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    Fierce fighting surges before cease-fire in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Fierce fighting surges before cease-fire in Ukraine

    Russia-backed separatists mount major, sustained offensive to capture strategic railway hub ahead of weekend deadline …read more Source:...

    Podcast: Beyond Minsk II
    Feb13

    Podcast: Beyond Minsk II

    Is the new Minsk agreement an opportunity for Kyiv? Or does it lengthen – and strengthen — the hand of Moscow? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire; 25 dead
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire; 25 dead

    Fierce fighting surged in east Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major and sustained new push. …read more Source: USA...

    Exhausted by Ukraine talks, German TV reporter smokes on camera and becomes Internet star
    Feb13

    Exhausted by Ukraine talks, German TV reporter smokes on camera and becomes Internet star

    The word “Brennpunkt,” which is the name of a special newscast watched by millions in Germany, can either be translated into English as focal or burning point. On Thursday evening, the show unintentionally lived up to its name as it has never done before, with one reporters appearing in a live shot with a lit cigarette. Rauchen? […]...

    25 dead as Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline
    Feb13

    25 dead as Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline

    Fierce fighting surged Friday in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline. At least 25 people were killed across the region, officials reported. …read more Source: FOX...

    Shells hit Ukraine town behind front line, at least 1 killed
    Feb13

    Shells hit Ukraine town behind front line, at least 1 killed

    Despite a looming cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine, a government-held town 40 kilometres behind the front line has been hit by shelling, killing at least one person. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline; 25 dead
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline; 25 dead

    Fierce fighting surged Friday in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline. At least 25…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’: The helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia
    Feb13

    Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’: The helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine — An “all-for-all” exchange of prisoners that Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists agreed to in Minsk as part of a renewed cease-fire accord raised hopes that a famed military pilot imprisoned in Moscow would soon be freed. Nadiya Savchenko, 34, is being tried in Moscow for her alleged complicity in the deaths of two...

    Greece, creditors open to compromise but deal still far off
    Feb13

    Greece, creditors open to compromise but deal still far off

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline; 25 dead
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline; 25 dead

    Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says that eight troops have been killed and 34 wounded overnight, despite a peace deal and a looming cease-fire deadline.read more …read more Source: CNS...