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    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town
    Feb20

    Fighting Rages in Ukraine After Rebels Seize Key Town

    Pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of the important railway hub of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?
    Feb20

    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?

    At first glance, the pro-Russian rebels’ takeover of the railroad hub of Debaltseve this week, and reports of some shelling elsewhere, seem like a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement reached last week in Minsk. Yet Ukrainian troops’ orderly retreat from Debaltseve was the best possible outcome — and not just for the troops...

    Canadian jets destroyed Islamic State bomb factory on Friday: military
    Feb20

    Canadian jets destroyed Islamic State bomb factory on Friday: military

    OTTAWA – The military says Canadian CF-18 fighter jets conducted a single attack in Iraq last week, leading a coalition strike that destroyed a factory making improved explosive devices.Navy Capt. Paul Forget says the attack on Friday was a success.He says coalition air attacks and Iraqi ground efforts continue to degrade the operational...

    This One Paragraph Explains the (Partially Self-Inflicted) Tragedy of Ukraine
    Feb20

    This One Paragraph Explains the (Partially Self-Inflicted) Tragedy of Ukraine

    The situation in Ukraine right now is pretty grim. The European-brokered “ceasefire” is joke, even if the Obama administration continues to hold out hope. Russian separatists launched an offensive against the town of Debaltseve, forcing Ukrainian troops to retreat. The State Department, for its part, boldly affirmed the Ukrainian...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Rebel fighters hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town …read more Source:...

    Stephen Harper’s selective punishment of Vladimir Putin
    Feb20

    Stephen Harper’s selective punishment of Vladimir Putin

    Again this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more sanctions aimed at punishing Vladimir Putin and once again he threatened more if there are continued violations of a ceasefire in Ukraine. Further Russian escalation will result in further costs to the Russian economy, Harper said. Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson boasted Ottawa...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb20

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    Cossack fighters laugh, hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town …read more Source:...

    Ukraine gets Radarsat imagery while Canadian military faces shortage of data
    Feb20

    Ukraine gets Radarsat imagery while Canadian military faces shortage of data

    Canada’s military will be providing Ukraine with satellite imagery even though it’s facing a critical shortage when it comes to acquiring such surveillance data for its own use, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. The Conservative government received a request from the Ukrainians in September to provide the imagery from...

    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”
    Feb20

    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”

    Despite bitter differences over the fate of Syria and Ukraine, the United States and Russia still agree on one thing: The need to confront violent Islamic extremists from North Africa to the Middle East. But forging a coordinated strategy for combating the scourge has been complicated by the deteriorating state of relations between the Cold War...