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    The $35 billion problem worrying Vladimir Putin more more than Ukrainian sanctions
    Feb13

    The $35 billion problem worrying Vladimir Putin more more than Ukrainian sanctions

    The Ukrainian ceasefire, tortuously reached over the past few days, already looks in danger of collapsing as reports emerge of continued fighting in the east of the country. …read more Source: The...

    Fierce fighting in Ukraine ahead of ceasefire deadline
    Feb13

    Fierce fighting in Ukraine ahead of ceasefire deadline

    At least 17 people were killed in battles in east Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major and sustained new push on Friday to capture the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve ahead of a midnight Sunday ceasefire deadline. …read more Source: France...

    Russia Says You Can’t Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They’re Bad
    Feb13

    Russia Says You Can’t Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They’re Bad

    Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s government-run media watchdog, has issued a new set of “clarifications” about the media’s freedom to mention officially recognized “extremist” groups. The Justice Ministry has banned 41 such groups, most recently targeting five Ukrainian nationalist organizations in November 2014....

    ‘Extreme tourism’ in eastern Ukraine
    Feb13

    ‘Extreme tourism’ in eastern Ukraine

    A Russian travel company says it will take people on tours of war-torn eastern Ukraine in armoured vehicles. …read more Source:...

    Stanislav Belkovsky: Russia getting ready to inflame major war
    Feb13

    Stanislav Belkovsky: Russia getting ready to inflame major war

    Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst, is convinced that while Europe and the US are trying to preserve peace, Russia is preparing to fuel a major war. …read more Source:...

    Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild?
    Feb13

    Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild?

    Newly mobilized Ukrainian soldiers go to position during military drills in base Desna 100km north from Kiev. © Efrem Lukatsky/AP/Press Association Images This week, following marathon talks peppered with disagreements, walkouts, and at least one furious pencil-snapping, a tentative ceasefire has been agreed in Ukraine. In what some observers are...

    Yermoshina: Ukraine will have to go the way of patience, understanding, and tolerance
    Feb13

    Yermoshina: Ukraine will have to go the way of patience, understanding, and tolerance

    “I would very much like everything declared to be implemented. However, every clause — apart from the ceasefire clause, which is unconditional — contains a huge action program. In order to fulfill any clause, Ukraine will have to complete the long way of humility, patience, understanding, and tolerance. Many will have to forfeit their own pride...

    Ukraine is a long way from peace, says President Petro Poroshenko – video
    Feb13

    Ukraine is a long way from peace, says President Petro Poroshenko – video

    Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, tells soldiers at a military training base on Friday not to be overly optimistic about the peace agreement signed in Minsk. Two civilians were killed on Friday in shelling in government-held Shchastya, near Luhansk. The ceasefire agreed by Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is due to...

    OSCE raises concerns over continuing fighting in Ukraine
    Feb13

    OSCE raises concerns over continuing fighting in Ukraine

    The security watchdog in Ukraine has expressed its concerns over the continuing fighting. Nonetheless, the head of the Organisation for Security and… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko casts doubt on Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    Poroshenko casts doubt on Ukraine peace deal

    One day after the signing of the Minsk peace accord, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cast doubt on the agreement’s practicability.”I want nobody to have any illusions. We are still far away from peace, and nobody is fully convinced that the conditions… …read more Source:...

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