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    Putin Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates
    Feb18

    Putin Says Ukrainian Forces Should Surrender to Rebels as Violence Escalates

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine Tuesday to allow its troops surrender to rebel forces, as fighting escalated sharply in the country’s eastern region. “I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons,” said Putin, according to...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. Fierce fighting around the town linking two major separatist cities rages on despite a cease-fire which went into...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. Fierce fighting around the town linking two major separatist cities rages on despite a cease-fire which went into...

    How to arm Ukraine without starting WW3
    Feb18

    How to arm Ukraine without starting WW3

    The Feb. 12 Minsk II Ukrainian ceasefire agreement brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a fragile arrangement. Most analysts hold modest expectations. The past few days are proving them right. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine says Russia-backed separatists continue their onslaught on key railroad hub
    Feb18

    Ukraine says Russia-backed separatists continue their onslaught on key railroad hub

    Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the epicenter of fighting between the separatist and government troops in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say Russia-back rebels are continuing their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve, the… …read more Source:...

    Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
    Feb18

    Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Russia

    Canada is imposing sanctions against top Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO and the head of conglomerate Rostec, among others, in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine, Ottawa said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb18

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. Greece reportedly intends to ask for a six-month extension of its loan agreement, after rejecting an extension of its full bailout program. 2. The Syrian government is willing to test a ceasefire in Aleppo, the centre of clashes between pro-government forces and rebels, by...

    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender
    Feb18

    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on pro-Russian rebels to allow besieged Ukrainian troops safe passage out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in the Hungarian capital, Putin also urged the Kyiv government to allow its troops to surrender. Putin spoke alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...

    Ukraine concedes it is losing control of strategic rail hub to pro-Russian rebels
    Feb18

    Ukraine concedes it is losing control of strategic rail hub to pro-Russian rebels

    SVITLODARSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military admitted Tuesday that it no longer had full control over the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, as rebel leaders claimed to have seized broad swaths of ground in street-by-street combat, including the train station. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...