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  1. Ukraine Cease-fire Begins With Trouble

    As families in separatist areas of eastern Ukraine emerged from shelters to enjoy the cease-fire that went into effect Sunday, much-anticipated trouble was already brewing nearby. Shells landed on government positions, and rebels surrounding the rail hub of Debaltseve pressed their claim to the town and refused to allow European truce monitors access. With this shaky start, the document hammered out by Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders last week may soon go up in flames.

    Bloomberg, Daily Mail

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