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    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Says Group of Servicemen Taken Prisoner in Besieged Town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine Says Group of Servicemen Taken Prisoner in Besieged Town of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. But, in the same statement, the ministry denied reports by the Russian media and separatists...

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve

    The Ukrainian defense ministry says a group of its soldiers has been ambushed and taken prisoner in the town that is the epicenter of fighting with separatists. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic
    Feb17

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic

    Russian prosecutors called on Tuesday for Kremlin critic and protest leader Alexei Navalny be jailed for 10 years as they appealed against a suspended sentence he received last year in a theft case, arguing it was “too soft.” Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted last year of stealing 30 million rubles — nearly $500,000 at the...

    THE US @NEW WORLD ORDER: WHY UKRAINE IS NOT A NATIONAL INTEREST PRIORITY & ISIS IS
    Feb17

    THE US @NEW WORLD ORDER: WHY UKRAINE IS NOT A NATIONAL INTEREST PRIORITY & ISIS IS

    As in the US the attention is focused on the ceasefire in Ukraine, many still insist it shall be armed by the West. On the contrary, the international community should be consistent in pressing both parties for a quick, compromise solution, necessarily including a high degree of autonomy for Eastern Ukraine. More pressing problems in fact require...

    Ukraine slams separatist rebels for violating truce after town seized
    Feb17

    Ukraine slams separatist rebels for violating truce after town seized

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – The Ukrainian defence ministry says a group of its soldiers has been ambushed and taken prisoner in the town that is the epicenter of fighting with separatists. However, the ministry on Tuesday denied rebel claims that they have seized control of Debaltseve where Ukrainian forces have been under siege. The ministry said street...

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb17

    Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under the cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia,...

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense
    Feb17

    Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, although continued fighting over a bitterly contested railway hub is threatening to upend the delicate settlement. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, who last week brokered a deal to try to end the conflict that has...

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Feb17

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal

    VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cautiously optimistic about Thursday’s ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia, saying he’ll remain skeptical until Russia honours its end of the bargain. The peace deal was hammered out following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in...

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce
    Feb17

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce

    Destroyed Ukrainian military armored vehicles are seen on the northern outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Feb. 17. Despite a ceasefire, which began on Sunday, artillery shelling was heard in the nearby town of Debaltseve. Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images A ceasefire imposed Saturday night on Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists was...