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    Ken Clarke: Sending troops to Ukraine will not ‘solve anything’
    Feb25

    Ken Clarke: Sending troops to Ukraine will not ‘solve anything’

    Former Tory Cabinet minister undermines David Cameron’s pledge to send UK troops to Ukraine to help train government forces fighting Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Remembering Ukraine’s ‘Heavenly Hundred’
    Feb25

    Remembering Ukraine’s ‘Heavenly Hundred’

    Kiev, Ukraine. 20th February 2015 — A Ukrainian carries a torn national flag at a mourning ceremony in memory of the heroes of “Heavenly Hundred”. February 20 during anti-government protests on Independence Square about 100 activists were killed. — One year after over 100 people were killed at Independence Square aka Maidan Square in Kiev...

    Russia defends Minsk ceasefire deal while France warns of further sanctions – video
    Feb25

    Russia defends Minsk ceasefire deal while France warns of further sanctions – video

    Russia is concerned that those outside Ukraine and in Kiev want a peace deal in the east of the country to fail, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says on Wednesday. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, says Moscow willl face more EU sanctions if pro-Russia rebels attack Ukraine’s government-held port of Mariupol, which he points out...

    ‘Ministry of Truth’ Recruits Ukrainians for ‘Internet Army’
    Feb25

    ‘Ministry of Truth’ Recruits Ukrainians for ‘Internet Army’

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy is ramping up its attempts to win the information war with Russia. Their newest idea? Launching a website to recruit Ukrainian social media users for a government-run “Internet army.” Minister Yuri Stets had already hinted in January that an “Internet force” of influential...

    Europe warns about lifting sanctions against Yanukovich’s officials
    Feb25

    Europe warns about lifting sanctions against Yanukovich’s officials

    On Jan. 20 this year, the European External Action Service (EEAS) forwarded a letter to the government of Ukraine and law enforcement agencies warning them about lifting sanctions against a number of former Ukrainian officials. …read more Source:...

    Amnesty report: 2014 – “an ultimate low point"
    Feb25

    Amnesty report: 2014 – “an ultimate low point"

    Author(s): Dan Alexe Ukraine shelling.jpg Calling 2014 a “devastating year”, Amnesty International writes in its latest yearly report that this must change and that world leaders must act immediately to address this issue so that the citizens can get a better future. “We must hope that looking backward to 2014 in the years to come,...

    Russia says many in Kiev want Ukraine peace deal to fail
    Feb25

    Russia says many in Kiev want Ukraine peace deal to fail

    Russia is concerned that many people in Kiev and outside Ukraine want a peace deal in the east of the country to fail, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. …read more Source: Macedonian Information...

    President emphasized truth and non-appeasement of Russia in Independence Day speech, Estonian analysts say
    Feb25

    President emphasized truth and non-appeasement of Russia in Independence Day speech, Estonian analysts say

    Professor and foreign policy analyst Andres Kasekamp said that the main focus of Ilves’s speech was the importance of truth in regards to Ukraine conflict. Law professor Lauri Mälksoo said that Ilves also referred to the importance of not appeasing the aggressors. …read more Source:...

    Normandy Group Calls for Reinforcement of OSCE Mission to Ukraine
    Feb25

    Normandy Group Calls for Reinforcement of OSCE Mission to Ukraine

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in the so-called “Normandy format” on Tuesday, calling for the reinforcement of the OSCE monitoring mission to Ukraine. The foreign ministers also called for respect of the ceasefire agreement, that had been agreed by the leaders of the Normandy group earlier in February in Minsk,...

    Ukraine truce appears to take hold; currency trading banned
    Feb25

    Ukraine truce appears to take hold; currency trading banned

    KIEV/MAKIYVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A long-awaited truce appeared to be taking hold at last in east Ukraine on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels pulled artillery from the front, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading. …read more Source:...

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