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    FP’s Situation Report: Russia warns Ukraine about peacekeepers; Syrian rebel force begins to take shape; Carter wants civilian control of DoD; and much more from around the world.
    Feb19

    FP’s Situation Report: Russia warns Ukraine about peacekeepers; Syrian rebel force begins to take shape; Carter wants civilian control of DoD; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Russia warns Ukraine about international peacekeepers. Ukrainian forces finished a brutal and bloody retreat from Debaltseve on Wednesday, closing the curtain on a theater of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. Now, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wants an international force to keep the fragile...

    Leaders Speak by Telephone to Try to Impose Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb19

    Leaders Speak by Telephone to Try to Impose Ukraine Cease-Fire

    Fighting has continued between government and separatist forces in the east of the country despite a truce brokered by Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. …read more Source: The New York...

    ‘Many Died, Many Were Wounded’ In Debaltseve
    Feb19

    ‘Many Died, Many Were Wounded’ In Debaltseve

    Ukrainian military forces have retreated from the town of Debaltseve, which has been under siege by pro-Russian separatists. Correspondent Levko Stek of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service spoke to the soldiers outside Debaltseve after they left the town in the control of rebel fighters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance
    Feb19

    Leaders join in calls for Ukraine truce compliance

    Kiev (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Thursday jointly urged a tattered truce in east Ukraine be restored and condemned breaches in recent days, according to official accounts of a four-way telephone call.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed in particular the rebel storming of the key eastern town of...

    Ukraine chides Putin as rebels revel in seized town
    Feb19

    Ukraine chides Putin as rebels revel in seized town

    Key town of Delbatseve is in separatists’ hands, and Ukraine’s leader has told Putin not to “pretend” it was a fair victory …read more Source:...

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking by telephone on Thursday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, said the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement they reached last week. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Calls For UN Peacekeepers To Observe Cease-Fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine Calls For UN Peacekeepers To Observe Cease-Fire

    (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for U.N. 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. At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defense council approved...

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire

    At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defense council approved Poroshenko’s request despite comment from pro-Russian rebels that it would breach a peace deal …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, leaders scramble for peace
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, leaders scramble for peace

    Debaltseve appeared to be largely under the control of rebels Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. …read more Source: CTV...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, as EU leaders try to salvage truce
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, as EU leaders try to salvage truce

    AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Associated Press journalists in eastern Ukraine say Debaltseve appears to be largely under the control rebels a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. In a drive around about half the town on Thursday, all neighbourhoods were under the control of rebel fighters,...