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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...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are the 10 major stories you need to know in markets today. The ECB offered Greek banks more emergency assistance. The European Central Bank has extended its liquidity program for Greek banks by two weeks, according to a Dow Jones report via CNBC. According to CNBC, it is a “a roughly €68 billion ($77.63 billion),...

    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 battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety
    Feb19

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — 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 in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    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...

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire

    At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defense council approved Poroshenko’s request despite comment from pro-Russian rebels that it would breach a peace deal …read more Source: The Globe and...

    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:...

    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...

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    Unplugging Putin TV
    Feb19

    Unplugging Putin TV

    How to Beat Back the Kremlin Propaganda February 18, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...