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Section: Otago Daily Times (New Zealand)

      Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire
      Feb16

      Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire

      Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Fight for territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire
      Feb14

      Fight for territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire

      The Ukrainian military said there was no let-up in a pro-Russian rebel offensive in east Ukraine with separatist forces trying to seize more territory before a ceasefire comes into force at midnight. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      “Glimmer of hope” for Ukraine after deal at Minsk summit
      Feb12

      “Glimmer of hope” for Ukraine after deal at Minsk summit

      Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal that offers a “glimmer of hope” for an end to fighting in eastern Ukraine after marathon overnight talks. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Ukraine peace talks begin, overshadowed by fighting
      Feb11

      Ukraine peace talks begin, overshadowed by fighting

      The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Obama still weighing call on Ukraine arms
      Feb10

      Obama still weighing call on Ukraine arms

      US President Barack Obama has signalled he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine
      Feb08

      Scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in Ukraine

      The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      German, French leaders in Kremlin for tense Ukraine talks
      Feb06

      German, French leaders in Kremlin for tense Ukraine talks

      The leaders of France and Germany flew to Moscow on Friday in a last-ditch effort to negotiate a peace deal for Ukraine, but expectations of a breakthrough were low after gains on the battlefield by pro-Russian rebels. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Death toll mounts in Ukraine after peace talks fail
      Feb01

      Death toll mounts in Ukraine after peace talks fail

      Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse of peace talks, Kiev authorities said. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east
      Jan30

      Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

      Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

      East Ukrainian city of Mariupol shelled – officials
      Jan24

      East Ukrainian city of Mariupol shelled – officials

      Ten people were killed in shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, the head of the Kiev-controlled Donetsk regional police said. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...