zeroing in on Mariupol — which could give them a land bridge to Russia

    KYIV, Ukraine — Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a ceasefire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. The report, which came a day after the Russian-backed rebels captured the key rail hub of...

    Rebels, Ukraine trade accusations of fighting, despite ceasefire
    Feb20

    Rebels, Ukraine trade accusations of fighting, despite ceasefire

    The Ukrainian government and the separatist rebels blamed each other Friday for violating a fragile ceasefire dozens of times, sparking fears of wider hostilities in war-torn eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    RFE/RL Video Roundup – Feb. 20
    Feb20

    RFE/RL Video Roundup – Feb. 20

    Pro-Russian, separatists consolidate their positions in eastern Ukraine, Armenian workers demand unpaid back wages, and Tajikistan destroys seized narcotics, plus news from Pakistan. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting still rages in east Ukraine despite cease-fire
    Feb20

    Fighting still rages in east Ukraine despite cease-fire

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: USA...

    Fighting still rages in east Ukraine despite cease-fire
    Feb20

    Fighting still rages in east Ukraine despite cease-fire

    The Ukrainian government and the separatist rebels blamed each other Friday for violating a fragile cease-fire dozens of times, sparking fears of wider hostilities in war-torn eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Merkel, Hollande Call For Ukraine Cease-Fire To Be Observed
    Feb20

    Merkel, Hollande Call For Ukraine Cease-Fire To Be Observed

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angelor Merkel addressed the Ukraine crisis at a meeting in Paris on February 20. The two leaders called on both sides to fully implement a cease-fire agreement and the commitments made at the September 2014 summit in Minsk. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Britain and E.U. ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Ukraine Crisis, Lawmakers’ Report Says
    Feb20

    Britain and E.U. ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Ukraine Crisis, Lawmakers’ Report Says

    An analytical failure and “glaring absence of political oversight” was compounded by a decline in Russia expertise and analysis, the report said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Hero’s welcome: Ukraine soldiers escape hell for home
    Feb20

    Hero’s welcome: Ukraine soldiers escape hell for home

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