Kramatorsk, Ukraine - An unexploded rocket landed in a residential area on February 10. A day later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus, to broker a peace deal as well as the withdrawal of heavy weapons to create two demilitarized buffer zones between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. Less than two days into the cease-fire, at least 129 violations had occurred, according to Ukrainian defense spokesman Andriy Lysenko. Ukraine also accused Russia of continuing to send troops and tanks, an assertion Moscow denied.
Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show a troop surge at the southwest border, a request made by the White House amid President Donald Trump’s renewed push to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants.