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Feb 8, 2015

Leaders scramble to avert “dramatic spiral” in Ukraine

MUNICH, Feb 8 (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Ukraine,
Germany and France 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.

The four leaders held a call on Sunday, two days after
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande
travelled to Moscow for talks with Putin that produced no
breakthrough in the nearly year-long conflict that has claimed
over 5,000 lives.

Feb 7, 2015

Merkel defends Ukraine arms stance in face of U.S. criticism

MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress.

The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic consensus on how to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over a deepening conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,000.

Feb 7, 2015
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