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    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Pro-Russia rebels walk in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-ba… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada
    Feb20

    John Ivison: Supplying weapons to Ukraine would be the next logical move for Canada

    The breakdown of the ceasefire in Ukraine prompted one prominent German lawmaker to suggest it would undermine his country’s opposition to arming the Ukrainian military. “We will no longer be able to stop weapons deliveries from the U.S. and Canada,” said Karl-Georg Wellman, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic...

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Given 15 Days In Custody
    Feb20

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Given 15 Days In Custody

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule, violated the law when he campaigned...

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt
    Feb20

    Ukraine cease-fire hopes in doubt

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Lingering hopes for a Ukraine cease-fire appeared in danger of slipping away Thursday as fighting flared along a front stretching from a railway hub seized by pro-Moscow rebels to a strategic port that could be their next target. The anticipation of more war — rather than a peace deal reached last week — has pushed...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    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...

    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...