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    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority
    Feb05

    Hungary PM: Strong Diplomatic Ties with Russia, Germany a Priority

    BUDAPEST—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday that his main foreign policy goal was maintaining good ties with Russia and Germany, adding that the United States was an important partner but not the central focus of foreign policy. A maverick leader whose warm relations with Moscow have irked European and American partners at a...

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine
    Feb05

    Obama Defense Nominee Favors Lethal Military Aid for Ukraine

    Michael Bowman Published February 04, 2015 President Barack Obama’s pick to be America’s next secretary of defense says he favors sending U.S. military aid to Ukraine and speeding arms sales to Jordan — and lists Iran and the Islamic State as major threats in the Middle East. Ashton Carter testified at his confirmation hearing...

    Arms for Ukraine?
    Feb04

    Arms for Ukraine?

    One hot topic in Washington this week is whether the Barack Obama administration will start supplying weapons to the Ukrainian military for its fight against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. Until now the aid from the US has been of the “non-lethal” variety: body armor, first aid kits, night vision goggles....

    Arms for Ukraine?
    Feb04

    Arms for Ukraine?

    US Secretary of Defence nominee Ashton Carter supports sending lethal aid to Ukraine. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine: 35 killed in eastern region clashes
    Feb04

    Ukraine: 35 killed in eastern region clashes

    In the past 24 hours, 13 civilians, 18 pro-Russian separatists, and four Ukrainian soldiers were killed. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Hospital shelled in east Ukraine
    Feb04

    Hospital shelled in east Ukraine

    KIEV: Shelling at a hospital in east Ukraine killed four people on Wednesday ahead of a visit to Kiev by US Secretary of State John Kerry that will see possible arms supplies high on the agenda. The latest deaths came as international pressure grew for an immediate halt to surging violence which has seen hundreds of civilians killed in recent...

    UPDATE 1-Biden heads to Europe amid intensive diplomacy on Ukraine
    Feb04

    UPDATE 1-Biden heads to Europe amid intensive diplomacy on Ukraine

    (Adds other Ukrainian diplomacy under way, quotes) By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet top European leaders in Brussels and Munich this week to discuss boosting security and financial aid to Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    U.S. VP Biden to discuss aid to Ukraine in Brussels, Munich -senior U.S. official
    Feb04

    U.S. VP Biden to discuss aid to Ukraine in Brussels, Munich -senior U.S. official

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet top European leaders this week in Brussels and Munich this week to discuss options for boosting security and financial aid to Ukraine and steeper economic sanctions on Russia, senior… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: US mulls sending arms to Kiev
    Feb04

    Ukraine: US mulls sending arms to Kiev

    Observers fear launch of a proxy war with Russia …read more Source: Anadolu...

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Feb04

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine

    A French diplomatic source said arming Ukrainian authorities would not be coherent at a time when Western powers are asking Russia to stop providing separatists with weapons. …read more Source: World...

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