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    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics
    Feb19

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics

    U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is warning of a ‘present danger’ that Putin will destabilize the former Russian states as rebels make gains in Ukraine despite a cease-fire …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine retreats from key town
    Feb19

    Ukraine retreats from key town

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany spoke Thursday by phone in an apparent attempt to shore up a ceasefire deal shaken by Ukraine’s forced retreat from a key town. …read more Source:...

    Polish leader holds ‘difficult’ talks with Hungary’s Orban
    Feb19

    Polish leader holds ‘difficult’ talks with Hungary’s Orban

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime minister of Poland, one of Europe’s most critical voices on Russia, has held what she called “honest and difficult talks” with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who faces sharp criticism in the West for cultivating closer ties with Russia. Ewa Kopacz and Orban met Thursday in Warsaw, part of an effort...

    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers

    Russia has dismissed Ukraine’s calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers to enforce a shaky cease-fire deal in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town
    Feb19

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday that more than 90 per cent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings. (Feb. 19) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers

    Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and another 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages
    Feb19

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — 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 half of the town that...

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?
    Feb19

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

    Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in a remote area of Utah wilderness. He’d run out of food, water, and time. What he did have was a utility knife. You can imagine the rest (or you...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    In this late Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko sought to portray the fall of Debaltseve in a positive light, saying the p… …read more Source: The Bismarck...