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    Kerry to offer Ukraine $16.4 million in new humanitarian aid – U.S. officials
    Feb05

    Kerry to offer Ukraine $16.4 million in new humanitarian aid – U.S. officials

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Kiev on Thursday for talks with the embattled Ukrainian leadership, intends to provide an additional $16.4 million (£10.7 million) in humanitarian aid to help civilians in eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said. …read more Source: The...

    5,300 people have been killed, one million driven during Ukraine crisis.
    Feb05

    5,300 people have been killed, one million driven during Ukraine crisis.

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a temporary truce to allow civilians to be evacuated from Debaltseve town in Ukraine. In a statement, he called on the separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces to immediately move their military positions away from densely populated areas. According to reports, 5,300 people have been killed and...

    NATO to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defence
    Feb05

    NATO to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defence

    BRUSSELS – NATO was set Thursday to agree a major boost to the alliance’s defences near its Russian borders, including six command centres and a quick-reaction spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to the crisis in Ukraine.Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels that the move...

    3 killed in shelling in rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine
    Feb05

    3 killed in shelling in rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine

    The City Hall in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine says at least 3 people have been killed in shelling overnight.This follows artillery strikes on the rebel stronghold on Wednesday which hit a hospital, leaving five people dead.Fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government forces picked up in January after a month of relative calm. The...

    Ukraine calls for more military financial support
    Feb05

    Ukraine calls for more military financial support

    Ukraine is asking the international community to provide more military and financial support, with United States Secretary of state John Kerry, due in Kiev on Thursday (today). … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force
    Feb05

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force

    BRUSSELS — NATO’s chief says the alliance is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday’s meeting of defense ministers in Brussels is expected to boost the size of the force from...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Feb05

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Five more Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    China’s 2nd aircraft carrier plans leaked on social media
    Feb05

    China’s 2nd aircraft carrier plans leaked on social media

    China’s existing Liaoning aircraft carrier seen during a trial run in 2011. Pic: AP. “Hide your capabilities, bide your time” said Deng Xiaoping, China’s former leader. The question is how do you hide your strength when you are surrounded by garrulous officials? This problem became apparent this week, after authorities in the Chinese...

    Former Russian rebel leader makes Putin look cautious
    Feb05

    Former Russian rebel leader makes Putin look cautious

    Vladimir Putin’s critics say he went too far on Ukraine. The former Russian agent who helped trigger the conflict says his biggest mistake was not going far enough. Putin has made himself a “hostage” to the war in Ukraine by opting not to annex the Donetsk and Luhansk regions after taking Crimea, according to Igor […] The post Former...

    UN chief calls for sustainable ceasefire in E. Ukraine
    Feb05

    UN chief calls for sustainable ceasefire in E. Ukraine

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that he “remains gravely concerned over the situation in eastern Ukraine”, and reiterated his call for “a sustainable ceasefire to take hold and for urgent diplomatic and political action”. …read more Source: China...

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