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    A chronicle of attempts at a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis over the months
    Feb05

    A chronicle of attempts at a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis over the months

    Since a pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April, international mediators have repeatedly tried to help end hostilities that have killed more than 5,300 people, according to the United Nations. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Crisis Talks: UN Peacekeepers Could Be Solution, Russian Minister Says
    Feb05

    Ukraine Crisis Talks: UN Peacekeepers Could Be Solution, Russian Minister Says

    A U.N. peacekeeping mission to Ukraine will be part of Friday’s talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a spokesman for Putin said Thursday. Hollande and Merkel traveled to Ukraine Thursday to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an attempt forge an...

    U.S. Assistance to Ukraine Under Review
    Feb05

    U.S. Assistance to Ukraine Under Review

    NATO defence ministers met on Thursday (February 5) to sign off on a network of command centres in eastern Europe to rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia, as well as a new regional headquarters and a bigger rapid reaction force. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine Floats Currency. It Sinks.
    Feb05

    Ukraine Floats Currency. It Sinks.

    Only yesterday, the Belarusian ruble was the year’s worst-performing currency in the world. Today, after Ukraine’s National Bank effectively floated …read more Source:...

    Kerry and Poroshenko Meet in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry and Poroshenko Meet in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry and President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine held talks on what they said was continuing Russian aggression in the east of the country. …read more Source: The New York...

    French, German leaders push new Ukraine peace plan
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new Ukraine peace plan

    Surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Russia to commit to a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine by halting its military aid for the separatists and backing a negotiated peace. He made the comments during a visit to Kiev. (Feb. 5) …read more Source: USA...

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO
    Feb05

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of foreign fighters from northern Africa. In his final appearance at a NATO meeting...

    France, Germany back new peace plan for Ukraine
    Feb05

    France, Germany back new peace plan for Ukraine

    In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kyiv and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear could spark even wider hostilities. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin Invites Greece’s Tsipras To Russia Amid Ukraine, Economic Talks
    Feb05

    Putin Invites Greece’s Tsipras To Russia Amid Ukraine, Economic Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras to Russia as a gesture of goodwill after the two spoke during a phone call on Thursday to discuss expanding ties between their two economically deflated nations. Greece’s controversial anti-austerity prime minister is expected to visit Moscow on May...