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    Ukrainian forces withdraw from besieged Debaltseve
    Feb19

    Ukrainian forces withdraw from besieged Debaltseve

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – Government forces Wednesday started retreating from the strategic Debaltseve town in eastern Ukraine after massive assault by pro-Russian separatists despite a ceasefire … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape from pro-Russian rebels’ noose
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape from pro-Russian rebels’ noose

    When the order to retreat came over the radio, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for international peacekeeping mission

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian forces flee besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb19

    Ukrainian forces flee besieged town after rebel assault

    Ukraine has pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. …read more Source:...

    Russian spy chief to attend US meeting on fighting extremism
    Feb18

    Russian spy chief to attend US meeting on fighting extremism

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Despite U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, the head of the Russian spy and counterintelligence service will attend this week’s White House conference on countering extremist violence.The State Department says… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers (AFP)
    Feb18

    Ukraine president calls for international peacekeepers (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday called for a UN-mandated peacekeeping force to monitor a tattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Ragged but relieved, Ukrainian troops retreat from Debaltseve (AFP)
    Feb18

    Ragged but relieved, Ukrainian troops retreat from Debaltseve (AFP)

    Artemivsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Haggard but relieved after days of fierce fighting with pro-Russian rebels, Ukrainian soldiers on Wednesday retreated on foot and by truck from the battleground town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The West...

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine “damaged” not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine “damaged” not dead

    Germany condemned the seizure of a strategic east Ukrainian town by pro-Russian rebels as a “massive violation” of a ceasefire, but said it was too early to call the broader Misnk peace plan dead or ratchet up sanctions against Moscow. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

    Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    Ukraine troops defeated in key town
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops defeated in key town

    UKRAINIAN troops have withdrawn from the embattled town of Debaltseve after Russian-backed rebels seized control amid a ceasefire. …read more Source:...

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