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    Ukraine rebels claim weapons pullback begins
    Feb24

    Ukraine rebels claim weapons pullback begins

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan that aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists’ and Ukrainian forces’ artillery. The claim by Eduard Basurin, a top rebel commander, … …read...

    Gazprom threats to cut Ukrainian gas supplies
    Feb24

    Gazprom threats to cut Ukrainian gas supplies

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Russian energy company Gazprom said Tuesday it may halt natural gas deliveries to Ukraine within two days because of late payments. …read more Source: United Press...

    Poland’s Sikorski says Putin has ‘lost Ukraine’
    Feb24

    Poland’s Sikorski says Putin has ‘lost Ukraine’

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Parliament speaker says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support of separatists in eastern Ukraine has… …read more Source:...

    Poland’s Sikorski Says Putin Has ‘Lost Ukraine’
    Feb24

    Poland’s Sikorski Says Putin Has ‘Lost Ukraine’

    Poland’s Sikorski says Putin’s support of rebels is losing him the rest of Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Poland’s Sikorski says Putin’s support of rebels is losing him the rest of Ukraine
    Feb24

    Poland’s Sikorski says Putin’s support of rebels is losing him the rest of Ukraine

    Poland’s Parliament speaker says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support of separatists in eastern Ukraine has backfired on him by stoking greater Ukrainian nationalism elsewhere in the country. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Says Russian-Backed Rebels Still Attacking
    Feb24

    Ukraine Says Russian-Backed Rebels Still Attacking

    A Ukrainian military official says Russian-backed rebels have continued attacking government positions in violation of a cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian rebels claim they are beginning heavy weapons pullback
    Feb24

    Ukrainian rebels claim they are beginning heavy weapons pullback

    KIEV, Ukraine – Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan that aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists’ and Ukrainian forces’ artillery. The claim by Eduard Basurin, a top rebel commander, couldn’t immediately...

    Ukraine rebels claim to begin weapons pullback
    Feb24

    Ukraine rebels claim to begin weapons pullback

    The claim Tuesday by Eduard Basurin, a top rebel commander, could not immediately be confirmed. …read more Source: USA...

    EU’s Mogherini Says Ukraine Peace Deal Only Way Forward
    Feb24

    EU’s Mogherini Says Ukraine Peace Deal Only Way Forward

    A European-brokered ceasefire deal remains the only way to secure peace in Ukraine, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday. “We have to make it succeed. This is the only agreement that was signed by the parties, it has been supported by U.N. Security Council resolution, and it is the only way we...

    Ukraine conflict: Russia’s Vladimir Putin says war ‘unlikely’
    Feb24

    Ukraine conflict: Russia’s Vladimir Putin says war ‘unlikely’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is “unlikely”, in an interview for Russian television. Mr Putin also stressed his support for the recent Minsk ceasefire deal as the best way to stabilise eastern Ukraine. Ukraine says Russian troops have been fighting in Ukraine. Mr Putin repeated denials that this was the...