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    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce unravels as battle rages, arms pullback stalls

    Pro-Russian rebels and government forces fought street-to-street in a strategic town in east Ukraine on Tuesday and refused to pull back their heavy guns, all but scuppering hopes that a European-brokered peace deal will end months of conflict. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians
    Feb17

    E. Ukraine Cease-fire Breach Traps Thousands of Civilians

    The U.N. human rights office says it is very alarmed by reports thousands of civilians are trapped in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. The agency says pitched battles between pro-Russian rebels and government forces continue despite the recently declared cease-fire. The U.N. human rights office says it has not managed to get reliable...

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet
    Feb17

    Born Without Arms, Woman Draws With Her Feet

    LESNOVKA, Crimea—Marina Khodiy, 21, learned to draw early in childhood like most children. The only difference was that she had to do it with her toes, since she was born without arms. She also learned to use her feet to work on a computer and even to tap out text messages on her cell phone. With her dexterous feet, she can drink a cup of tea and...

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s military is facing a make or break moment in a crucial besieged city

    A city critical to the Ukrainian military may have fallen to Russian-backed separatists, despite the existence of a ceasefire in the country. And it could get ugly. Citing claims made by the separatists to the Associated Press, The Guardian has reported that the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve has fallen to the rebels. If the claims are true,...

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce
    Feb17

    Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite truce

    Destroyed Ukrainian military armored vehicles are seen on the northern outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Feb. 17. Despite a ceasefire, which began on Sunday, artillery shelling was heard in the nearby town of Debaltseve. Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images A ceasefire imposed Saturday night on Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatists was...

    Ukraine Says Group of Servicemen Taken Prisoner in Besieged Town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine Says Group of Servicemen Taken Prisoner in Besieged Town of Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense ministry said on Tuesday a group of service personnel had been taken prisoner by separatists in the strategic town of Debaltseve where government positions have been under attack from Russian-backed separatists. But, in the same statement, the ministry denied reports by the Russian media and separatists...

    THE US @NEW WORLD ORDER: WHY UKRAINE IS NOT A NATIONAL INTEREST PRIORITY & ISIS IS
    Feb17

    THE US @NEW WORLD ORDER: WHY UKRAINE IS NOT A NATIONAL INTEREST PRIORITY & ISIS IS

    As in the US the attention is focused on the ceasefire in Ukraine, many still insist it shall be armed by the West. On the contrary, the international community should be consistent in pressing both parties for a quick, compromise solution, necessarily including a high degree of autonomy for Eastern Ukraine. More pressing problems in fact require...

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine says some soldiers taken prisoner in Debaltseve

    The Ukrainian defense ministry says a group of its soldiers has been ambushed and taken prisoner in the town that is the epicenter of fighting with separatists. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town
    Feb17

    Rebels claim to capture key Ukrainian town

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Tuesday to have taken the key transportation hub of Debaltseve as both parties faced a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line. …read more Source: CTV...