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    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force
    Feb15

    Ukraine ceasefire comes into force

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A ceasefire agreed between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels came into force Sunday, the first step in a fragile peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of conflict in east Ukraine.The truce officially started at midnight Ukraine time (2200 GMT on Saturday) but surging fighting in the run-up to the ceasefire has...

    Cease-Fire Period Begins In Ukraine
    Feb15

    Cease-Fire Period Begins In Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The cease-fire period for the fighting in Ukraine has begun, but there are no immediate indications of whether either side in the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people is observing it. Under an agreement struck last week, both Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels were to hold their fire as of one...

    Cease-fire period begins in Ukraine
    Feb15

    Cease-fire period begins in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol say an array of artillery attacks hit areas near the city during the morning, as the deadline for a cease-fire creeps closer. The city’s press service reported a half-dozen rocket and mortar attacks on outlying areas Saturday morning. There was no immediate information on...

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany
    Feb15

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire. …read more Source: U.S....

    Merkel, Hollande consult with Putin ahead of cease-fire
    Feb15

    Merkel, Hollande consult with Putin ahead of cease-fire

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    Merkel, Hollande consult with Putin ahead of cease-fire
    Feb15

    Merkel, Hollande consult with Putin ahead of cease-fire

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the German and French leaders have spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin and have stressed that a planned cease-fire in Ukraine must be adhered to fully by all involved. …read more Source: U.S....

    Cease-Fire Period Begins for Ukraine War Against Russia-Backed Rebels That Has Killed 5,300
    Feb15

    Cease-Fire Period Begins for Ukraine War Against Russia-Backed Rebels That Has Killed 5,300

    Cease-fire period begins for Ukraine war against Russia-backed rebels that has killed 5,300 …read more Source: ABC...

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany
    Feb15

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany
    Feb15

    Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Deadly attacks continue in eastern Ukraine in hours before cease-fire
    Feb15

    Deadly attacks continue in eastern Ukraine in hours before cease-fire

    Lethal shelling continued to rock towns in war-torn eastern Ukraine late Saturday, as the hours ticked down toward a Sunday cease-fire. …read more Source: Los Angeles...