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    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce
    Feb19

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the U.N. to intervene in his country’s escalating internal crisis on Wednesday, asking for peacekeeping forces to be deployed to enforce a cease-fire he claims is being violated by pro-Russian rebels. Poroshenko said the peacekeepers would help maintain security “in a situation where the...

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Wednesday for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush
    Feb19

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush

    In an attempt to distance himself from his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush found vagueness was a virtue when he went before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday to deliver what was billed as a major foreign-policy address. Bush presented a somewhat hawkish vision of America’s role in the world — decrying cuts to defense...

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat
    Feb19

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat

    Ukrainian troops held out in the encircled town for three days before the government pulled them out on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds
    Feb19

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of the besieged town of Debaltseve on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels advanced despite a cease-fire agreed upon last week. The strategic town was the site of intense bombardment by rebel forces, and clashes left at least 22 Ukrainian soldiers dead in the past few days, according to Reuters. On Wednesday, President...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. …read more...

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine
    Feb19

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Roman has been dodging the draft for almost a month now. A longtime political activist and accountant in Lviv, in western Ukraine, he no longer lives where he’s registered at his parents’ house in a small village outside the city, so he wasn’t there when the local draft board tried to serve him notice on Jan. 16....

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?
    Feb18

    If Jeb Bush Isn’t George W. Bush, Who Is He?

    Jason Reed/Reuters When people say that Jeb Bush has a name problem, they often mean that he has a foreign-policy problem—his association with his older brother’s much-maligned stewardship of global affairs. On Wednesday afternoon, he made his first move in trying to solve that problem. Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs,...

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit
    Feb18

    FSB Head To Attend Obama Antiextremism Summit

    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), will be part of a Russian delegation at the Obama administration’s antiextremism conference in Washington. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...