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    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender
    Feb18

    Putin Calls On Ukraine Troops Encircled at Debaltseve to Surrender

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on pro-Russian rebels to allow besieged Ukrainian troops safe passage out of the encircled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in the Hungarian capital, Putin also urged the Kyiv government to allow its troops to surrender. Putin spoke alongside Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...

    Afghan-Born Ukrainian Legislator Warns of Russian Takeover
    Feb17

    Afghan-Born Ukrainian Legislator Warns of Russian Takeover

    Like many other members of Ukraine’s parliament, Mustafa Nayyem doubts the cease-fire in his government’s battle with Russia-backed separatists will last, given what he sees as Russia’s lack of good faith. But Nayyem speaks from a unique perspective: He was born in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and went on in his...

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015
    Feb17

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists said they would not carry out an agreement to pull back heavy guns in east Ukraine on Tuesday, pushing a shaky peace deal closer to collapse. …read more Source: Voice of...

    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...

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic
    Feb17

    Russian Prosecutors Demand 10 Years for Kremlin Critic

    Russian prosecutors called on Tuesday for Kremlin critic and protest leader Alexei Navalny be jailed for 10 years as they appealed against a suspended sentence he received last year in a theft case, arguing it was “too soft.” Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted last year of stealing 30 million rubles — nearly $500,000 at the...

    Merkel: Ukraine, Russia Agree to Allow Monitors in Contested Town
    Feb17

    Merkel: Ukraine, Russia Agree to Allow Monitors in Contested Town

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, and Germany have reached an agreement to provide European security monitors access to eastern Ukraine, where fighting has raged on despite an internationally brokered cease-fire. A German government statement said Tuesday the agreement was reached during a conference call between Ukrainian President Petro...

    E. Ukraine Truce on Verge of Collapse
    Feb16

    E. Ukraine Truce on Verge of Collapse

    A new cease-fire in Ukraine is teetering on the brink of collapse as Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels are accusing each other of violating the truce. …read more Source: Voice of...

    EU Resumes Direct Aid to Zimbabwe
    Feb16

    EU Resumes Direct Aid to Zimbabwe

    The European Union has given Zimbabwe 234 million euros ($267 million), it said on Monday, the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation’s government since imposing sanctions in 2002. The 28-nation EU has gradually eased biting sanctions on Zimbabwe to encourage political reform, although it has kept an...

    Heavy Armor Withdrawal in Ukraine Set to Begin Monday
    Feb16

    Heavy Armor Withdrawal in Ukraine Set to Begin Monday

    Withdrawal of heavy armor from the frontlines in Ukraine is set to begin Monday under terms of the cease-fire deal aimed at ending the fighting in the country’s east. Sunday marked the first full day of the cease-fire, which appears largely to be holding except in the key railway town of Debaltseve, where most of the fighting has taken...

    Ukrainian City Honors Rocket Attack Victims as Shaky Cease-Fire Comes Into Effect
    Feb16

    Ukrainian City Honors Rocket Attack Victims as Shaky Cease-Fire Comes Into Effect

    In Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s regional military headquarters for battling Russia-backed rebels in the east, officials held a memorial Saturday for those killed in a Tuesday rocket attack. A midnight cease-fire has stopped most fighting between Ukrainian forces and the rebels, though some sporadic clashes continue. Concerns remain focused on the...

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