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    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush
    Feb19

    Jeb Bush: On Foreign Policy, I Am Not George W. Bush

    In an attempt to distance himself from his brother, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush found vagueness was a virtue when he went before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Wednesday to deliver what was billed as a major foreign-policy address. Bush presented a somewhat hawkish vision of America’s role in the world — decrying cuts to defense...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls
    Feb19

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

    The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine
    Feb19

    The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Roman has been dodging the draft for almost a month now. A longtime political activist and accountant in Lviv, in western Ukraine, he no longer lives where he’s registered at his parents’ house in a small village outside the city, so he wasn’t there when the local draft board tried to serve him notice on Jan. 16....

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission
    Feb19

    Ukrainian president calls for international peacekeeping mission

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Wednesday for an international peacekeeping mission in his nation’s war-torn east, a stark admission that his nation can no longer fend off pro-Russian rebels after a major battlefield defeat. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb19

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls, president calls the defence a ‘success’ …read more Source:...

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin
    Feb19

    Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

    Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen...

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire
    Feb19

    Ukraine loses key town to separatists despite cease-fire

    RELATED LINKSFighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce (Some) quiet on the eastern front as Ukraine’s cease-fire goes into effect Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia GWEN IFILL: As we reported earlier, thousands of Ukrainian troops withdrew today from Debaltseve in Eastern Ukraine...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce
    Feb19

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Asks for U.N. Peacekeepers to Enforce Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the U.N. to intervene in his country’s escalating internal crisis on Wednesday, asking for peacekeeping forces to be deployed to enforce a cease-fire he claims is being violated by pro-Russian rebels. Poroshenko said the peacekeepers would help maintain security “in a situation where the...

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds
    Feb19

    Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of the besieged town of Debaltseve on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels advanced despite a cease-fire agreed upon last week. The strategic town was the site of intense bombardment by rebel forces, and clashes left at least 22 Ukrainian soldiers dead in the past few days, according to Reuters. On Wednesday, President...

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. …read more...