Ukraine

Ukraine on the edge again

Print edition : March 20, 2015

Russia-backed rebels in Debaltseve, Ukraine, on February 20, two days after they captured the embattled rail hub. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP

A column of Ukrainian forces near Artemivsk in the Donetsk region on February 20. Photo: ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP

Presidents Vladimir Putin (Russia), Francois Hollande (France), and Petro Poroshenko (Ukraine) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, on February 11. Photo: VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

With the failure of the two warring sides to honour the Minsk ceasefire agreements, the civil war in Ukraine is threatening to escalate into a bigger conflict involving Russia and the U.S.
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