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    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms
    Feb27

    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms

    Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is collapse of their debt-strangled economy. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
    Feb27

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

    The tenuous (and likely temporary) truce in Ukraine may have put another feather in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cap: It seemingly vindicates her Diplomatie statt Waffen (“diplomacy instead of weapons”) stand against Obama. And it’ll be a while before everyone wakes up to how Russia uses the freeze to consolidate territorial...

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold
    Feb27

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold

    OTTAWA – A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation...

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb27

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire

    A Belgian lawmaker observed pro-Russian rebels’ offensive on the town of Debaltseve and Kyiv’s “chaotic” retreat during his visit to eastern Ukraine last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark
    Feb27

    U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    The U.S. is providing spy-satellite imagery to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia-backed rebels, but with a catch: the images are degraded to avoid provoking Russia or compromising U.S. secrets. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting
    Feb27

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

    A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation with...

    As Kiev pulls back in east, Ukraine struggles with what went wrong
    Feb27

    As Kiev pulls back in east, Ukraine struggles with what went wrong

    Today’s withdrawal of heavy weapons in accordance with the Minsk cease-fire marks a major reversal for Kiev. For many soldiers, cynicism about their leadership is weighing heavily. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Meet America’s New Public Enemy No. 1
    Feb27

    Meet America’s New Public Enemy No. 1

    Move over China. Americans have a new public enemy number one. According to a new Gallup poll, 18 percent of the American public now view Russia as the top threat to the nation. Some 15 percent viewed North Korea as the America’s top rival, while just 12 percent viewed China as the biggest threat. Last year, 20 percent of Americans believed...

    Crimea ‘Nationalizes’ Yalta Film Studios
    Feb27

    Crimea ‘Nationalizes’ Yalta Film Studios

    The authorities in Russian-annexed Crimea said Friday they have nationalized film studios in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, famous for Soviet productions including Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic Solaris. …read more Source:...

    Cash-Strapped Ukraine Struggles to Keep Russia Gas Supplies
    Feb27

    Cash-Strapped Ukraine Struggles to Keep Russia Gas Supplies

    Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment to Moscow on Friday as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive. …read more Source:...