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    Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as UN backs ceasefire deal
    Feb18

    Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as UN backs ceasefire deal

    The US has accused Russia of violating the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as the UN Security Council voted unanimously to approve the ceasefire deal. Vice-President Joe Biden said “the costs to Russia will rise” if it continued to violate the accord. Fighting is continuing around the strategic town of Debaltseve, with pro-Russian rebels saying they...

    Ukraine Ceasefire In Dispute As Pro-Government Forces Pull Out Of Besieged Town
    Feb18

    Ukraine Ceasefire In Dispute As Pro-Government Forces Pull Out Of Besieged Town

    (Reuters) – Some pro-government forces began on Wednesday to pull out of the east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve which is under siege from Russian-backed separatists, commanders of pro-government paramilitary units said. “The withdrawal of forces from Debaltseve is taking place in a planned and organized way,” said Semen...

    Here’s the Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks
    Feb18

    Here’s the Anti-Bank Activist Could Be the Next European Leader to Stand Up to the Banks

    If the Podemos party wins Spain’s national elections, Pablo Iglesias could become the next prime minister. While the anti-austerity Syriza coalition has taken power in Greece, the grassroots party Podemos is also quickly gaining popularity in Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy. Last May, Podemos surprised many when it received 1.2...

    Ukraine conflict: Canada issues new sanctions
    Feb18

    Ukraine conflict: Canada issues new sanctions

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a new round of sanctions in response to what he calls the “escalated acts of aggression” by Russian-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Harper’s office issued travel bans Tuesday against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities....

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine says rebels continue their onslaught on Debaltseve

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government forces were seen retreating from the battlefield Wednesday as Russia-backed rebels continued their onslaught… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine facing final concession under cease-fire?
    Feb18

    Ukraine facing final concession under cease-fire?

    Unclear who’s in control of key town as fierce fighting continues, but Ukrainian troops appear to be on the retreat …read more Source:...

    Fierce fighting in east Ukraine rages on despite cease-fire
    Feb18

    Fierce fighting in east Ukraine rages on despite cease-fire

    Government forces were seen retreating from the battlefield Wednesday as Russia-backed rebels continued their onslaught on the railroad junction of Debaltseve. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town
    Feb18

    Ukrainian troops retreat from battlefield in railway town

    The separatists said they have taken control of the town and offered the Ukrainian troops the opportunity to surrender and abandon their weapons, a claim Ukraine denied. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Some Ukrainian troops withdraw from key town as battle rages: official
    Feb18

    Some Ukrainian troops withdraw from key town as battle rages: official

    Kiev (AFP) – Some Ukrainian troops were pulling out of Debaltseve, a strategic eastern town besieged by pro-Russian rebels, while others engaged in “full-scale street fighting” with the separatists, an official there told AFP by telephone.”We are evacuating some of our units,” deputy regional police chief Ilya Kiva...

    Ukraine Troops Begin Pullback From Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine Troops Begin Pullback From Debaltseve

    Ukraine began withdrawing its troops from the embattled railway hub of Debaltseve after pro-Russia rebels overran much of the town despite last week’s European-brokered cease-fire deal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...