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    Ukraine says rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine says rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago. Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh said Friday that the village of Kurakhovo, west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, was hit by fire from Grad rockets...

    Unrest, Shortages Mark Anniversary of Ukraine Protests
    Feb20

    Unrest, Shortages Mark Anniversary of Ukraine Protests

    Ukrainians are marking the first anniversary of Kyiv protests that led to the ouster of a pro-Russian president and subsequent fighting in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east. After more than 5,600 deaths and much destruction, the country continues to suffer from a political and economic crisis. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports. …read...

    Ukrainian soldiers retreat in chaos
    Feb20

    Ukrainian soldiers retreat in chaos

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — As violence continued to plague eastern Ukraine on Thursday, demoralized Ukrainian soldiers straggled into the town of Artemivsk, griping about incompetent leadership and recounting desperate conditions and gruesome killing as they beat a haphazard retreat from the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?
    Feb20

    Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?

    Last week’s Minsk agreement, by which France and Germany in effect codified the cession to Russia of Kiev’s sovereignty over southeastern Ukraine, has temporarily taken the issue of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine off the table and thus off the conscience of the West. But the question whether the United States and its allies...

    Ban Ki-moon on preventing terrorism by protecting human rights
    Feb20

    Ban Ki-moon on preventing terrorism by protecting human rights

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    Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?
    Feb20

    Sanctions Imposed on the U.S.?

    A Spanish satirical drawing published in La Campana de Gràcia (1896), criticizing U.S. behavior regarding Cuba. Text below reads: “Keep the island so it won’t get lost.” Another year, another set of coups that we can expect to be administered by the West. This year, it is all beginning in February. First the onslaught against Argentina and...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Pro-Russia rebels walk in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-ba… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada
    Feb20

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada

    The breakdown of the ceasefire in Ukraine prompted one prominent German lawmaker to suggest it would undermine his country’s opposition to arming the Ukrainian military. “We will no longer be able to stop weapons deliveries from the U.S. and Canada,” said Karl-Georg Wellman, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic...

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town
    Feb20

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town

    Pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of the important railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt
    Feb20

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Lingering hopes for a Ukraine cease-fire appeared in danger of slipping away Thursday as fighting flared along a front stretching from a railway hub seized by pro-Moscow rebels to a strategic port that could be their next target. The anticipation of more war — rather than a peace deal reached last week — has pushed...