: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Diplomatic blitz as stakes rise in Ukraine war
    Feb06

    Diplomatic blitz as stakes rise in Ukraine war

    As the U.S. mulls directly arming Ukrainian forces, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are bringing a peace proposal straight to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Artemivsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Insists Any Pact With Putin Must Adhere to Terms Set in September Accord
    Feb06

    Ukraine Insists Any Pact With Putin Must Adhere to Terms Set in September Accord

    Kiev’s stance underscored the formidable obstacles to any agreement to end the fighting with Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Head To Moscow For Talks With Russian President Putin
    Feb06

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Leaders Head To Moscow For Talks With Russian President Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, who met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, are scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in an attempt to prevent further escalation of a conflict that has already killed over 5,000 people in the region, according to media reports....

    German, French leaders take Ukraine peace proposals to Moscow
    Feb06

    German, French leaders take Ukraine peace proposals to Moscow

    The leaders of Germany and France are expected to take peace proposals to Moscow on Friday on the second leg of a dramatic initiative to end a conflict in Ukraine that has killed more than 5,000 people and driven Russia-West relations to new lows. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, rebels agree on corridor to evacuate civilians
    Feb06

    Ukraine, rebels agree on corridor to evacuate civilians

    Rebel leaders said they reached agreement with Ukrainian authorities to allow the evacuation of civilians from Debaltseve. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree on humanitarian corridor
    Feb06

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree on humanitarian corridor

    Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Merkel Says It’s Unclear How Putin Talks Will Go
    Feb06

    Merkel Says It’s Unclear How Putin Talks Will Go

    Rebels declared a temporary cease-fire in a hard-hit town in eastern Ukraine to allow civilians to flee on Friday, hours before the German and French leaders were to meet in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to hammer out a peace deal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine ‘fighting for very survival’: Biden
    Feb06

    Ukraine ‘fighting for very survival’: Biden

    Brussels (AFP) – Ukraine is battling to survive in the face of escalating Russian involvement and needs the EU and US to stand together, Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Brussels on Friday.”Ukraine is fighting for their very survival right now. Russia continues to escalate the conflict by sending mercenaries and...

    Merkel, Hollande taking Ukraine peace proposal to Moscow
    Feb06

    Merkel, Hollande taking Ukraine peace proposal to Moscow

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that she and French President Francois Hollande will ‘use all our power’ while visiting Moscow to try and stop the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    FP’s Situation Report: White House urges patience on global crises; No drones for Jordan; U.S. Special Operators stay put in West Africa; and much more from around the world.
    Feb06

    FP’s Situation Report: White House urges patience on global crises; No drones for Jordan; U.S. Special Operators stay put in West Africa; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat President Obama is urging “strategic patience” in confronting worldwide crises. Critics want the White House to move faster to quell violence and unrest in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria. But according to President Barack Obama’s National Security Strategy, which will be unveiled today, a deliberate approach...