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    Battles persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve
    Feb16

    Battles persists for Ukraine railway hub Debaltseve

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a ceasefire deal brokered last week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine has a $1 billion plan to wean itself off Russian gas
    Feb16

    Ukraine has a $1 billion plan to wean itself off Russian gas

    Ukraine announced plans to spend $1 billion to build up a strategic gas reserve in order to reduce its reliance on fuel imports from Russia. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Saturday that the country would borrow the money using government guarantees in order to shift the country to European suppliers of natural gas, according to The...

    Battles Persist for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal
    Feb16

    Battles Persist for Ukraine Railway Hub, Despite Peace Deal

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine—Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered last week. The warring sides are under an agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.
    Feb16

    FP’s Situation Report: The Islamic State rises in North Africa; Terror hits Denmark; Cease-fire holds in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Islamic State demonstrates its reach in North Africa. Militants released a video showing the mass execution of 21 kidnapped Egyptian Coptic Christians, lined up on a beach and summarily beheaded. The group’s growing presence in North Africa shows why President Barack Obama asked Congress to broaden...

    Kiev sued by shale natural gas explorer
    Feb16

    Kiev sued by shale natural gas explorer

    Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Feb. 16 (UPI) — JKX Oil & Gas, a company that bet on Ukrainian shale gas potential, said Monday it launched legal action against Kiev, claiming treaty violations. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Daily Vertical: Don’t Talk About Crimea
    Feb16

    The Daily Vertical: Don’t Talk About Crimea

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Says Almost 300,000 Ukrainians Asked For Asylum
    Feb16

    Russia Says Almost 300,000 Ukrainians Asked For Asylum

    An official of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) says almost 300,000 Ukrainian citizens have asked Russia either for temporary asylum or a refugee status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    5 Ukrainian security forces killed, ceasefire monitors denied access
    Feb16

    5 Ukrainian security forces killed, ceasefire monitors denied access

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Five security personnel for Ukraine were killed and 22 were wounded following the ceasefire imposed after midnight on Sunday …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian army not willing to withdraw heavy weapons as shelling continues
    Feb16

    Ukrainian army not willing to withdraw heavy weapons as shelling continues

    Ukrainian armed forces are not ready to withdraw heavy weapons, as agreed at the Minsk four-power peace talks, because separatists are violating the ceasefire, a Kyiv military spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Battles persists in Ukraine, threatening cease fire agreement
    Feb16

    Battles persists in Ukraine, threatening cease fire agreement

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists around a strategic town in the east persisted Monday in fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered last week. The warring sides are under an agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France...