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    Ukraine fighting rages despite bid to revive ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine fighting rages despite bid to revive ceasefire

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. …read more Source:...

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics
    Feb19

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics

    London — There is a “real and present danger” that Vladimir Putin will launch a campaign of undercover attacks to destabilize the Baltic states now that a cease-fire has been reached in Ukraine, the U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned. Fallon said the Russian president may try to test NATO’s resolve with the same Kremlin-backed...

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve
    Feb19

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve

    Kiev (AFP) – More than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve, Ukraine’s army said Thursday. The Ukrainian military said that it had mobilised “certain forces” to search for the missing and asked observers from the Organization for Security and...

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France Urge Truce Compliance, Condemn Breaches
    Feb19

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France Urge Truce Compliance, Condemn Breaches

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source:...

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town
    Feb19

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town

    Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. The mood was celebratory, with fighters laughing, hugging each other and posing for photos. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A top EU official says the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor a cease-fire in Ukraine but is undecided whether to commit troops to a proposed U.N.-mandated peacekeeping mission. Maciej Popowski, deputy secretary general for EU’s External Action Service, said Thursday the EU “there...

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics
    Feb19

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense minister has said Russia poses a “real and present danger” to European security, as Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to escort Russian warplanes off the British coast. The Ministry of Defense said Thursday that RAF Typhoon jets escorted two Russian bombers away from British airspace after they approached...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

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    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire …read more Source: ABC...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Here’s what you need to know. Greece asked for more time, but Germany said no. Greece requested a 6-month loan extension from the Eurogroup so that it could have more time to secure a longer-term bailout financing deal as the current deal’s February 28 deadline approaches. But according to multiple reports, Germany has refused. And so...