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    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics
    Feb19

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics

    London — There is a “real and present danger” that Vladimir Putin will launch a campaign of undercover attacks to destabilize the Baltic states now that a cease-fire has been reached in Ukraine, the U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned. Fallon said the Russian president may try to test NATO’s resolve with the same Kremlin-backed...

    U.K. Official: Putin A ‘Danger’ To Baltics As Russian Planes Buzz Britain
    Feb19

    U.K. Official: Putin A ‘Danger’ To Baltics As Russian Planes Buzz Britain

    British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says Russia poses a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia and NATO is preparing for possible attacks against the Baltic states. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France Urge Truce Compliance, Condemn Breaches
    Feb19

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France Urge Truce Compliance, Condemn Breaches

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call. …read more Source:...

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve
    Feb19

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve

    Kiev (AFP) – More than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve, Ukraine’s army said Thursday. The Ukrainian military said that it had mobilised “certain forces” to search for the missing and asked observers from the Organization for Security and...

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town
    Feb19

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — 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. Maciej Popowski, deputy secretary general for EU’s External Action Service, said Thursday the EU “there...

    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire …read more Source: ABC...

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics
    Feb19

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense minister has said Russia poses a “real and present danger” to European security, as Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to escort Russian warplanes off the British coast. The Ministry of Defense said Thursday that RAF Typhoon jets escorted two Russian bombers away from British airspace after they approached...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...