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Belarus activists risk the wrath of Lukashenko over flag

In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…

In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…

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Ukraine will observe Donbass ceasefire, says German FM

Ukraine guarantees to observe a ceasefire in the country’s war-torn eastern region of Donbass for at least seven days, according to Germany’s foreign minister who made the announcement after a meeting

Ukraine guarantees to observe a ceasefire in the country’s war-torn eastern region of Donbass for at least seven days, according to Germany’s foreign minister who made the announcement after a meeting

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Work 'urgently needed' to resolve Ukraine crisis - German FM

The German foreign minister has voiced his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of progress in resolving the conflict in the war-torn east of Ukraine, saying that progress was urgently…

The German foreign minister has voiced his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of progress in resolving the conflict in the war-torn east of Ukraine, saying that progress was urgently…

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Italy declines to back extension of EU sanctions on Russia

Italy has refused to back an expected six-month extension of EU economic sanctions against Russia. It comes as a surprise to officials in Brussels as

Italy has refused to back an expected six-month extension of EU economic sanctions against Russia. It comes as a surprise to officials in Brussels as

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US urges Ukraine to cut 'cancer of corruption'

America is urging Ukraine to cut what it describes as the “cancer of corruption.” During a visit to the country, US Vice President Joe Biden said the

America is urging Ukraine to cut what it describes as the “cancer of corruption.” During a visit to the country, US Vice President Joe Biden said the

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Ukraine asks Europe for more help to support Minsk accords

With no sign improvement of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko is continuing his diplomatic tour of Europe to call

With no sign improvement of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko is continuing his diplomatic tour of Europe to call

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Ukraine risks resurgence of fighting

While fighting has started up again in eastern Ukraine, Sloviansk seems to have calmed down. Swiss RSI. In Donetsk, there has been new fighting in

While fighting has started up again in eastern Ukraine, Sloviansk seems to have calmed down. Swiss RSI. In Donetsk, there has been new fighting in

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G7 leaders discuss Ukraine, climate change and the threat from radical extremism at Germany summit

The first working day of the G7 summit in Germany has led to some financial pledges and firm commitments. Climate change and the threat posed by radical extremism were discussed by the leaders of the

The first working day of the G7 summit in Germany has led to some financial pledges and firm commitments. Climate change and the threat posed by radical extremism were discussed by the leaders of the

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Russia says G7 "held hostage" by Ukrainian government

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine deliberately escalated fighting in the east of the country ahead of the G7 Summit taking place in

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine deliberately escalated fighting in the east of the country ahead of the G7 Summit taking place in

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Conflict not in our interests, says Ukraine rebel leader

The head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin has told euronews that his separatist movement remains committed to the Minsk peace agreement, despite ongoing ceasefire violations.

The head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin has told euronews that his separatist movement remains committed to the Minsk peace agreement, despite ongoing ceasefire violations.

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UN adopts Russian-drafted resolution on Ukraine crisis

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal

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Locals brace for Ukraine troops to take back Vuhlehirsk

Ten kilometers from Debaltseve lies the small town of Vuhlehirsk captured by rebels earlier this month. Local residents now believe the Ukrainian

Ten kilometers from Debaltseve lies the small town of Vuhlehirsk captured by rebels earlier this month. Local residents now believe the Ukrainian

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Strategic Ukrainian towns fall silent at midnight

Ahead of the ceasefire, at least two buildings in the town of Artemivsk were shelled resulting in fires that took hours to put out. Debaltseve, a strategic rail hub, has also seen fierce fighting in r

Ahead of the ceasefire, at least two buildings in the town of Artemivsk were shelled resulting in fires that took hours to put out. Debaltseve, a strategic rail hub, has also seen fierce fighting in r

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Clashes in east of Ukraine as ceasefire deadline nears

Mobilised and caught in the conflict in what is supposed to be the countdown to the guns falling silent in the east of Ukraine. Government forces in

Mobilised and caught in the conflict in what is supposed to be the countdown to the guns falling silent in the east of Ukraine. Government forces in

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Breakthrough in Minsk as leaders agree to ceasefire deal on Ukraine

A breakthrough in Minsk as Putin announces a ceasefire deal following marathon talks to end the fighting in east Ukraine. The Russian president said

A breakthrough in Minsk as Putin announces a ceasefire deal following marathon talks to end the fighting in east Ukraine. The Russian president said

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Putin to travel to Minsk talks raising hopes of a deal over Ukraine

President Putin has confirmed he is travelling to Minsk for crucial peace talks with Ukrainian, French and German leaders. The presence of the

President Putin has confirmed he is travelling to Minsk for crucial peace talks with Ukrainian, French and German leaders. The presence of the

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Peace talks in Minsk get underway as fighting in Ukraine continues

Members of the Contact group on the Ukraine crisis left a meeting on the eve of today’s four-way peace summit dashing hopes of a preliminary a

Members of the Contact group on the Ukraine crisis left a meeting on the eve of today’s four-way peace summit dashing hopes of a preliminary a

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Ukraine peace talks in Minsk: 'A chance that cannot be missed'

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has told MEPs in Strasbourg that Wednesday’s Ukraine peace talks represent “a chance

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has told MEPs in Strasbourg that Wednesday’s Ukraine peace talks represent “a chance

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'Ceasefire deal' reported for eastern Ukraine

A ceasefire deal has reportedly been reached for eastern Ukraine as diplomatic efforts intensify ahead of a leaders’ summit in Belarus

A ceasefire deal has reportedly been reached for eastern Ukraine as diplomatic efforts intensify ahead of a leaders’ summit in Belarus

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Little optimism ahead of Ukraine peace talks in Minsk

Last year’s Minsk agreement failed to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and there is little reason for optimism about the latest peace talks in the

Last year’s Minsk agreement failed to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and there is little reason for optimism about the latest peace talks in the

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Heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine forces civilians to flee

There has been no let-up in fighting around the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Locals are being encouraged to abandon the areas of fiercest

There has been no let-up in fighting around the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Locals are being encouraged to abandon the areas of fiercest

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UN Security Council fears 'total war' in Ukraine

An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday night ended with the body declaring it was “very worried about the risk of a resumption

An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday night ended with the body declaring it was “very worried about the risk of a resumption

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Ukrainian army and rebel troops pull back to create buffer zone

In eastern Ukraine, government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing from frontline positions, according to Ukranian officials. It

In eastern Ukraine, government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing from frontline positions, according to Ukranian officials. It

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Ukraine crisis: ceasefire agreed between Kyiv and rebels

Europe’s OSCE security watchdog has announced that Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement. Ukraine’s President Petro

Europe’s OSCE security watchdog has announced that Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement. Ukraine’s President Petro

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Residents of Donetsk hopeful but doubtful of ceasefire in Ukraine

People in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the ceasefire talks being held in the Belarus

People in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the ceasefire talks being held in the Belarus