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    Docile Washington stands aside as Russia sets up puppet state in Ukraine
    Feb19

    Docile Washington stands aside as Russia sets up puppet state in Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin’s latest victory in Ukraine is turning into a rout. Having already induced Western leaders to endorse a peace plan that virtually guarantees continued Russian control over parts of two provinces, the Russian ruler ordered a large Ukrainian force holding Debaltseve, a key crossroads in the region, to surrender. His forces,...

    Cossack soldiers roam the streets after army retreats from Ukrainian town
    Feb19

    Cossack soldiers roam the streets after army retreats from Ukrainian town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – 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. Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half of the key rail...

    Say It Ain’t So, Phil
    Feb19

    Say It Ain’t So, Phil

    A visiting delegation from Ukraine recently provided the office of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) with photographs that purported to show Russian units operating in Ukraine. Some of the images were published in the Washington Free Beacon — and then all hell broke loose. It didn’t take long for someone (in this case, Dan Trombly) to do a...

    Photos Feb 19: Top images from around the world
    Feb19

    Photos Feb 19: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. A man selling food for pigeons sits in a cubicle, near Yeni Cami, in Istanbul, Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at the view out of a window, during a visit to reopen...

    All the other places Russia would be able to trigger a crisis in
    Feb19

    All the other places Russia would be able to trigger a crisis in

    Although the world’s attention is focused on the eastern Ukrainian steppe of the Donbass, where a frail ceasefire seems to have collapsed after Russian separatists took control of the key railway town of Debaltseve, there are many other places where the Russian bear might set its eyes sooner or later. Russian interests abroad tend to fall...

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb19

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. …read more Source:...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions over the crisis in Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military
    Feb19

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military

    A Chicago-based group has begun supplying the Ukrainian military with drones, supplementing the non-lethal aid that troops fighting in the East Ukraine war have already received from the United States government. …read more Source: International Business...

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town
    Feb19

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town

    Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from besieged town. …read more Source: Toronto...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions between NATO countries and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. AP Photo/Royal AIr ForceIn this photo provided by Britain’s Royal Air Force and taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a Russian military long...