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      Troops loose Debaltseve to Ukraine rebels
      Feb19

      Troops loose Debaltseve to Ukraine rebels

      Ukrainian troops ride on an armored vehicle outside Artemivsk, Ukraine, while pulling out of Debaltseve, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo) 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...

      Russia condemned for Ukraine cease-fire violations
      Feb18

      Russia condemned for Ukraine cease-fire violations

      Vice President Joe Biden is condemning violations of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine that the White House is blaming on pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces. Biden spoke by phone Tuesday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The White House says the violation occurred in and around the city of Debaltseve and it was confirmed by special...

      Enforcement of peace plan fails in Ukraine
      Feb18

      Enforcement of peace plan fails in Ukraine

      Ukrainian artillery is at a position outside of the village of Luhanske, some 20 kilometers (14 miles) north of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. (AP Photo) Under...

      Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback
      Feb17

      Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

      Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the...

      Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire
      Feb16

      Heavy shelling hits Ukraine town where rebels reject ceasefire

      “The illegal armed groups are not supporting the ceasefire,” he said, adding the rebels were using Grad rockets and tanks to attack government forces holding the town. A government-held town in east Ukraine sandwiched between two rebel-controlled areas came under heavy shelling on Monday, a day after the start of a ceasefire that Russian-backed...

      Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
      Feb15

      Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks as he issues the order to start a cease-fire in the east during a meeting with defense officials in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight Sunday, but there are no immediate indications of whether either side in the conflict...

      Ukraine ceasefire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle
      Feb14

      Ukraine ceasefire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle

      Associated Press reporters observed intense shelling Friday along the highway north of Debaltseve, which remains the town’s only land link with the rest of government-controlled territory. Russia-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend ceasefire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave...

      Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine
      Feb14

      Ahead of cease-fire dealine Russia asks UNSC to take action on Ukraine

      Russia, as a permanent member of the 15-seat council, can veto any proposed resolution it dislikes. It has denied backing the separatists in eastern Ukraine, who made a late grab for territory on Friday before the cease-fire takes effect. Over the past year, the United States and other members of the UN Security Council have loudly accused Russia...

      Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26
      Feb14

      Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle; kills at least 26

      A man carries a child after shelling between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces in a residential area of the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine. Despite a looming cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine, a government-held town 40 kilometers (25 miles) behind the front line has been hit by shelling, killing at least one person. The...

      Fighting surges in Ukraine hours before ceasefire deadline
      Feb13

      Fighting surges in Ukraine hours before ceasefire deadline

      Fierce fighting surged Friday in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a weekend ceasefire deadline. At least 25 people were killed across the region, officials reported. Clashes appeared only to have increased since a peace agreement was sealed Thursday in...