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    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town
    Feb19

    Raw: Ukraine Forces Leaving Strategic Town

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday that more than 90 per cent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve and its surroundings. (Feb. 19) …read more Source: USA...

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages
    Feb19

    Europe Tries To Salvage Ukraine Ceasefire As Fighting Rages

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — 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 other and posing for photos. Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around half of the town that...

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?
    Feb19

    Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

    Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in a remote area of Utah wilderness. He’d run out of food, water, and time. What he did have was a utility knife. You can imagine the rest (or you...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    In this late Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko sought to portray the fall of Debaltseve in a positive light, saying the p… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    U.K. Official: Putin A ‘Danger’ To Baltics As Russian Planes Buzz Britain
    Feb19

    U.K. Official: Putin A ‘Danger’ To Baltics As Russian Planes Buzz Britain

    British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says Russia poses a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia and NATO is preparing for possible attacks against the Baltic states. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine fighting rages despite bid to revive ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine fighting rages despite bid to revive ceasefire

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. …read more Source:...

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb19

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

    A top EU official says the 28-member bloc will provide armored cars and satellite imagery to monitor a cease-fire in Ukraine but is undecided whether to commit troops to a proposed U.N.-mandated peacekeeping mission. …read more Source: FOX...

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics
    Feb19

    Rebels shell key port after Ukraine troops retreat from rail hub as fear grows Putin is sizing up the Baltics

    London — There is a “real and present danger” that Vladimir Putin will launch a campaign of undercover attacks to destabilize the Baltic states now that a cease-fire has been reached in Ukraine, the U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned. Fallon said the Russian president may try to test NATO’s resolve with the same Kremlin-backed...

    UK defense chief says NATO must be ready because Russia poses threat to Baltics
    Feb19

    UK defense chief says NATO must be ready because Russia poses threat to Baltics

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense minister says Russia poses a “real and present danger” to European security. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon’s comments come after Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers away from British airspace after they approached the coast of southwest England on Wednesday. Prime...

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve
    Feb19

    At least 90 Ukrainian troops ‘captured’ in Debaltseve

    Kiev (AFP) – More than 90 Ukrainian troops were captured and 82 were still missing after pro-Russian rebels seized the key town of Debaltseve, Ukraine’s army said Thursday. The Ukrainian military said that it had mobilised “certain forces” to search for the missing and asked observers from the Organization for Security and...