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    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?
    Feb21

    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?

    Lucian Kim at Reuters writes that: …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia
    Feb21

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia

    A new report says the European Union “sleepwalked” into the current crisis in Ukraine, because of “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in Russia. Regional analysts say unless Brussels takes a more pragmatic view of the Kremlin’s agenda, tensions between Europe and Russia will only increase. Lord Tugendhat, chairman of the British...

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

    As battle-ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of new fighting tests nerves …read more Source:...

    The West needs to save Ukraine, PM Yatsenyuk says
    Feb21

    The West needs to save Ukraine, PM Yatsenyuk says

    As Arseniy Yatsenyuk sees it, Russia won’t stop until his country is reduced to a ‘failed state’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’
    Feb21

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’

    ‘I am not happy, neither with Minsk nor with the format of talks,’ Arseniy Yatsenyuk says …read more Source: The Globe and...

    As Ukraine town Debaltseve regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    As Ukraine town Debaltseve regains peace, fear of war remains

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shelling. Children played in the rubble where their homes once stood, while neighbours boiled water in open fires as temperatures dipped below freezing. Two days after government forces...

    ‘Tell the world: It was the Cossacks’ who took this Ukrainian city
    Feb21

    ‘Tell the world: It was the Cossacks’ who took this Ukrainian city

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — I suppose there is some comfort in that she can hear anything here except shelling. Comfort, too, perhaps that she can at least be here — above ground and still alive. See also: Sudden and violent death on the front lines of Debaltseve in Ukraine Nadezheda, above ground after several weeks of hiding, is slowly stooping among...

    Derek Fraser: Putin’s unfinished business in Ukraine
    Feb21

    Derek Fraser: Putin’s unfinished business in Ukraine

    While it may appear that Vladimir Putin has emerged on top from the negotiations on the latest ceasefire in Ukraine, the durability of the ceasefire, if it comes into effect following the end of the current combats around Debaltseve, may depend more on what Putin has not yet achieved. Putin’s primary aim in launching the conflict with...

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire
    Feb21

    Ukraine: Rebels still attacking despite alleged cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in the past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine despite a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect five days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday. The report, which came a day … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia cut to ‘junk’ by Moody’s (RSX)
    Feb21

    Russia cut to ‘junk’ by Moody’s (RSX)

    Moody’s has cut its rating on Russia to “junk,” and says Russia’s economy is headed for a “deep” recession in 2015. In a release late Friday, the ratings agency downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to Ba1/Not Prime (NP) from Baa3/Prime-3 (P-3). The rating outlook is negative. For Moody’s, any...