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    Fresh cease-fire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh cease-fire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists Monday appeared to be respecting a new cease-fire attempt after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

    The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions …read more Source: ABC...

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies
    Feb20

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Support For EU Allies

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to defending the territory of its European allies. During a visit with European Union officials in Brussels on February 20, Pence also called on Russia to respect its commitments to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. (RFE/RL) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges
    Feb20

    RFE/RL Contributor Denies Russian ‘Separatism’ Charges

    Journalist Mykola Semena is an RFE/RL contributor accused of “separatism” by the Russian authorities because of an article he wrote that criticized Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service on February 17, Semena stated that his personal opinions did not constitute a crime....

    Ukraine soldier killed in clashes despite cease-fire
    Feb20

    Ukraine soldier killed in clashes despite cease-fire

    One soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said on Feb. 20, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend and which took effect as of Feb. 20 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO
    Feb20

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them. Upon arrival in Brussels on Sunday, Pence said he looked “very much forward” to his meetings with EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini, European Council...

    Moscow erects border with Belarus, undermines its links with Ukraine and the Baltics
    Feb20

    Moscow erects border with Belarus, undermines its links with Ukraine and the Baltics

    Image: TUT.by On 16 February, Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, announced that the Kremlin does not plan to introduce a visa regime with Belarus. His statement comes in a context of increasingly harsh measures on behalf of Moscow towards Belarus over the past half year, beginning when Russia decided to partially reinstate its...

    The White House is at war with itself over foreign policy
    Feb20

    The White House is at war with itself over foreign policy

    We are one month in to Donald Trump’s presidency. From the extraordinary use of his Mar-a-Lago clubhouse as an open-air situation room, to National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s unprecedented sacking, to the President’s Lear-worthy performance at an impromptu press conference, this administration is demonstrating an...

    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’
    Feb20

    Today at Commission, Poland spat and ‘fake news’

    There’s been a visit to Brussels by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and tough Eurogroup talks on a Greek bailout, but this Commission midday briefing was mainly focused on what the commissioners got up to (or not) at the weekend. Asked about a heated exchange between Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Polish Foreign...

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements
    Feb20

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements

    As Ukrainians mark the third anniversary of the Maidan uprising that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich, the U.S. is demanding that Russia honor the Minsk agreements, intended to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to leaders gathered at Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday “the United States will...