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    Russia asks UN Security Council for vote on Ukraine measure that endorses cease-fire agreement
    Feb17

    Russia asks UN Security Council for vote on Ukraine measure that endorses cease-fire agreement

    Russia is asking the U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia asks UN Security Council for vote on Ukraine measure
    Feb17

    Russia asks UN Security Council for vote on Ukraine measure

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia is asking the U.N. Security Council to vote Tuesday on a draft resolution endorsing the new cease-fire agreement on… …read more Source:...

    Three days into ‘cease-fire,’ up to 8,000 Ukrainian troops fighting rebels in the streets for railway hub
    Feb17

    Three days into ‘cease-fire,’ up to 8,000 Ukrainian troops fighting rebels in the streets for railway hub

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A battle for a railroad town in eastern Ukraine escalated sharply Tuesday, with both the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed militants saying that their soldiers were engaging in pitched street battles. By midday, the separatists said they had captured the town, Debaltseve, a separatist news agency reported. The Ukrainian...

    GOP senators fear 'dismemberment' of Ukraine in new siege
    Feb17

    GOP senators fear 'dismemberment' of Ukraine in new siege

    Two hawkish Republican senators on Tuesday blasted President Obama and foreign leaders for not taking a tougher stance on Ukraine, amid reports the latest ceasefire is unraveling.“The Chancellor of Germany and the President of France, with the… …read more Source: The...

    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 truce fades as fighting rages
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

    A gas pipeline explodes in eastern Ukraine as fighting rages between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists, pushing a fragile peace deal closer to collapse. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    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...