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    GOP senators fear 'dismemberment' of Ukraine in new siege
    Feb17

    GOP senators fear 'dismemberment' of Ukraine in new siege

    Two hawkish Republican senators on Tuesday blasted President Obama and foreign leaders for not taking a tougher stance on Ukraine, amid reports the latest ceasefire is unraveling.“The Chancellor of Germany and the President of France, with the… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages
    Feb17

    Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

    A gas pipeline explodes in eastern Ukraine as fighting rages between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists, pushing a fragile peace deal closer to collapse. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Three: Rebels take troops prisoner in ambush, demand surrender in Debaltseve

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry said Tuesday, but denied rebel claims that they have seized control of the key transportation hub. The ministry said street fighting continued in Debaltseve, which has been the epicentre of fighting in the past two...

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015
    Feb17

    Ukraine, Rebels Continue Fight for Debaltseve – Feb. 17, 2015

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists said they would not carry out an agreement to pull back heavy guns in east Ukraine on Tuesday, pushing a shaky peace deal closer to collapse. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Two: Rebels ambush troops, demand surrender in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukrainian ‘cease-fire’ — Day Two: Rebels ambush troops, demand surrender in Debaltseve

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Several Ukrainian government soldiers have been ambushed and taken prisoners in Debaltseve, the defence ministry said Tuesday, but denied rebel claims that they have seized control of the key transportation hub. The ministry said street fighting continued in Debaltseve, which has been the epicentre of fighting in the past two...

    Fighting ruins Ukraine truce in Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Fighting ruins Ukraine truce in Debaltseve

    Ed AdamczykDEBALTSEVE , Ukraine, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Intense fighting in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Tuesday stands in contrast to general respect for a cease-fire arranged last week. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Military In Dire Situation As Rebels Close In On Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine Military In Dire Situation As Rebels Close In On Debaltseve

    Ukrainian government troops trapped in the strategic city of Debaltseve are facing an increasingly dire situation as pro-Russian rebels advance on the city, despite a ceasefire n effect since the weekend. Yuriy Sinkovsky, the deputy commander of Ukraine’s 40th Battalion, told an Ukrainian news source that the situation is “critical...

    Ukraine Rebels Ignore Ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukraine Rebels Ignore Ceasefire

    Despite a ceasefire that went into effect Sunday, separatists in the Ukrainian region of Debaltseve continue to shell soldiers in an attempt to gain control of an important rail hub. Here are photos and video documenting recent activity in the area. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something
    Feb17

    Kelly McParland: Hold the praise for Angela Merkel until she actually succeeds at something

    There’s a bit of a boom on for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. The German press has been all worked up over the central role she’s played in trying to corral Russian President Vladimir Putin while simultaneously working to contain the fallout of the recent Greek election. Bild called her “The World Chancellor.”Britain’s...

    Joseph Nye just delivered the most complete, cogent analysis of the Russian ‘threat’ we’ve heard this year
    Feb17

    Joseph Nye just delivered the most complete, cogent analysis of the Russian ‘threat’ we’ve heard this year

    Joseph S. Nye, the Harvard professor who coined the phrase “soft power,” appeared on Radio 4 last night and in just 30 seconds delivered the most complete, cogent analysis of Putin’s Russia we’ve heard this year. The context, before you listen to the clip, is that Europe currently feels as if it’s in thrall to...