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    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce

    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: The Toronto...

    Ukraine retreats from key town
    Feb19

    Ukraine retreats from key town

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany spoke Thursday by phone in an apparent attempt to shore up a ceasefire deal shaken by Ukraine’s forced retreat from a key town. …read more Source:...

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town
    Feb19

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday that more than 90 per cent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings. (Feb. 19) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers

    Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and another 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers

    Russia has dismissed Ukraine’s calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers to enforce a shaky cease-fire deal in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    In this late Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko sought to portray the fall of Debaltseve in a positive light, saying the p… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages
    Feb19

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — 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. Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around half of the town that...

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?
    Feb19

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

    Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in a remote area of Utah wilderness. He’d run out of food, water, and time. What he did have was a utility knife. You can imagine the rest (or you...

    UK defense chief says NATO must be ready because Russia poses threat to Baltics
    Feb19

    UK defense chief says NATO must be ready because Russia poses threat to Baltics

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense minister says Russia poses a “real and present danger” to European security. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon’s comments come after Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers away from British airspace after they approached the coast of southwest England on Wednesday. Prime...

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    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. …read more Source: FOX...