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    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...

    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...

    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:...

    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:...

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached
    Feb12

    Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire Deal Reached

    After a marathon peace-talk session in Minski, Belarus, leaders said a cease-fire deal had been reached in eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Cease-fire agreement reached for Ukraine
    Feb12

    Cease-fire agreement reached for Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed on a cease-fire today to stem the conflict that’s devastated eastern Ukraine and triggered the worst crisis in more than 20 years between Russia and its former Cold War foes. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    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:...

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine and Russia agree to a ceasefire; Obama’s Islamic State fight pits him against Democrats; Ebola’s death toll could have been much higher; and much more from around the world.
    Feb12

    FP’s Situation Report: Ukraine and Russia agree to a ceasefire; Obama’s Islamic State fight pits him against Democrats; Ebola’s death toll could have been much higher; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat A ceasefire is reached in Ukraine. European leaders announced a deal that requires both sides to remove heavy weaponry from the front lines. But it’s not clear whether the agreement would create a lasting end to the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The Washington...

    IMF, Ukraine Agree To $17.5 Billion Deal
    Feb12

    IMF, Ukraine Agree To $17.5 Billion Deal

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says a new multibillion-dollar aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) requires “very difficult” reforms to fight corruption, overhaul the energy sector, cut spending, and reduce bureaucracy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia agree to peace deal
    Feb12

    Ukraine, Russia agree to peace deal

    German, French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders reached an agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, negotiators said early Thursday, according to multiple reports.A ceasefire is set to go into effect on Sunday, participants said after marathon… …read more Source: The...