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    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:...

    Kyiv Calls For UN Peacekeepers After Rebel Take Key Town
    Feb19

    Kyiv Calls For UN Peacekeepers After Rebel Take Key Town

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shaky cease-fire deal in east Ukraine after a key town fell to pro-Russian rebels. Some 2,500 government troops … …read more Source: Big News...

    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...

    High Ukrainian casualties despite ceasefire
    Feb18

    High Ukrainian casualties despite ceasefire

    Twenty-two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and more than 150 were wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the railway junction of Debaltseve in the last few days, Interfax news agency quoted the armed forces general staff as saying on Wednesday (Thursday NZT). …read more Source:...

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops pull out of besieged flashpoint town

    Ukrainian troops have pulled out of a besieged flashpoint eastern town after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

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