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    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete
    Feb19

    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says more than 90 percent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for an international peacekeeping mission for his country after ordering several thousand of his troops out of the strategic eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, which has been taken over by Russia-backed separatists. Poroshenko’s office reported late Wednesday that a meeting of the...

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko wants UN peacekeepers deployed
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko wants UN peacekeepers deployed

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for UN peacekeepers to be deployed to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine, a proposal that pro-Russia rebels swiftly said would be in breach of a peace deal. …read more Source:...

    What I’ve seen in the year since Yanukovych fled Ukraine
    Feb19

    What I’ve seen in the year since Yanukovych fled Ukraine

    Emerging from the bloodshed is something that arguably didn’t exist before the country’s convulsions: a genuine sense of national identity, perhaps even unity …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Calls for Peacekeepers After Rebels Take Key Town
    Feb19

    Ukraine Calls for Peacekeepers After Rebels Take Key Town

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Sudden and violent death on the front lines of Debaltseve in Ukraine
    Feb19

    Sudden and violent death on the front lines of Debaltseve in Ukraine

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine—He can barely walk. Long coat. Russian fur hat. A vodka nose and several days worth of stubble But, yes, he remembers when the Wehrmacht and the Red Army pulverized these towns — and he has long since learned the lessons of war. He is immovable. “I am Victor – Victor Sergeyevich.” Boom! Another shell splits...

    World Leaders Demand Access for Monitors to Eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    World Leaders Demand Access for Monitors to Eastern Ukraine

    European Union and NATO leaders are calling on Russia to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine and to adhere to a mediated truce agreed to last week in Belarus. Despite the agreement, pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine attacked withdrawing government troops and took control of a key town in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has had a...

    What the defeat at Debaltseve means for Ukraine
    Feb19

    What the defeat at Debaltseve means for Ukraine

    RELATED LINKSSanctions ‘only pressure point the West has’ in Ukraine-Russia crisis Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick? GWEN IFILL: To help us better understand the latest stumbling block for the Ukraine government, and the international reaction, I’m...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    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…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush
    Feb19

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush

    In an attempt to distance himself from his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush found vagueness was a virtue when he went before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday to deliver what was billed as a major foreign-policy address. Bush presented a somewhat hawkish vision of America’s role in the world — decrying cuts to defense...