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    Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Bent on Restoring Russian Power
    Feb25

    Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Bent on Restoring Russian Power

    Henry Ridgwell Published February 25, 2015 Despite Russia’s crisis-hit economy, approval ratings for President Vladimir Putin are near record highs. Western sanctions against Moscow have failed to curb Russian interference in Ukraine. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, Putin analysts say the former spy is determined to restore Russia to...

    U.S. defense leader uncertain about arming Ukraine
    Feb25

    U.S. defense leader uncertain about arming Ukraine

    ‘I do not believe Ukrainian forces can stop a Russian advance in eastern Ukraine … even with lethal arming support,’ said top NATO commander US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Pro-Russian rebels demonstrate arms pullback in Ukraine
    Feb25

    Pro-Russian rebels demonstrate arms pullback in Ukraine

    OBILNE, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday took journalists to see a column of artillery pieces being moved, saying it proved that their forces were withdrawing heavy weapons in line with a truce. However, there was no way of verifying whether the 14 122mm howitzers towed down a road in eastern Ukraine were really being withdrawn fro...

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    KIEV — The United States expressed fury at Russia’s “lies” over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed cease-fire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday. But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for “tra...

    Ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine
    Feb25

    Ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine

    KIEV: A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, but tensions remained high after the US accused Russia of “lies” and Britain ordered a small troop deployment to train Kiev’s forces. Russia in turn has warned it could within days cut off gas supplies to Ukraine — and, by extension, to parts of the European...

    Germany concerned about volatile cease-fire in Ukraine
    Feb25

    Germany concerned about volatile cease-fire in Ukraine

    Implementation of Minsk agreement remains unsatisfactory, German government spokesman Seibert says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis
    Feb25

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis

    TBILISI—Georgia plans a reform drive including privatizations, budget cuts and restructuring of foreign currency bank loans to contain the country’s economic crisis, officials said on Wednesday. The former Soviet republic’s economy has been battered by a plunge in the Russian rouble and the conflict in Ukraine. Declining foreign...

    Ministry of Tourism cancels participation in March Kyiv Exhibition: ETPA Official
    Feb25

    Ministry of Tourism cancels participation in March Kyiv Exhibition: ETPA Official

    The Ministry of Tourism cancelled its participation in a Kyiv Exhibition due to the political conditions, according to an official at the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority (ETPA). Strife has broken out between pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and the central government. The official said, in an exclusive statement to Daily News...

    UK to dispatch a team of soldiers to Ukraine for ‘training’ – US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    UK to dispatch a team of soldiers to Ukraine for ‘training’ – US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    KIEV: The United States expressed fury at Russia’s “lies” over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone yesterday. But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for...

    British Blogger Raises Awkward Questions on Russia’s Role in Ukraine
    Feb25

    British Blogger Raises Awkward Questions on Russia’s Role in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—It was not an unusual evening for war blogger Eliot Higgins. As he was rocking his infant son to sleep in his bedroom in the English city of Leicester, Higgins, who has written in-depth reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, was engaging in an online war of words with a pro-Kremlin blogger over Twitter. This time he and his Bellingcat...

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