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    Arming Ukraine: Where the 2016 Hopefuls Stand
    Mar02

    Arming Ukraine: Where the 2016 Hopefuls Stand

    At a briefing in Washington last week, NATO’s top military commander offered a grim assessment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Fighting is “getting worse every day” between Ukrainian government forces and separatists backed by Russian troops, finances, and heavy weapons, Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said on Capitol Hill and at the...

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach
    Mar02

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach

    The commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO is calling for pressuring Russia against deploying new cruise missiles that violate the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty. “We have to change Mr. Putin’s decision calculus as to whether he uses these [missiles] or brings these forward or deploys these,” Air Force Gen. Philip M....

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria
    Mar02

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov

    Kremlin-aligned media outlets were quick to deflect blame for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the Russian opposition, from Vladimir Putin and his allies, claiming that killing Nemtsov does not benefit Putin and presenting other possible alternative explanations for the murder. Nemtsov, Russia’s former deputy prime minister...

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year
    Mar02

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year

    The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 now exceeds 6,000 “in spite of successive ceasefires,” the UN Human Rights Office announced in a statement on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000: U.N.
    Mar02

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000: U.N.

    More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. …read more Source: Global...

    Kerry meets Russian counterpart as Ukraine tensions simmer
    Mar02

    Kerry meets Russian counterpart as Ukraine tensions simmer

    Neither Kerry nor Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov smiled or spoke substantively as they shook hands. …read more Source: USA...

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour, talk of new sanctions
    Mar02

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour, talk of new sanctions

    Neither Kerry nor Lavrov spoke substantively as they shook hands less than a week after Kerry told Congress that Russian officials have lied to his face about Moscow’s role in Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    U.N. Rights Office: Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Passes 6,000
    Mar02

    U.N. Rights Office: Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Passes 6,000

    (BERLIN) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. Hundreds of civilians and military personnel have been killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting...

    UN puts death toll since beginning of Eastern Ukraine crisis at over 6,000
    Mar02

    UN puts death toll since beginning of Eastern Ukraine crisis at over 6,000

    The UN human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. …read more Source:...