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    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began… …read more Source:...

    Op-Ed Contributor: A Closer Look at the Ukraine Cease-Fire Agreement
    Feb19

    Op-Ed Contributor: A Closer Look at the Ukraine Cease-Fire Agreement

    Even if the fragile truce in eastern Ukraine fails, it has allowed us to grasp Vladimir Putin’s new strategy. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Ceasefire: Poroshenko Urges UN To Monitor Truce, Rebels Back Initiative
    Feb19

    Ukraine Ceasefire: Poroshenko Urges UN To Monitor Truce, Rebels Back Initiative

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the U.N. on Wednesday to deploy its peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine. The latest move came hours after Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of the town of Debaltseve, a major transport hub only 45 miles from Donetsk. …read more...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. The mood was celebratory, with fighters laughing, hugging each… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    U.K. Defense Secretary Says Russia is a ‘Danger’ to Baltic States
    Feb19

    U.K. Defense Secretary Says Russia is a ‘Danger’ to Baltic States

    The U.K. Defense Secretary said there is a “real and present danger” of Russia trying to destabilize the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Michael Fallon told reporters Wednesday, “I’m worried about Putin. I’m worried about his pressure on the Baltics, the way he is testing Nato,” BBC reports. Fallon said he was...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)
    Feb19

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Here’s what you need to know. Greece asked for more time, but Germany said no. Greece requested a 6-month loan extension from the Eurogroup so that it could have more time to secure a longer-term bailout financing deal as the current deal’s February 28 deadline approaches. But according to multiple reports, Germany has refused. And so...

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to send armored cars to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A top EU official says the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor a cease-fire in Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: Irreconcilable Differences
    Feb19

    The Daily Vertical: Irreconcilable Differences

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leaders Speak by Telephone to Try to Impose Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb19

    Leaders Speak by Telephone to Try to Impose Ukraine Cease-Fire

    Fighting has continued between government and separatist forces in the east of the country despite a truce brokered by Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. …read more Source: The New York...

    FP’s Situation Report: Russia warns Ukraine about peacekeepers; Syrian rebel force begins to take shape; Carter wants civilian control of DoD; and much more from around the world.
    Feb19

    FP’s Situation Report: Russia warns Ukraine about peacekeepers; Syrian rebel force begins to take shape; Carter wants civilian control of DoD; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Russia warns Ukraine about international peacekeepers. Ukrainian forces finished a brutal and bloody retreat from Debaltseve on Wednesday, closing the curtain on a theater of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. Now, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wants an international force to keep the fragile...