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    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 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, 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,...

    Justice for Kyiv Clash Victims Elusive 1 Year Later
    Feb19

    Justice for Kyiv Clash Victims Elusive 1 Year Later

    Ukraine is marking one year since anti-government protests in the capital, Kyiv, ended in clashes that left more than 100 dead and sent then-president Viktor Yanukovych fleeing to Russia. Despite a change in government, no one has been held accountable for the deaths and the families of many victims are skeptical they will ever see justice....

    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, Cossacks predominate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossacks predominate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Calls for U.N. Peacekeepers to Observe Ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine Calls for U.N. Peacekeepers to Observe Ceasefire

    Poroshenko says that he believes this will be most efficient guarantor of security. …read more Source:...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossacks predominate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossacks predominate

    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. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russia accuses Ukraine of aiming to destroy Minsk accords
    Feb19

    Russia accuses Ukraine of aiming to destroy Minsk accords

    Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin has denounced Ukraine’s call for the deployment of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as a destructive move. The Ukrainian president’s call “raises suspicions that he wants to destroy the Minsk accords”, Mr Churkin said. The Minsk ceasefire deal was reached a week ago but fighting round the...

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    French, German leaders try to save faltering Ukraine truce

    PARIS (AP) — The French president says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia about the cease-fire that has been faltering amid fierce fighting over the eastern town of Debaltseve. Ukrainian forces began abandoning Debaltseve on Wednesday after weeks of heavy fighting against Russia-backed...