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‘A Real War Going On’: Mixed News From the Front Lines in Ukraine

Almost as many Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in two years of fighting as American troops died in combat in Afghanistan over 14 years. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)
Almost as many Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in two years of fighting as American troops died in combat in Afghanistan over 14 years. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

KYIV, Ukraine—The 2-year-old Ukraine war has hit a grim milestone amid the longest and most durable lull in fighting since the conflict began. Ukrainian President...




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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, on Nov. 30, 2015. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, at the International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on Aug. 17, 2011. (Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference at the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, in Soyapango, 6 kilometers east of San Salvador, on Jan. 27, 2016. Health authorities have issued a national alert against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika virus which might cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

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