Fresh soldier deaths rattles Ukraine truce

February 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Fresh soldier deaths rattles Ukraine truce

Ukraine said on Friday three soldiers had been killed, the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn east, as a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels appeared to gain some traction with an apparent weapons pull-back. Isolated skirmishes highlighted the fragile situation as the UN discussed the conflict exactly one year after Russia and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine sparked the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War. A year on, the West is hoping the UN-backed truce deal negotiated by Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France in Minsk earlier this month can prevent a further escalation.


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