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    Rebels raise flag in newly captured town
    Feb18

    Rebels raise flag in newly captured town

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have hoisted their flag over an embattled town that is a key railroad hub in the eastern part of the country. There’s been relentless fighting for control of the town — Debaltseve (deh-BALT’-seh-vuh) — in the past few weeks. And Ukraine’s president confirms that he has...

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia in response to Ukrainian conflict
    Feb18

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia in response to Ukrainian conflict

    OTTAWA — Canada says it’s intensifying economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to the tense situation in eastern Ukraine. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the move is being made in co-ordination with Canada’s partners in Europe and the United States in response to what he says is Russia’s...

    Wounded Ukrainian Troops Treated After Debaltseve Retreat
    Feb18

    Wounded Ukrainian Troops Treated After Debaltseve Retreat

    Ukrainian troops and armored vehicles pulled out of the town of Debaltseve, which has been under siege by pro-Russian separatist fighters, on February 18. The retreating forces included many wounded soldiers, who were taken to a nearby hospital. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia in response to Ukrainian conflict
    Feb18

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia in response to Ukrainian conflict

    OTTAWA – Canada says it’s intensifying economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the move is being made in co-ordination with Canada’s partners in Europe and the United States in response to what he says is Russia’s...

    Russian Travel Company To Offer Trips to War-Torn Ukraine
    Feb18

    Russian Travel Company To Offer Trips to War-Torn Ukraine

    The controversial ‘holidays’ will offer people the chance to collect souvenirs like spent bullets. …read more Source:...

    Why is everyone fighting over Debaltseve?
    Feb18

    Why is everyone fighting over Debaltseve?

    Once a nondescript, if bustling, railroad hub, why has the besieged eastern Ukraine town of Debaltseve become “a one-way street to the grave?” …read more Source:...

    Drone footage from Ukraine shows scarred town now under rebel control
    Feb18

    Drone footage from Ukraine shows scarred town now under rebel control

    Ukraine troops withdrew from the embattled town of Debaltseve in the country’s east Wednesday after rebels claimed control of the strategic location. Drone footage shows the impact of widespread shelling on the town. The snowy landscape is pockmarked with areas of impact. Debatlseve is a transportation center for the region, with a vital...

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia
    Feb18

    Canada increases sanctions against Russia

    OTTAWA – Canada says it’s intensifying economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to the tense situation in eastern Ukraine. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the move is being made in co-ordination with Canada’s partners in Europe and the United States in response to what he says is Russia’s...

    Ukraine conflict: Government forces retreat from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine conflict: Government forces retreat from Debaltseve

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says government forces have been pulled out of the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicentre of recent fierce fighting with separatist soldiers. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine troops withdraw from battle for key railroad junction
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops withdraw from battle for key railroad junction

    Ukraine’s president confirms his army is pulling back from Debaltseve in the eastern part of the country. Trucks and soldiers could be seen withdrawing from the fight, and Russian-backed rebels claim to hold hundreds of government troops captive. Gayle King reports. …read more Source:...