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    Russia says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb13

    Russia says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say there are no grounds to release a key Ukrainian prisoner despite claims by Ukraine’s president that she would soon be freed. In a statement posted online Friday, Russia’s Investigative Committee said that only a court could free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who has been on...

    Russia says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb13

    Russia says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say there are no grounds to release a key Ukrainian prisoner despite claims by Ukraine’s president that she… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles persist ahead of cease-fire

    Fierce fighting surged in east Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major and sustained new push. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Battles Persists Ahead of Cease-Fire
    Feb13

    Ukraine Battles Persists Ahead of Cease-Fire

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine— Fierce fighting raged on Friday in east Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatists as the warring sides attempted to bolster their positions ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline. Combat persisted in the first hours after the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France signed a peace deal Thursday in...

    Ukraine battles rage as sides dig in ahead of ceasefire deadline
    Feb13

    Ukraine battles rage as sides dig in ahead of ceasefire deadline

    The most intense battles were for control of the railway hub of Debaltseve, which was targeted 25 times Thursday …read more Source: Toronto...

    Chisinau to restore Jewish cemetery destroyed in World War II
    Feb13

    Chisinau to restore Jewish cemetery destroyed in World War II

    (JTA) — The mayor of Chisinau, Moldova, said he would restore a landmark structure, largely destroyed during the Holocaust, as a monument to local Jews who died in the genocide. Dorin Chirtoaca on Monday said he would restore the dome-shaped Tahara room located at one of Europe’s largest Jewish cemeteries to commemorate this year’s...

    US officials take wait-and-see approach toward Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    US officials take wait-and-see approach toward Ukraine peace deal

    The Obama administration is taking a cautious approach toward the new Ukraine peace deal that was reached Thursday without any input from American… …read more Source:...

    Fighting Rages in Run-Up to Ukraine Ceasefire
    Feb13

    Fighting Rages in Run-Up to Ukraine Ceasefire

    A ceasefire is due to come into effect Sunday under the agreement, envisages a withdrawal of heavy weaponry. …read more Source:...

    Baloney Meter: Is Canada stature in the world growing, as John Baird says?
    Feb13

    Baloney Meter: Is Canada stature in the world growing, as John Baird says?

    OTTAWA – “I have seen the stature of our country grow, in the eyes of the world … Today, Canada stands tall in the world.” — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in his resignation speech in the House of Commons, Feb. 3.___John Baird surprised many with his sudden resignation last week from federal politics, which also...

    50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels (+video)
    Feb13

    50 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine to aid rebels (+video)

    As Putin held peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, tanks, missiles, and armored vehicles entered eastern Ukraine to bolster rebel forces. …read more Source: Christian Science...