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    NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones
    Feb26

    NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

    ROME (AP) — NATO’s chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya’s government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also told a news conference in Rome that the...

    Ukraine truce pullback of weapons finally begins
    Feb26

    Ukraine truce pullback of weapons finally begins

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 26 (UPI) — The Ukrainian army said Thursday it was withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines of its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Claims It Will Withdraw Heavy Weapons From East
    Feb26

    Ukraine Claims It Will Withdraw Heavy Weapons From East

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces, however. It...

    Putin Threatens Ukraine With Gas Cutoff
    Feb26

    Putin Threatens Ukraine With Gas Cutoff

    MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will cut gas supplies to Ukraine if it fails to pay in advance for future deliveries. Putin said Wednesday that Ukraine’s latest payment would only be good for another three to four days, warning that the cutoff may disrupt transit to Europe. Following a bruising price and debt dispute,...

    Ukrainian Military: Attacks Down, but Not yet a Cease-Fire
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Military: Attacks Down, but Not yet a Cease-Fire

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine’s military says rebel violations of a cease-fire in the country’s east are persisting, but have fallen off in recent days. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh told a briefing Wednesday that Russian-backed rebels shelled the village of Popasna twice during the night and also continued trying to overrun...

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    Russia-backed rebels sit on an armored transporter driving to the airport outside Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of Done… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …
    Feb26

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …

    … “getting worse every day” and Western efforts to deter Russian intervention are having little effect … Read more at The Weekly Standard …read more Source:...

    Russia Has Cut Gas Supplies, Says Ukraine’s Naftogaz
    Feb26

    Russia Has Cut Gas Supplies, Says Ukraine’s Naftogaz

    The CEO of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state-owned natural gas company, said he had withheld prepayment for March gas payments to Russia because of a cut in contracted gas supplies by OAO Gazprom since Feb. 22. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    The Ukraine government is set to withdraw ‘heavy weapons’ from the front line
    Feb26

    The Ukraine government is set to withdraw ‘heavy weapons’ from the front line

    The Ukraine Defence Ministry has confirmed reports that the government is preparing to withdraw heavy artillery from the front lines on Thursday…. …read more Source:...

    NATO Chief Tells Russia To Get Arms Out Of Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO Chief Tells Russia To Get Arms Out Of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia should withdraw some 1,000 items of military equipment that it has in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...