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    Ukraine Ceasefire May Be About To Die Officially As Violations Reach Peak — Or Moscow May Cool Off Conflict
    May07

    Ukraine Ceasefire May Be About To Die Officially As Violations Reach Peak — Or Moscow May Cool Off Conflict

    Eastern Ukraine is still formally under a ceasefire, as it has been for the three months following the signing of the Minsk agreements in February. But almost every day since then, the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian rebels have continued to fight, shelling and shooting at each other. …read more Source: International Business...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with eastern separatists
    May07

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with eastern separatists

    One of deadliest days since ceasefire agreement comes as government and representatives from rebel groups meet in Belarus to seek diplomatic settlement. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015
    May06

    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

    I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of “The Diary of the Political Idiot,” maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet. In 2005, I happened to be in New York at the UN...

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink
    May06

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said four soldiers died when their armored vehicle hit a mine near the front line town of Avdiivka....

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Talks On Shaky truce
    May06

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Talks On Shaky truce

    Ukrainian and separatist representatives have met in Minsk for the first time since the two sides signed a peace deal in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    A little more than a year and-a-half ago, the very idea of creating such fortifications — reminiscent of World War I trench warfare — would have struck many as perverse …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay
    May06

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief said that she was confident Britain would remain within the bloc as it was in the interests of both the EU and Britain, which goes to the polls on Thursday. The stakes are higher than usual for the election because of a rare confluence of factors which mean Britain’s future in the EU, as well...

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine
    May06

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine

    Both pro-government and pro-Russian sides have reported increasingly intense fire in eastern Ukraine, despite the ceasefire still being in place. Ukraine’s defence forces in the war stricken Donbas region, referred to as the Anti-Terrorist Operations units (ATO), accused the rebels today of violating the agreement 42 times in only six hours...

    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy
    May06

    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

    A little over a year since Moscow seized Crimea and instigated the “Russian spring” in a bid to detach the entire east and south of Ukraine, the Kremlin would seem to be the master of the situation. By all accounts Russian rule remains wildly popular in Crimea itself, with the notable exception of the Crimean Tatars, who are not numerous enough...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine’s eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire...