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    Beneath Ukraine’s Front Lines
    Feb12

    Beneath Ukraine’s Front Lines

    Half a mile below the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, the team of coal miners didn’t hear the impact of the mortar that nearly killed them on Nov. 22. The projectile struck the shed that houses the mine’s electrical circuits, shutting down the ventilation system and the elevator in the mine’s deepest shaft. … …read more...

    Ukrainian Jews catiously optimistic on Russia-brokered ceasefire
    Feb12

    Ukrainian Jews catiously optimistic on Russia-brokered ceasefire

    (JTA) — Leaders of Ukrainian Jewry reacted with cautious optimism to news that Russia and Ukraine have worked out an agreement designed to bring about a ceasefire along their border. Yaakov Dov Bleich, a chief rabbi of Ukraine, said he was “hoping for the best while remaining prepared for the worst” following statements by Russian President...

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine
    Feb12

    IMF Agrees to $17.5 Billion Bailout for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed on a new $17.5 billion bailout deal for Ukraine to help stabilize the country’s finances. The four-year deal could include as much as $40 billion in funding when combined with money from other lenders, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said. Ukraine’s cash-strapped government struggled for...

    European markets are on fire
    Feb12

    European markets are on fire

    European markets are on fire Thursday, on the news of a peace deal to end fighting in Ukraine. Here’s how the major indices were performing today at 12 p.m GMT (6 a.m. ET): The ceasefire agreement, hashed out late Wednesday by leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine, follows an announcement from the International Monetary Fund that...

    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal
    Feb12

    Marathon Ukraine talks end with peace deal

    MINSK, Belarus – Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east for control of the Russian border by the end of the year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and GermanyThe deal was full of potential...

    Ukraine Peace Deal Calls for Military Buffer Zone, Elections
    Feb12

    Ukraine Peace Deal Calls for Military Buffer Zone, Elections

    The Ukrainian peace accord struck Thursday in Belarus stems from one simple demand: an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that’s killed thousands of people.Beyond that, the agreement hammered out in Minsk by the leaders of Ukraine,… …read more Source:...

    Overnight deal achieves ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    Overnight deal achieves ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    All-night negotiations led to an announcement early this morning that a ceasefire agreement has been reached in eastern Ukraine. Germany and France brokered the deal between Russia and Ukraine. That doesn’t mean the Russians are packing up and heading home, but at least it means the shooting will come to a halt for now while the principles...

    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?
    Feb12

    After marathon talks, a peace deal to end the 10-month war in eastern Ukraine — but will it take hold?

    MINSK, Belarus — Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms. Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the agreement envisages...

    The Ticking Time Bomb in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire
    Feb12

    The Ticking Time Bomb in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire

    The cease-fire deal reached in Minsk is a shaky compromise. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reached, Along With $40 Billion Aid Deal
    Feb12

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Reached, Along With $40 Billion Aid Deal

    A new cease-fire is set to begin on Feb. 15 in eastern Ukraine, in a deal after 16 hours of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. The deal calls for the removal of heavy weapons.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...