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    Situation Report: New Syrian cease-fire in the works; Libya, and Tunisia, takes center stage, NATO looking at North Africa; lots of defense cash in Asia, Ukraine heats up; and lots more
    Feb22

    Situation Report: New Syrian cease-fire in the works; Libya, and Tunisia, takes center stage, NATO looking at North Africa; lots of defense cash in Asia, Ukraine heats up; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Stop, don’t stop. Looks like it may be up to President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to iron out some of the final details of a potential, and uneasy, truce between the Syrian government and the rebels battling against it. Choosing his words very carefully, Secretary of …...

    How Ukraine’s War Became Big Business For The Underworld
    Feb22

    How Ukraine’s War Became Big Business For The Underworld

    The deal was complete in a matter of minutes and the fuel barrels stood empty. The smugglers, however, would soon be embarking on their next run.A week’s work in rebel-held Luhansk had depleted the taxi’s diesel tanks; every fuel station stood empty. Following a flurry of phone calls, the driver reserved the last spot on the client...

    Germany, France press for peace plan action ahead of Ukraine visit
    Feb22

    Germany, France press for peace plan action ahead of Ukraine visit

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and France on Monday called for the implementation of the Minsk peace plan for Ukraine, urging both Moscow and Kiev… …read more Source:...

    Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera
    Feb22

    Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

    WASHINGTON – Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States. Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song mourns Moscow purge of Crimean Tatars
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song mourns Moscow purge of Crimean Tatars

    By Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) – A Crimean Tatar who sings about Joseph Stalin’s deportation of hundreds of thousands of people from… …read more Source:...

    Fighting In Ukraine Picks Up Sharply
    Feb22

    Fighting In Ukraine Picks Up Sharply

    Though overshadowed by the war in Syria, fighting in eastern Ukraine has picked up sharply in recent weeks, residents along the front line, commanders and European monitors say. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Maidan Massacre: Two Years On A Survivor Remembers
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Maidan Massacre: Two Years On A Survivor Remembers

    For more than two months, Ivan Rapovyi’s wife forbade him to go to Maidan, the Kiev square protesters called their “island of freedom” as they sought to rid Ukraine of Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovich and his allies. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Conflict Affects Over Half A Million Children
    Feb22

    Ukraine Conflict Affects Over Half A Million Children

    The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in the east of the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, highlighting that 200,000… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Firebomb Attacks Target Russian Banks In Ukraine
    Feb22

    Firebomb Attacks Target Russian Banks In Ukraine

    In Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, an office of the Russian Sberbank was torched late on February 21 shortly after would-be arsonists failed to set ablaze another Sberbank office in Lviv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France, Germany Urge Ukraine To Push Forward On Reforms
    Feb22

    France, Germany Urge Ukraine To Push Forward On Reforms

    The German and French foreign ministers have praised Ukraine for its reforms thus far but is urging Kyiv Ukraine to push for greater progress in battling corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...