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    Ukraine-Russia cease-fire jeopardized by continued fighting around Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Ukraine-Russia cease-fire jeopardized by continued fighting around Debaltseve

    Continued fighting Sunday around a key transport hub in eastern Ukraine threatened to derail the delicate cease-fire that went into effect over the weekend between Ukraine’s military and Russian-backed separatists. However, European leaders noted that the guns had gone silent in most other areas of the nation and expressed hope …...

    Ukraine cease-fire holding in most places
    Feb16

    Ukraine cease-fire holding in most places

    Although Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels have largely stopped fighting, in one key spot it has continued …read more Source:...

    Shelling breaks Ukraine ceasefire silence
    Feb16

    Shelling breaks Ukraine ceasefire silence

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    Ukrainian Leaders Lay Flowers at Memorial to Afghanistan Veterans
    Feb16

    Ukrainian Leaders Lay Flowers at Memorial to Afghanistan Veterans

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ukrainian leaders laid flowers on Sunday (February 15) at a monument in Kiev honoring soldiers who served in the Soviet war with Afghanistan. Poroshenko, who along with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko attended the memorial, made no comments about the ceasefire that...

    Cease-fire in Ukraine shaky, with sporadic shooting
    Feb16

    Cease-fire in Ukraine shaky, with sporadic shooting

    KIEV, Ukraine — The battlefields of eastern Ukraine fell mostly silent Sunday as a shaky cease-fire went into effect, but both sides in the fight between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government accused the other of sporadic small-arms and mortar fire. A conflict-monitoring mission run by the Organization for Security and...

    The Toll of War on Ukraine’s Children
    Feb16

    The Toll of War on Ukraine’s Children

    Ten months of conflict claimed thousands of lives, shattered countless others. …read more Source: ABC...

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack
    Feb16

    Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe. Netanyahu issued his call during the weekly meeting of his...

    Photos: (Some) quiet on the Eastern Front: photos from Ukraine’s cease-fire
    Feb16

    Photos: (Some) quiet on the Eastern Front: photos from Ukraine’s cease-fire

    The cannonade ceased and guns fell suddenly silent across eastern Ukraine at midnight Saturday as a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels took effect. As of Sunday afternoon, the truce held in much of the country, but rebels had already launched new attacks against the town of Debaltseve, which sits astride a strategically...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports
    Feb16

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Largely Holds, Despite Shelling Reports

    The cease-fire took effect Sunday morning, but there have already been accusations of shelling in the city of Debaltseve. NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Karoun Demirjian from The Washington Post on the latest from the conflict zone.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, World Leaders Agree to Next Phase of Cease-Fire
    Feb15

    Ukraine, World Leaders Agree to Next Phase of Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian president held a telephone conference Sunday with the world leaders who forged a cease-fire to the violence in eastern part of the country. …read more Source:...