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    Ukraine Military Says Russian Tanks, Missile Systems Cross Border
    Feb20

    Ukraine Military Says Russian Tanks, Missile Systems Cross Border

    Ukraine’s military said on Friday more than 20 Russian tanks, 10 missile systems and bus-loads of fighters had crossed Ukraine’s border and headed towards Novoazovsk, a rebel-held town east of the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders hold out sanctions threat for parties breaching Ukraine accord
    Feb20

    EU leaders hold out sanctions threat for parties breaching Ukraine accord

    The ceasefire was supposed to take effect five days ago, but fighting in some areas of eastern Ukraine has continued. …read more Source: Global...

    Pope Francis Calls For Ukraine’s Ceasefire To Be Respected
    Feb20

    Pope Francis Calls For Ukraine’s Ceasefire To Be Respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more tanks. Francis delivered the plea for peace Friday during a meeting with Ukrainian bishops visiting Rome. He...

    AP PHOTOS: A year after Ukraine’s Maidan protests in Kiev
    Feb20

    AP PHOTOS: A year after Ukraine’s Maidan protests in Kiev

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    ‘They Would Have Turned Us Into Ground Meat’
    Feb20

    ‘They Would Have Turned Us Into Ground Meat’

    Ukrainian government troops say they came under heavy fire in recent days as they retreated from the town of Debaltseve, now under the control of pro-Russian separatists. On February 19, some soldiers said that they did not receive the strategic support they were promised. The troops are now digging trenches outside the town of Artemivsk and are...

    France, Germany hold out sanctions if Ukraine accords break
    Feb20

    France, Germany hold out sanctions if Ukraine accords break

    President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for respect for the cease-fire and withdrawal of heavy arms during a joint news conference on Friday. The two heads of state, along with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia, signed accords on Feb. 12 in a last-ditch effort to stabilize and bring peace to Ukraine — starting with...

    ‘Sleepwalking’ U.K., EU misjudged Ukraine crisis, says report
    Feb20

    ‘Sleepwalking’ U.K., EU misjudged Ukraine crisis, says report

    The House of Lords’ EU Committee said it found a “catastrophic misreading” of mood by Europe ahead of the standoff with Russia. …read more Source: Toronto...

    AP PHOTOS: A year after Ukraine’s Maidan protests in Kiev
    Feb20

    AP PHOTOS: A year after Ukraine’s Maidan protests in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The “Heavenly Hundred” is what Ukrainians in Kiev call those who died during months of anti-government protests in 2013-14. The grisliest day was a year ago Friday – Feb. 20, 2014 – when sniper fire tore through crowds on the capital’s main square, killing more than 50 people…....

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine
    Feb20

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine/KIEV – Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what could be the next key battlefront. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    AP PHOTOS: A Year After Ukraine’s Maidan Protests in Kiev
    Feb20

    AP PHOTOS: A Year After Ukraine’s Maidan Protests in Kiev

    AP PHOTOS: A year after Ukraine’s bloody Maidan protests, a look at Kiev, then and now …read more Source: ABC...