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    Obama needs to know that Merkel won’t go weak on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama needs to know that Merkel won’t go weak on Ukraine

    Differences of opinion about how to tackle Vladimir Putin’s advances in Ukraine have strained relations between the US and Germany and France, with US hawks hovering …read more Source: The...

    EU delays further sanctions against Russia
    Feb09

    EU delays further sanctions against Russia

    EU foreign ministers are delaying imposing new sanctions on Russia in order to give a planned peace summit on the Ukraine crisis a chance. But that doesn’t mean sanctions won’t go ahead. Bernd Riegert from Brussels. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    The west must talk to Vladimir Putin about Ukraine | Letters
    Feb09

    The west must talk to Vladimir Putin about Ukraine | Letters

    I have no love for modern capitalist Russia, or for Vladimir Putin, but there are always two sides to a conflict. Regrettably, the Guardian gives credence mainly to the anti-Putin version. In that narrative, the Russian leader is alleged to have violated Ukraine’s sovereignty, though no hard evidence is offered. For those who support...

    Pusic: EU and US differ on how to tackle Ukraine crisis
    Feb09

    Pusic: EU and US differ on how to tackle Ukraine crisis

    Croatia’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Vesna Pusic, said in Brussels on Monday that the European Union and the United States differed in their views of how to tackle the Ukraine crisis. “The EU is not divided so much. It is allies and… …read more Source:...

    Obama backs off Ukraine military option but backs German diplomatic effort
    Feb09

    Obama backs off Ukraine military option but backs German diplomatic effort

    US president sidesteps issue of sending arms to Ukraine during joint news conference with Angela Merkel on how to counter Russian aggressionBarack Obama has thrown his support behind German diplomatic efforts to contain Russia in Ukraine, hinting that military alternatives under consideration by the White House remain largely symbolic and fraught...

    Obama, Merkel Vow to Push for Diplomatic Solution to Ukraine Conflict
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Vow to Push for Diplomatic Solution to Ukraine Conflict

    The United States and its European allies remain committed to finding a diplomatic solution to tensions with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama said on Monday. “Even as we continue to work for a diplomatic solution we are making it clear again today that if Russia continues on its current course, which is ruining the...

    Ukraine crisis: Barack Obama and Angela Merkel show united front ahead of Minsk summit while holding off on tricky question of military aid
    Feb09

    Ukraine crisis: Barack Obama and Angela Merkel show united front ahead of Minsk summit while holding off on tricky question of military aid

    President Barack Obama and his German counterpart Angela Merkel played a delicate duet today obscuring divisions between them over sending lethal arms to Ukraine to help it counter Russian aggression at its eastern borders while sending a message to Moscow that it is not off the table either. …read more Source: The...

    US ‘developing legislation’ on weapons to Ukraine
    Feb09

    US ‘developing legislation’ on weapons to Ukraine

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    US Move to Arm Ukraine Will Break Intl Accords, Russia’s UN Envoy Says
    Feb09

    US Move to Arm Ukraine Will Break Intl Accords, Russia’s UN Envoy Says

    The United States would violate a number of international agreements if it started supplying weapons to the Ukrainian military at the request of the government in Kiev, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Monday. “The US has taken a selective approach to international law many times. Therefore, such a decision /on weapons/...

    Obama meets Merkel and keeps open mind on whether to send weapons to Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama meets Merkel and keeps open mind on whether to send weapons to Ukraine

    President Barack Obama says the US and its European allies remain committed to finding a diplomatic solution to tensions with Russia over the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

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