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    Ukrainian call for U.N. peacekeepers runs into trouble
    Feb19

    Ukrainian call for U.N. peacekeepers runs into trouble

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A Ukrainian appeal for international peacekeepers to calm its war-ravaged east ran into quick trouble Thursday after pro-Moscow rebels and Russian officials said any such mission would violate a peace deal reached last week. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine forces and EU diplomacy take heavy blow as rebels seize key town
    Feb19

    Ukraine forces and EU diplomacy take heavy blow as rebels seize key town

    A newly forged cease-fire all but collapsed as government troops withdrew from the transit hub of Debaltseve in what appears to be another implicit victory for Russia’s Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Says Calls For UN Peacekeepers Will ‘Destroy’ Minsk Accords
    Feb19

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Says Calls For UN Peacekeepers Will ‘Destroy’ Minsk Accords

    The Ukrainian government’s call on Thursday for United Nations peacekeepers to deploy in eastern Ukraine is a move to “destroy the Minsk accords,” said Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, according to BBC. Eastern separatists, allegedly backed by the Russian military, ignored a ceasefire agreed upon in Minsk last week in...

    Lukashenka Says Belarus Ready For Dialogue With NATO
    Feb19

    Lukashenka Says Belarus Ready For Dialogue With NATO

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country is ready for a “constructive dialogue” with NATO. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics
    Feb19

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics

    U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is warning of a ‘present danger’ that Putin will destabilize the former Russian states as rebels make gains in Ukraine despite a cease-fire …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine retreats from key town
    Feb19

    Ukraine retreats from key town

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany spoke Thursday by phone in an apparent attempt to shore up a ceasefire deal shaken by Ukraine’s forced retreat from a key town. …read more Source:...

    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages despite bid to revive Ukraine truce

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Polish leader holds ‘difficult’ talks with Hungary’s Orban
    Feb19

    Polish leader holds ‘difficult’ talks with Hungary’s Orban

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime minister of Poland, one of Europe’s most critical voices on Russia, has held what she called “honest and difficult talks” with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who faces sharp criticism in the West for cultivating closer ties with Russia. Ewa Kopacz and Orban met Thursday in Warsaw, part of an effort...

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town
    Feb19

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday that more than 90 per cent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings. (Feb. 19) …read more Source: USA...

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers
    Feb19

    Russia, Separatists Dismiss Ukraine Call For Peacekeepers

    Russia has dismissed Ukraine’s calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers to enforce a shaky cease-fire deal in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...