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    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...

    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...

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin
    Feb19

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

    Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen...

    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...

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds
    Feb19

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of the besieged town of Debaltseve on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels advanced despite a cease-fire agreed upon last week. The strategic town was the site of intense bombardment by rebel forces, and clashes left at least 22 Ukrainian soldiers dead in the past few days, according to Reuters. On Wednesday, President...

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety
    Feb19

    Ukrainian battalion’s soldiers recall desperate run to safety

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — 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 in convoys of trucks as pro-Russian forces shot at them along the way.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    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:...