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    Ukraine will now start actually pulling back heavy weapons as required by cease-fire agreement, military says
    Feb26

    Ukraine will now start actually pulling back heavy weapons as required by cease-fire agreement, military says

    KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces, however. It...

    Russia Could Cut Off Gas To Ukraine By ‘End Of Week’
    Feb26

    Russia Could Cut Off Gas To Ukraine By ‘End Of Week’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, a spokesman for the gas company Gazprom said Thursday. Sergei Kupriyanov said in televised remarks that “if no new funds are received from Kiev, then naturally we cannot continue delivering gas to...

    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’
    Feb26

    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’

    These words were spoken to me by the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum, in an interview I had with him in his office in Pariser Platz in Berlin which he had set up following his ambassadorship. Ambassador Kornblum went on to say that Germany was in a state of “spiritual paralysis.” But this interview was some years...

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)
    Feb26

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)

    Russia is threatening to turn off the taps, claiming that Kiev needs to pay for the gas that Russia’s Gazprom is directing to rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Europe’s own gas supplies could be affected if a shutdown occurs. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding
    Feb26

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding

    By Peter Graff KIEV, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 is holding at last. The pro-Russian rebels have already been pulling back heavy weapons...

    Kindergarten kids with ‘AK-47s’ cause outrage in Russia
    Feb26

    Kindergarten kids with ‘AK-47s’ cause outrage in Russia

    Moscow (AFP) – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.Pictures making the rounds online show boys and girls around five or six years-old posing for cameras with mock-ups of AK-47 assault rifles, a...

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …
    Feb26

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …

    … “getting worse every day” and Western efforts to deter Russian intervention are having little effect … …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons
    Feb26

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east
    Feb26

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east

    Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces. …read more Source: USA...

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis
    Feb26

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis

    Voenpro is a Russian online retailer of military memorabilia and other gadgets. To “celebrate” the struggle of the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, it has launched a dedicated fashion line called “World of Novorossiya,” as reported by Newsweek. Novorossiya is the name the rebels use to call the eastern Ukrainian region they...