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    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:...

    Harper announces further sanctions against Russia
    Feb18

    Harper announces further sanctions against Russia

    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 backing of...

    Raw: Ukraine troops withdraw from town
    Feb18

    Raw: Ukraine troops withdraw from town

    Ukrainian troops were seen withdrawing from the town of Debaltseve. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denied claims that pro-Russian troops had them surrounded. (Feb. 18) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting

    One soldier spoke of heavy government losses, while another said they had not been able to get food for days because of the rebel shelling …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

    KIEV – Some Ukrainian forces began to pull out of a town under siege by Russian-backed separatists on Wednesday as renewed fighting threatened to wreck an international deal aimed at ending the conflict. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    An EU (and NATO) member just bolstered Putin’s push to re-draw the European gas map
    Feb18

    An EU (and NATO) member just bolstered Putin’s push to re-draw the European gas map

    Last month, Russia announced that it will shift all its natural gas flows to Europe via Turkey, instead of Ukraine, in an effort to counter its decreasing influence over the European gas market. “Our European partners have been informed of this and now their task is to create the necessary gas transport infrastructure from the Greek and...

    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting

    Vasily Maximov / AFP / Getty ImagesPro-Russian rebels warm themselves by a fire during a break between fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on Tuesday. ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president...

    Video: Ukrainian troops retreat as key hub falls to pro-Russia rebels
    Feb18

    Video: Ukrainian troops retreat as key hub falls to pro-Russia rebels

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. Associated Press reporters saw several...