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    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine
    Feb17

    Shaky ceasefire masks simmering aggression and deep distrust over Ukraine

    Since a ceasefire was declared on Sunday, the commander of one of the Ukrainian forces’ most well-known irregular battalions has been sitting in his office, monitoring the truce from a base just minutes from the front line. And it is making him itch. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town
    Feb17

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town

    Ukraine on Tuesday (Feb 17) accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town
    Feb17

    Ukraine says peace hopes ‘destroyed’ as rebels assault town

    SOLEDAR (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town and engaged thousands of troops there in intense combat.The hopes of the world for peace are being destroyed, the deputy head of...

    Rebel commander says separatists control 80% of Debaltseve in east Ukraine
    Feb17

    Rebel commander says separatists control 80% of Debaltseve in east Ukraine

    Senior rebel commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists had gained control of more than 80 per cent of the east Ukrainian transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been gripped by fighting despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine admits some troops surrounded in flashpoint town
    Feb17

    Ukraine admits some troops surrounded in flashpoint town

    KIEV – Some Ukrainian army units are surrounded in the flashpoint eastern town of Debaltseve where “fierce fighting” is going on, a military spokesman said late Tuesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. Two days after a truce went into effect, the agreement reached at all-night talks in the Belarussian...

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front
    Feb17

    Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front

    Ukrainian reserve officers, called up during the latest wave of mobilisation, take part in military exercises at an army training centre near the village of Desna, in the Chernigiv region -© AFP / by Dmytro Gorshkov DESNA (UKRAINE): Vitaliy Karpunets crawls under barbed wire before jumping over a smoking bonfire into a trench as he fires off his...

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews
    Feb17

    History, politics drive Israeli calls to Europe’s Jews

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is preparing and calling for mass immigration from Europe -© AFP / by Laurent Lozano JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jewish emigration after anti-Semitic attacks have riled European leaders but come as no surprise given Israel’s history as a refuge and a looming...

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    February 17, 2015 11:22 PMNIKISHINE, Ukraine (REUTERS) – Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says group of servicemen taken prisoner in besieged town of Debaltseve

    Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. But, in the same statement, the ministry denied reports by the Russian media and separatists that a large number...

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