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    West weighs risks as it considers arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    West weighs risks as it considers arming Ukraine

    Some say those who oppose supplying weapons to Kiev are appeasers; others argue it could lead to serious escalationIn Kiev, John Kerry had a clear message for Russia and Vladimir Putin: the Kremlin should respect Ukraine’s territory, negotiate constructively and stop funnelling weapons and troops into the east of the country.The problem is...

    Nato will establish rapid reaction force to counter perceived threat of Russian aggression
    Feb05

    Nato will establish rapid reaction force to counter perceived threat of Russian aggression

    Command posts to be set up in six eastern members states in show of solidarity and resolve following Russia’s intervention in UkraineNato declared on Thursday it will set up six new command posts on its eastern borders and create a 5,000-strong rapid reaction force in an effort to show resolve and solidarity in the face of what the alliance...

    The Guardian view on the Ukraine conflict: Swift action needed | Editorial
    Feb05

    The Guardian view on the Ukraine conflict: Swift action needed | Editorial

    European leaders must be prepared to back fresh peace talks with credible threats. While supplying arms would be dangerous, it is time to consider severing Russia’s financial linksOn the eastern rims of Europe, a bad situation is getting nastier. The war in Ukraine, which has already claimed over 5,000 lives in nine months, has been...

    Can Obama halt years of unmet national security promises before it’s too late?
    Feb05

    Can Obama halt years of unmet national security promises before it’s too late?

    The president’s new national security strategy could mark a stiffening of hawkish tendencies on Ukraine and other challenges where the US has appeared reactiveBarack Obama unveils his administration’s new national security strategy on Friday with the sound of past foreign policy promise ringing in his ears – and its unmet challenges...

    Ukraine currency plummets after interest rate hike
    Feb05

    Ukraine currency plummets after interest rate hike

    Central bank intervention fails to stem hryvnia’s decline, piling further pressure on policymakers to secure IMF bailoutUkraine’s currency lost more than a third of its value on foreign exchange markets at one point on Thursday, piling fresh pressure on policymakers to secure an emergency bailout from the International Monetary...

    Ukraine: Donetsk residential tower block hit by shelling – video report
    Feb05

    Ukraine: Donetsk residential tower block hit by shelling – video report

    The aftermath of shelling in a residential area of Donetsk on Wednesday, as fighting between Ukraine’s armed forces and pro-Russian separatists intensifies. The shells fell in areas that were previously considered safe. Officials say at least seven civilians were killed and 33 injured in the last 24 hours. More than 5,000 people have died...

    For Vladimir Putin the future is certain but the past is unpredictable | Natalie Nougayrède
    Feb05

    For Vladimir Putin the future is certain but the past is unpredictable | Natalie Nougayrède

    The 70th anniversary of the post-war Yalta conference is a reminder that totalitarian regimes rely upon controlling the historical narrativeLittle noticed in the debate on how Europe should deal with Russia, looms a big anniversary: 70 years ago this week Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in Yalta to decide post-war arrangements following the...

    Hollande and Merkel fly to Kiev in new effort to resolve Ukraine crisis
    Feb05

    Hollande and Merkel fly to Kiev in new effort to resolve Ukraine crisis

    As John Kerry arrives in Kiev, French president says he will make new proprosal to Poroshenko and PutinFrench president François Hollande and the German chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Thursday and Moscow on Friday for talks to make a new proposal to solve the Ukraine crisis.“Together with Angela Merkel we have decided to take a...

    ‘Uzbekistan separatist movement threatens ancient culture’
    Feb05

    ‘Uzbekistan separatist movement threatens ancient culture’

    The war in eastern Ukraine has spurred calls for independence for Karakalpakstan, a depressed semi-autonomous region of Uzbekistan. But some say the campaign risks a backlash that could endanger the whole community The Republic of Karakalpakstan is one of the most depressed areas of the former Soviet Union. Much of the vast semi-autonomous region...

    Nato shows signs of battle fatigue in confrontation with ruthless Putin
    Feb05

    Nato shows signs of battle fatigue in confrontation with ruthless Putin

    Russia’s Kremlin, unfettered by the need to build consensus, is ahead of the game in clash with Europe and the US over Ukraine – and waging a propaganda warDemocracy is messy. And, when it comes to multinational clubs and coalitions like Nato or the EU, it is also very bureaucratic. Committees and task forces, summits and consensuses,...

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