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    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev
    Feb20

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead… …read more Source:...

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev
    Feb20

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev

    By SVETLANA KOZLENKO and JIM HEINTZ read more …read more Source: CNS...

    ‘Time Running Out’ for Hunger Striking Ukrainian MP Held by Russia
    Feb20

    ‘Time Running Out’ for Hunger Striking Ukrainian MP Held by Russia

    “Her condition is immediate release from unlawful imprisonment, or death”, say Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers. …read more Source:...

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev
    Feb20

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev

    Today he faces a country that is racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for financial help while still stinging from Russia’s annexation Crimea. “When a person wants to give everything and devote himself to something, as did the Heavenly Hundred, it can’t be for nothing,” he said, referring to...

    A year after the sniper bloodbath on Kiev’s Maidan square, troubled Ukraine mourns the victims
    Feb20

    A year after the sniper bloodbath on Kiev’s Maidan square, troubled Ukraine mourns the victims

    One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    After rebels take Ukraine town, cease-fire hopes fade
    Feb20

    After rebels take Ukraine town, cease-fire hopes fade

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Russian military equipment was seen crossing into Ukraine, after a decisive victory by separatist troops and more hope from diplomats that a truce would hold. …read more Source: United Press...

    One Year On, What Became Of The #SOSVenezuela Protest Movement?
    Feb20

    One Year On, What Became Of The #SOSVenezuela Protest Movement?

    In March 2014, a small, oil-rich nation appeared to be teetering on the brink of revolution. Protesters built barricades and set them ablaze. Pro-government gangs provoked street battles, and the government sent in tanks to quell the unrest. At least 43 people were killed. Meanwhile, peaceful, student-led anti-government demonstrators marched...

    Pope Francis Calls For Ukraine’s Ceasefire To Be Respected
    Feb20

    Pope Francis Calls For Ukraine’s Ceasefire To Be Respected

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for Ukraine’s cease-fire to be respected amid fresh reports by the Ukrainian military that separatist rebels were still firing on government positions and that Russia was sending in more tanks. Francis delivered the plea for peace Friday during a meeting with Ukrainian bishops visiting Rome. He...

    EU leaders hold out sanctions threat for parties breaching Ukraine accord
    Feb20

    EU leaders hold out sanctions threat for parties breaching Ukraine accord

    The ceasefire was supposed to take effect five days ago, but fighting in some areas of eastern Ukraine has continued. …read more Source: Global...

    ‘They Would Have Turned Us Into Ground Meat’
    Feb20

    ‘They Would Have Turned Us Into Ground Meat’

    Ukrainian government troops say they came under heavy fire in recent days as they retreated from the town of Debaltseve, now under the control of pro-Russian separatists. On February 19, some soldiers said that they did not receive the strategic support they were promised. The troops are now digging trenches outside the town of Artemivsk and are...