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    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops retreat as Debaltseve rail hub falls to Russia-backed rebels after weeks of fierce fighting

    Vasily Maximov / AFP / Getty ImagesPro-Russian rebels warm themselves by a fire during a break between fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on Tuesday. ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president...

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

    KIEV – Some Ukrainian forces began to pull out of a town under siege by Russian-backed separatists on Wednesday as renewed fighting threatened to wreck an international deal aimed at ending the conflict. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Video: Ukrainian troops retreat as key hub falls to pro-Russia rebels
    Feb18

    Video: Ukrainian troops retreat as key hub falls to pro-Russia rebels

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. Associated Press reporters saw several...

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb18

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. …read more...

    Ukrainian troops begin leaving embattled transport hub
    Feb18

    Ukrainian troops begin leaving embattled transport hub

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Hundreds of exhausted Ukrainian forces staged a chaotic retreat Wednesday from a strategic town besieged by pro-Russian rebels, marking a major defeat for the government and bringing uncertain consequences to efforts at ending the 10-month-old conflict.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Debaltseve falls to rebels, Ukrainian president announces troop retreat
    Feb18

    Debaltseve falls to rebels, Ukrainian president announces troop retreat

    After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian TV films ‘New Russia’ flag being raised over key Ukrainian town
    Feb18

    Russian TV films ‘New Russia’ flag being raised over key Ukrainian town

    Russian TV station Channel 1 has filmed the flag of New Russia, the term that pro-Russian forces in Ukraine use to describe the breakaway regions of the country, flying over the railway town of Debaltseve a day after rebels claimed to have captured the town. Here’s the video: The battle for Debaltseve was seen as of both strategic and...

    Strategic city of Debaltseve falls to Ukraine separatists
    Feb18

    Strategic city of Debaltseve falls to Ukraine separatists

    The defense ministry said in a statement that the fighting around Debaltseve was continuing. …read more Source: USA...

    Germany condemns separatist advance on Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Germany condemns separatist advance on Debaltseve

    BERLIN – The German government has condemned pro-Russian rebels’ advance on the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve and denounced it as “a massive violation” of a cease-fire that came into effect at the weekend. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Wednesday that the onslaught on Debaltseve places “serious strain on...

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb18

    Embattled Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – After weeks of fierce, relentless fighting, the embattled rail hub of Debaltseve fell to rebel forces Wednesday in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. Associated Press reporters saw several...