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    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete
    Feb19

    Ukraine: withdrawal from besieged town 90 percent complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says more than 90 percent of its forces have been withdrawn from the fiercely contested town… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for an international peacekeeping mission for his country after ordering several thousand of his troops out of the strategic eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, which has been taken over by Russia-backed separatists. Poroshenko’s office reported late Wednesday that a meeting of the...

    Ukraine Calls for Peacekeepers After Rebels Take Key Town
    Feb19

    Ukraine Calls for Peacekeepers After Rebels Take Key Town

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    What I’ve seen in the year since Yanukovych fled Ukraine
    Feb19

    What I’ve seen in the year since Yanukovych fled Ukraine

    Emerging from the bloodshed is something that arguably didn’t exist before the country’s convulsions: a genuine sense of national identity, perhaps even unity …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko wants UN peacekeepers deployed
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Petro Poroshenko wants UN peacekeepers deployed

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for UN peacekeepers to be deployed to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine, a proposal that pro-Russia rebels swiftly said would be in breach of a peace deal. …read more Source:...

    Sudden and violent death on the front lines of Debaltseve in Ukraine
    Feb19

    Sudden and violent death on the front lines of Debaltseve in Ukraine

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine—He can barely walk. Long coat. Russian fur hat. A vodka nose and several days worth of stubble But, yes, he remembers when the Wehrmacht and the Red Army pulverized these towns — and he has long since learned the lessons of war. He is immovable. “I am Victor – Victor Sergeyevich.” Boom! Another shell splits...

    What the defeat at Debaltseve means for Ukraine
    Feb19

    What the defeat at Debaltseve means for Ukraine

    RELATED LINKSSanctions ‘only pressure point the West has’ in Ukraine-Russia crisis Minsk deal offers ‘glimmer of hope’ amid major obstacles for Ukraine, Russia Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick? GWEN IFILL: To help us better understand the latest stumbling block for the Ukraine government, and the international reaction, I’m...

    World Leaders Demand Access for Monitors to Eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    World Leaders Demand Access for Monitors to Eastern Ukraine

    European Union and NATO leaders are calling on Russia to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine and to adhere to a mediated truce agreed to last week in Belarus. Despite the agreement, pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine attacked withdrawing government troops and took control of a key town in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has had a...

    Somalia on the Mediterranean
    Feb19

    Somalia on the Mediterranean

    The Islamic State’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, and Egypt’s subsequent airstrikes on Libyan soil, have relaunched debate over what to do about the mounting crisis in that country. The situation in Libya — previously seen as a success of Western intervention and a victory for the heady, if unsteady, forces of...

    CHRISTOPHER HARPER: Citizen journalist scoops war news from home in England
    Feb19

    CHRISTOPHER HARPER: Citizen journalist scoops war news from home in England

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: As Syria and Iraq have become increasingly dangerous for reporters, a citizen journalist has provided extraordinary information from his laptop in England about what is happening in the Middle East and in other dangerous locales, such as Ukraine. Without any journalistic training, Eliot Higgins, who lives in Leicester, has...