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    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...

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers to observe ceasefire

    At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defense council approved Poroshenko’s request despite comment from pro-Russian rebels that it would breach a peace deal …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Unplugging Putin TV
    Feb19

    Unplugging Putin TV

    How to Beat Back the Kremlin Propaganda February 18, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls
    Feb19

    Ukraine conflict: Strategic rail hub of Debaltseve falls

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. …read more...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls
    Feb19

    Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

    The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    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...

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape
    Feb19

    Ukrainian soldiers tell of harrowing escape

    When the order to retreat came over the radio Wednesday, most of the Ukrainian troops under siege in Debaltseve abandoned their heavy weapons, blew up their ammunition, and then fled…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...