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    Ukraine cease-fire ignored around key railway hub
    Feb17

    Ukraine cease-fire ignored around key railway hub

    A battle over the strategic transit hub of Debaltseve could escalate fighting again. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian Forces Reported Under Fire Near Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian Forces Reported Under Fire Near Debaltseve

    Ukrainian government forces say they came under mortar and artillery fire on February 16 despite a truce that went into effect with Russian-backed separatists a day earlier. RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek was with the government troops in the village of Mironovsky and reported the road to the strategic town of Debaltseve was blocked....

    Ukraine Truce Fades in Fight for Key Town
    Feb17

    Ukraine Truce Fades in Fight for Key Town

    Fighting for Debaltseve has become the biggest challenge to the cease-fire that went into effect at midnight Saturday and was supposed to end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    With Ukrainian Troops Trapped, Cease-Fire Grows More Fragile
    Feb16

    With Ukrainian Troops Trapped, Cease-Fire Grows More Fragile

    Separatist forces apparently control a key road near Debaltseve, meaning that 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers are surrounded. …read more Source: The New York...

    Reporters Tour Devastated Donetsk Airport
    Feb16

    Reporters Tour Devastated Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian separatists showed journalists the remains of the battle-scarred Donetsk airport on February 16. Shelling could be heard in the distance despite a cease-fire with Ukrainian government forces that began a day earlier. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties
    Feb16

    Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties

    OTTAWA – Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions — a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says.Canada is objecting in writing to the UN because it maintains Palestine is not...

    Ukraine cease-fire not holding around Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Ukraine cease-fire not holding around Debaltseve

    Fight over strategic town could escalate fighting again. …read more Source: USA...

    Next Door to Russia, Poland Boosts Defense Spending By $42 Billion Over Ten Years
    Feb16

    Next Door to Russia, Poland Boosts Defense Spending By $42 Billion Over Ten Years

    With an eye on the evolving conflict in Ukraine, Poland has begun an ambitious 10-year, $42 billion overhaul of its military, as it grows increasingly wary of Russia next door. …read more Source: International Business...

    Fighting is Continuing in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb16

    Fighting is Continuing in Eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military command said the pro-Russian rebels had attacked 112 times since early Sunday, mostly in the bitterly contested Debaltseve area. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on 19 people and nine organizations involved in the conflict in Ukraine
    Feb16

    EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on 19 people and nine organizations involved in the conflict in Ukraine

    EU foreign ministers decided last week to go ahead with the sanctions move, which was a result in the surge of violence in late January in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...