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    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...

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town
    Feb19

    Rebels celebrate day after Ukrainian troops left strategic town

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    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 but is undecided whether to commit troops to a proposed U.N.-mandated peacekeeping mission. Maciej Popowski, deputy secretary general for EU’s External Action Service, said Thursday the EU “there...

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics
    Feb19

    UK defense chief says Russia poses threat to Baltics

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defense minister has said Russia poses a “real and present danger” to European security, as Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to escort Russian warplanes off the British coast. The Ministry of Defense said Thursday that RAF Typhoon jets escorted two Russian bombers away from British airspace after they approached...

    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb19

    EU to Send Armored Cars to Monitor Ukraine Ceasefire

    Official says EU will provide armored cars, satellite imagery to monitor Ukraine ceasefire …read more Source: ABC...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    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:...

    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...

    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...