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    Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town
    Feb01

    Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town

    Debaltseve (Ukraine) (AFP) – Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks. Intense artillery fire thundered around the Kiev-controlled town of Debaltseve, a key position between the rebel...

    Ukraine Negotiations: European Leaders Demand ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ After Failed Talks
    Feb01

    Ukraine Negotiations: European Leaders Demand ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ After Failed Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko demanded Sunday “an immediate ceasefire” in war-torn eastern Ukraine, where truce talks have failed and deadly fighting has worsened by the day, Agence France-Presse reported. …read more Source: International Business...

    Shelling Hits Ukrainian Building Key to Cease-Fire Mission
    Feb01

    Shelling Hits Ukrainian Building Key to Cease-Fire Mission

    Artillery fire in the government-held city of Debaltseve hit the building where Ukrainian and Russian military officers until recently had been working together to oversee a cease-fire in the conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk look to Texas to build global union of separatists
    Feb01

    Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk look to Texas to build global union of separatists

    The self-proclaimed pro-Russian ‘state’ at the heart of the war in eastern Ukraine wants to unite several unrecognized states and breakaway lands into a coalition …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk look to Texas to build global union of separatists
    Feb01

    Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk look to Texas to build global union of separatists

    Aleksandr Kofman dreams of an alliance with Texas. It may seem a curious ambition for the foreign minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), the self-proclaimed pro-Russian “state” at the heart of the war in eastern Ukraine. A fervent admirer of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, Mr. Kofman has books such as The CIA against the...

    ICAO holds high level safety meeting this week
    Feb01

    ICAO holds high level safety meeting this week

    MONTREAL – The International Civil Aviation Organization will hold a high-level safety meeting this week to look at the global tracking of commercial aircraft and flights over conflict zones. More than 800 participants are expected to attend the four-day international gathering at ICAO’s Montreal headquarters.The United States,...

    Fighting with Russia-backed separatists kills 13 Ukrainian troops
    Feb01

    Fighting with Russia-backed separatists kills 13 Ukrainian troops

    Separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, killing 13 Ukrainian troops and wounding 20 others. …read more Source: Global...

    Death Toll Rises in Ukraine’s East
    Feb01

    Death Toll Rises in Ukraine’s East

    Bloodshed is back in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. As peace talks collapse the death toll rises in the east with authorities saying at least 10 civilians and more than a dozen government solders have been killed. One resident says she saw a man running from the attack when a shell landed in front of him. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels
    Feb01

    Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day. The separatists attacked several villages around the town of Debaltseve, a rail link between the two rebel...

    13 Ukrainian troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels
    Feb01

    13 Ukrainian troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

    Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on railway hub in eastern Ukraine, fighting that authorities said has killed 13 government troops and wounded 20 others over the last day. …read more Source:...