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    In their cynicism about Putin, western diplomats are making the Ukrainian crisis worse | Mary Dejevsky
    Feb19

    In their cynicism about Putin, western diplomats are making the Ukrainian crisis worse | Mary Dejevsky

    The Russian president has every reason to want the ceasefire to hold, but if the west continues to misread his motives there’s little chance of it happeningEver since the roadmap for peace in Ukraine was agreed last week, the prevailing mood in western capitals has been pessimism laced with cynicism. In the unlikely event that the ceasefire...

    Russia a threat to Baltic states after Ukraine conflict, warns Michael Fallon
    Feb19

    Russia a threat to Baltic states after Ukraine conflict, warns Michael Fallon

    Defence secretary claims Vladimir Putin could repeat tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance Russian president Vladimir Putin could repeat the tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance, the defence secretary has warned.Michael Fallon said Nato must be ready for Russian aggression...

    Cyprus to strike “significant agreements” with Russia
    Feb19

    Cyprus to strike “significant agreements” with Russia

    Nicos Anastasiades, the president of Cyprus, will fly to Moscow on 25 February to reach what his office describes as “significant agreements” with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cypriot foreign minister, told a Brussels audience on 10 February that speculation that Cyprus would lease military bases to Russia was...

    Ukraine calls for EU peacekeeper mission
    Feb19

    Ukraine calls for EU peacekeeper mission

    President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine called for UN peacekeepers to be sent into conflict zones in the east of his country on Wednesday, after pro-Russian separatists took over a key town. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ukraine appeals to UN and EU to send peacekeeping mission to Ukraine
    Feb19

    Ukraine appeals to UN and EU to send peacekeeping mission to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, February 18, voiced an appeal to the UN and the European Union to set up a peacekeeping mission in the country to enforce a ceasefire. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Poroshenko proposes international peacekeepers for eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    Poroshenko proposes international peacekeepers for eastern Ukraine

    The fall of Debaltseve is one of the worst defeats of the war for Ukraine’s troops who were unable to stop an advance by pro-Russian rebels fighting… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Euro and Russian leaders hold phone conference
    Feb19

    Ukraine: Euro and Russian leaders hold phone conference

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    The Russian Military Commander Allegedly Leading Ukraine’s Separatists
    Feb19

    The Russian Military Commander Allegedly Leading Ukraine’s Separatists

    Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock. Vladimir Putin has attracted considerable attention for comments in Budapest yesterday, February 17, where he urged Ukraine to accept defeat in Debaltseve after losing to “yesterday’s miners and tractor drivers.” Putin’s appeal comes as many on the RuNet believe they’ve found video proof that...

    Pressure mounts on Kiev after fall of key transport hub
    Feb18

    Pressure mounts on Kiev after fall of key transport hub

    Loss of Debaltzeve to rebel forces may yet breath life into embattled ceasefire plan …read more Source: The Irish...

    Ukraine crisis: Hollow posturing as Kiev’s troops make bitter retreat from besieged Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine crisis: Hollow posturing as Kiev’s troops make bitter retreat from besieged Debaltseve

    Some of the soldiers were agitated, others euphoric. Shouts of “Glory to Ukraine” went up, and victory salutes were brandished. Yet their posturing seemed hollow, given the operation they were engaged in: Ukraine’s withdrawal from Debaltseve, after days of fighting against Russian-backed rebels in the strategic town. …read more...

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