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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Somalia on the Mediterranean
    Feb19

    Somalia on the Mediterranean

    The Islamic State’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, and Egypt’s subsequent airstrikes on Libyan soil, have relaunched debate over what to do about the mounting crisis in that country. The situation in Libya — previously seen as a success of Western intervention and a victory for the heady, if unsteady, forces of...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls
    Feb19

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

    The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. …read more...

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Wednesday for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat
    Feb19

    Debaltseve Falls to Ukraine Rebels as Troops Retreat

    Ukrainian troops held out in the encircled town for three days before the government pulled them out on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce
    Feb19

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the U.N. to intervene in his country’s escalating internal crisis on Wednesday, asking for peacekeeping forces to be deployed to enforce a cease-fire he claims is being violated by pro-Russian rebels. Poroshenko said the peacekeepers would help maintain security “in a situation where the...