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    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...

    Next Door to Russia, Poland Boosts Defense Spending By $42 Billion Over Ten Years
    Feb16

    Next Door to Russia, Poland Boosts Defense Spending By $42 Billion Over Ten Years

    With an eye on the evolving conflict in Ukraine, Poland has begun an ambitious 10-year, $42 billion overhaul of its military, as it grows increasingly wary of Russia next door. …read more Source: International Business...

    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...

    Ukraine cease-fire not holding around Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Ukraine cease-fire not holding around Debaltseve

    Fight over strategic town could escalate fighting again. …read more Source: USA...

    Fighting is Continuing in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb16

    Fighting is Continuing in Eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military command said the pro-Russian rebels had attacked 112 times since early Sunday, mostly in the bitterly contested Debaltseve area. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Battling Ukrainian Forces Near the Russian Border Sought to Modify a New Truce Deal
    Feb16

    Pro-Russian Rebels Battling Ukrainian Forces Near the Russian Border Sought to Modify a New Truce Deal

    Rebel commander Eduard Basurin told reporters that separatist fighters would not observe the truce in the key railway town of Debaltseve, where thousands of Ukraine troops are believed encircled by rebel fighters. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on 19 people and nine organizations involved in the conflict in Ukraine
    Feb16

    EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on 19 people and nine organizations involved in the conflict in Ukraine

    EU foreign ministers decided last week to go ahead with the sanctions move, which was a result in the surge of violence in late January in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Fierce artillery battle persists for rail hub in east Ukraine
    Feb16

    Fierce artillery battle persists for rail hub in east Ukraine

    Ceasefire threatened as rebels hesitate to withdraw heavy weapons …read more Source: The Globe and...

    France’s prime minister appeals to Jews to stay
    Feb16

    France’s prime minister appeals to Jews to stay

    (JTA) — Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France appealed to his country’s Jews to stay in the wake of a call by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu for European Jews to move to Israel. “My message to French Jews is the following: France is wounded with you and France does not want you to leave,” Valls said Monday following a weekend...

    Battle Rages for Town Where Ukraine Rebels Reject Ceasefire
    Feb16

    Battle Rages for Town Where Ukraine Rebels Reject Ceasefire

    Ukrainian government forces are encircled in the eastern town of Debaltseve, a strategic railway hub. They’re sandwiched between rebel positions and are being pounded by shelling. The fighting means a Euoropean-brokered peace deal — that included Russian-President Vladimir Putin – is on the verge of collapse, just one day after...