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    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – The United States expressed fury at Russia’s “lies” over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday.But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for...

    Ukraine military: This is “not a cease-fire”
    Feb25

    Ukraine military: This is “not a cease-fire”

    Kiev points to ongoing shellfire as reason it can’t abide by truce terms as EU threatens possible tougher sanctions against Moscow …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Urges Savchenko To Stop Hunger Strike
    Feb25

    Crimean Tatar Leader Urges Savchenko To Stop Hunger Strike

    Veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev has called on Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to end her hunger strike in a Russian jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Truce seems to take hold as Ukraine’s currency in limbo
    Feb25

    Truce seems to take hold as Ukraine’s currency in limbo

    Ukrainian military said it was still too early for it to begin withdrawing its own heavy guns …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The Chechen commander who fought – and died – for Ukraine
    Feb25

    The Chechen commander who fought – and died – for Ukraine

    ‘The Chechen people came to our aid because they understand all too well what invasion by the Russian terrorists means,’ mourners told at memorial for an old enemy of Vladimir Putin’s …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Canada quietly tiptoes into Ukraine-Russia war
    Feb25

    Canada quietly tiptoes into Ukraine-Russia war

    As debate over Canada’s role in the latest Iraq war rages, Ottawa is quietly being drawn into a second, more dangerous, conflict. That second war is in Ukraine. The U.S. and Britain are sending military advisers there to help Ukraine’s embattled central government fight Moscow-backed secessionists. Defence Minister Jason Kenney says...

    Ukrainian Troops Complete Training Near Lviv
    Feb25

    Ukrainian Troops Complete Training Near Lviv

    More than five thousand Ukrainian troops completed basic training at a military firing range near the western city of Lviv on February 24. The average age of the recruits, some of whom are volunteers while others have been mobilized, is 40. They will be sent for further training with units, before eventually being deployed in the war zone....

    Ukraine Imposes More Controls On Foreign Currency Purchases
    Feb25

    Ukraine Imposes More Controls On Foreign Currency Purchases

    Ukraine’s central bank has imposed a temporary ban on purchases of foreign currencies by authorized banks on behalf of their customers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France Says Russia Would Face More Sanctions If Mariupol Attacked
    Feb25

    France Says Russia Would Face More Sanctions If Mariupol Attacked

    Moscow would face more EU sanctions if pro-Russia separatists attack the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday, potentially opening a corridor to the south, including the annexed Crimean peninsula. Kiev fears Mariupol, with its 500,000 people, could be the next major rebel target after separatists...

    Ukraine Reports ‘Significant Reduction’ in Fighting
    Feb25

    Ukraine Reports ‘Significant Reduction’ in Fighting

    Ukraine’s military is for the second consecutive day reporting a “significant reduction” in attacks by pro-Russian rebels, but says a cease-fire has not yet taken hold in eastern Ukraine. Rebels carried out 19 attacks on government-held territory and targets over the previous 24 hours, according to a Facebook statement Wednesday...