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    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve

    Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry said Tuesday …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015
    Feb17

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists said they would not carry out an agreement to pull back heavy guns in east Ukraine on Tuesday, pushing a shaky peace deal closer to collapse. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry said Tuesday, but denied rebel claims that they have seized control of the key transportation hub. The ministry said street fighting continued in Debaltseve, which has been the epicentre of fighting in the past two...

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Two: Rebels ambush troops, demand surrender in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Two: Rebels ambush troops, demand surrender in Debaltseve

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry said Tuesday, but denied rebel claims that they have seized control of the key transportation hub. The ministry said street fighting continued in Debaltseve, which has been the epicentre of fighting in the past two...

    Fighting ruins Ukraine truce in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Fighting ruins Ukraine truce in Debaltseve

    Ed AdamczykDEBALTSEVE , Ukraine, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Intense fighting in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Tuesday stands in contrast to general respect for a cease-fire arranged last week. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Military In Dire Situation As Rebels Close In On Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine Military In Dire Situation As Rebels Close In On Debaltseve

    Ukrainian government troops trapped in the strategic city of Debaltseve are facing an increasingly dire situation as pro-Russian rebels advance on the city, despite a ceasefire n effect since the weekend. Yuriy Sinkovsky, the deputy commander of Ukraine’s 40th Battalion, told an Ukrainian news source that the situation is “critical...

    Ukraine Rebels Ignore Ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukraine Rebels Ignore Ceasefire

    Despite a ceasefire that went into effect Sunday, separatists in the Ukrainian region of Debaltseve continue to shell soldiers in an attempt to gain control of an important rail hub. Here are photos and video documenting recent activity in the area. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Despite Ukraine Cease-Fire, Battle for Railroad Town Continues
    Feb17

    Despite Ukraine Cease-Fire, Battle for Railroad Town Continues

    Both the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed militants said that their soldiers were engaging in pitched street battles in Debaltseve. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something
    Feb17

    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something

    There’s a bit of a boom on for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. The German press has been all worked up over the central role she’s played in trying to corral Russian President Vladimir Putin while simultaneously working to contain the fallout of the recent Greek election. Bild called her “The World Chancellor.”Britain’s...

    Why Putin — and Some of His Female Fans — Go Shirtless
    Feb17

    Why Putin — and Some of His Female Fans — Go Shirtless

    Putin subdues a Siberian tiger! Putin flies a jet fighter! Putin defeats opponents in martial arts! Putin fishes and rides horseback — shirtless! As Russian President Vladimir Putin consolidated power during his first three terms in office, the media regularly painted him as a macho superhero. The purpose of these displays is to represent...