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    Rebels Fighting For More Territory Ahead Of Ukraine Ceasefire: Kiev Military
    Feb14

    Rebels Fighting For More Territory Ahead Of Ukraine Ceasefire: Kiev Military

    (Reuters) – Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as separatist rebels tried to seize more territory before a ceasefire takes effect at midnight, the Ukrainian military said. The truce envisages the creation of a neutral “buffer zone” and withdrawal of heavy weapons responsible for many of the 5,000 casualties in a...

    Ukraine Clashes Continue Ahead of Cease-Fire
    Feb14

    Ukraine Clashes Continue Ahead of Cease-Fire

    Violence continued between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists, less than half a day before a cease-fire brokered by European leaders was due to come into effect Sunday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev military
    Feb14

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev military

    Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as separatist rebels tried to seize more territory before a ceasefire takes effect at midnight, the Ukrainian military said. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine fighting persists ahead of cease-fire deadline
    Feb14

    Ukraine fighting persists ahead of cease-fire deadline

    Fighting continued hours before a cease-fire was to take effect. …read more Source: USA...

    Fighting In Ukraine Appears Untouched By Peace Deals And Cease-Fires
    Feb14

    Fighting In Ukraine Appears Untouched By Peace Deals And Cease-Fires

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal and a cease-fire set to begin Sunday. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times from Donetsk.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    This is the next-generation military hardware Russia is buying with its surging military budget
    Feb14

    This is the next-generation military hardware Russia is buying with its surging military budget

    Russia may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but the country’s defence budget is surging. Military spending is set to rise by an astonishing 33% this year, according to the Associated Press. That follows double-digit percentage increases in previous years, and will make it Russia’s highest defence budget ever, running to 4.2% of...

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb14

    Rebels fighting for more territory ahead of Ukraine ceasefire

    Escalating fighting threatens to eclipse another truce …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Shelling Continues In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Truce
    Feb14

    Shelling Continues In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Truce

    A cease-fire deal forged earlier this week in Minsk is set to go into effect at midnight Ukraine time, but skepticism abounds over the deal, the second in six months.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Fighting Rages In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Ceasefire
    Feb14

    Fighting Rages In Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of Ceasefire

    Deadly fighting continues to rage in eastern Ukraine, hours before a cease-fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces is due to take effect. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Fighting Rages Ahead of Ceasefire
    Feb14

    Ukraine Fighting Rages Ahead of Ceasefire

    Ferocious fighting raged in Ukraine on Saturday, threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fueling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began. …read more Source:...