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    In Ukraine, doubts about cease-fire rumble in quiet areas
    Feb17

    In Ukraine, doubts about cease-fire rumble in quiet areas

    SHCHASTYA, Ukraine — Since a cease-fire was declared Sunday, the commander of one of the Ukrainian forces’ most well-known irregular battalions has been sitting in his office, monitoring its progress from a base just minutes from the front line. And it is making him itch.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Continued fighting over eastern Ukraine town threatens cease-fire
    Feb17

    Continued fighting over eastern Ukraine town threatens cease-fire

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under the cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia,...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 16, 2015
    Feb17

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 16, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Robert Orttung and Christopher Walker remind us that Ukraine is not the only place where Russia has stirred up trouble to sabotage democratic reforms. Min Zin reports on the remarkable rebirth of Burma’s student protest movement. Juan Nagel asks whether...

    Dolgopolov beats Gabashvili in Delray Beach 1st round
    Feb17

    Dolgopolov beats Gabashvili in Delray Beach 1st round

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine won just his second match of the season with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine cease-fire ignored around key railway hub
    Feb17

    Ukraine cease-fire ignored around key railway hub

    A battle over the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve could escalate fighting again. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian Forces Reported Under Fire Near Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian Forces Reported Under Fire Near Debaltseve

    Ukrainian government forces say they came under mortar and artillery fire on February 16 despite a truce that went into effect with Russian-backed separatists a day earlier. RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek was with the government troops in the village of Mironovsky and reported the road to the strategic town of Debaltseve was blocked....

    Ukraine Truce Fades in Fight for Key Town
    Feb17

    Ukraine Truce Fades in Fight for Key Town

    Fighting for Debaltseve has become the biggest challenge to the cease-fire that went into effect at midnight Saturday and was supposed to end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    With Ukrainian Troops Trapped, Cease-Fire Grows More Fragile
    Feb16

    With Ukrainian Troops Trapped, Cease-Fire Grows More Fragile

    Separatist forces apparently control a key road near Debaltseve, meaning that 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers are surrounded. …read more Source: The New York...

    Reporters Tour Devastated Donetsk Airport
    Feb16

    Reporters Tour Devastated Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian separatists showed journalists the remains of the battle-scarred Donetsk airport on February 16. Shelling could be heard in the distance despite a cease-fire with Ukrainian government forces that began a day earlier. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties
    Feb16

    Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties

    OTTAWA – Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions — a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says.Canada is objecting in writing to the UN because it maintains Palestine is not...