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    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks
    Feb02

    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Germany will not provide weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the government in Kiev and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday. “It is my firm belief that this conflict cannot be solved militarily,” Merkel said after...

    Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town of Debaltseve
    Feb02

    Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town of Debaltseve

    Battles raged between Ukraine government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted following the collapse of ceasefire talks. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Angela Merkel to visit White House next week
    Feb02

    Angela Merkel to visit White House next week

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Obama at the White House on Feb. 9, officials said Monday. Mrs. Merkel and Mr. Obama will discuss Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, counterterrorism operations, climate change and Germany’s plans to host the G-7 summit in June, the White House said. The …...

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, backs diplomatic solution
    Feb02

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, backs diplomatic solution

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will not provide weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to the conflict between the government in Kiev and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Zakharchenko To Recruit 100,000 Fighters As Ukraine Crisis Intensifies
    Feb02

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Zakharchenko To Recruit 100,000 Fighters As Ukraine Crisis Intensifies

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the current head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has announced plans to recruit 100,000 men as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces has intensified in eastern Ukraine. According to Zakharchenko, the recruits would be voluntary and will have to go through a month-long combat...

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows To Mobilize 100,000 Men
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows To Mobilize 100,000 Men

    A pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has announced plans to recruit 100,000 men as fighting with government forces intensifies following the collapse of peace talks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Debaltseve Residents Seek Shelter Below Ground As Clashes Rage
    Feb02

    Debaltseve Residents Seek Shelter Below Ground As Clashes Rage

    The eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve is at the center of the latest clashes between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists. As shells strike residential areas, some civilians have retreated to their basements for safety. Many have been living without electricity, gas, or water for over a week. Photojournalist Petr Shelomovskiy...

    FP’s Situation Report: Obama warns not to overstate Islamic State threat; U.S. considers arming Ukraine; Nigerian army scores a victory; and much more from around the world.
    Feb02

    FP’s Situation Report: Obama warns not to overstate Islamic State threat; U.S. considers arming Ukraine; Nigerian army scores a victory; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Obama: Don’t overstate the Islamic State threat. The terror group moved across Syria and Iraq with ease, and Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made limited gains in turning it back. Still, President Barack Obama warned not to inflate the group’s capabilities. FP’s Kate Brannen: “The Islamic State...

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000, U.S. considers supplying arms to government
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000, U.S. considers supplying arms to government

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced plans to recruit 100,00 men as NATO and the United States consider providing Ukraine’s government weaponry. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine separatists aim to raise 100,000-strong army
    Feb02

    Ukraine separatists aim to raise 100,000-strong army

    Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilisation and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. …read more Source:...