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    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to commit to peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to commit to peace in Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing with Ukraine’s president after their talks in Kiev, has urged Russia to show its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Feb05

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside their regular summit meetings, the 28 leaders asked an extraordinary meeting of...

    Fast arrives to talk free trade in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Fast arrives to talk free trade in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – International Trade Minister Ed Fast arrived in Kyiv on Sunday for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country. Fast, who has been to Ukraine twice is the last six months, is there to talk free trade his counterpart, Aivaras Abromaviius, but also...

    Giving Ukraine weapons could trigger Russian reaction, NATO general warns
    Feb05

    Giving Ukraine weapons could trigger Russian reaction, NATO general warns

    The top NATO commander says any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia. …read more Source: CTV...

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative
    Feb05

    French, German leaders head to Ukraine with peace initiative

    PARIS – The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois Hollande called a war on Europe’s edge. Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would travel to Kyiv on Thursday and then to...

    European Leaders Push New Peace Plan as Ukraine Fears Mount
    Feb05

    European Leaders Push New Peace Plan as Ukraine Fears Mount

    KIEV, Ukraine— In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move came as the U.S. edged toward offering Ukraine lethal military aid. The flurry of high-level diplomacy aimed to end the resurgent fighting in...

    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to commit to peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to commit to peace in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing with Ukraine’s president after their talks in Kyiv, has urged Russia to show its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Kerry said “our choice is diplomacy” and called on Russia to demonstrate its commitment by ceasing its military...

    Kerry holds talks in Ukraine amid bid by European partners to quell fighting
    Feb05

    Kerry holds talks in Ukraine amid bid by European partners to quell fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine — Diplomats and leaders from Europe and the United States converged in the Ukrainian capital Thursday in an effort to quell an growing offensive by pro-Russian separatists that has left civilians trapped by heavy shelling.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    John Kerry Pledges Additional $16.4M Aid To Help Ukrainians As US Mulls Over Arming Kiev
    Feb05

    John Kerry Pledges Additional $16.4M Aid To Help Ukrainians As US Mulls Over Arming Kiev

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev on Thursday to conduct talks with Ukraine, and pledged to provide an additional humanitarian aid worth $16.4 million to help the country’s civilians in violence-hit eastern Ukraine, NBC reported. Kerry will meet Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and...

    Top NATO General Warns of Russian Reaction to Arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    Top NATO General Warns of Russian Reaction to Arming Ukraine

    BRUSSELS— The top NATO commander says any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says any action the U.S. or other Western nations take “could trigger a more strident reaction from Russia.” His remarks come amid signals that the...