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    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve
    Feb13

    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, sought to delay agreement on a Ukrainian ceasefire at talks in Minsk because he wanted pro-Russia separatists to capture the eastern railway hub of Debaltseve, an EU summit has been told. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow
    Feb13

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow

    Of the hundreds of prisoners of war captured during the nearly yearlong fighting in eastern Ukraine, only one was mentioned by name on the agenda of world leaders at peace talks in Minsk, Belarus: Nadiya V. Savchenko, a former lieutenant… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine crisis tests the West
    Feb13

    Ukraine crisis tests the West

    Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but triumphant, calling the deal a mere “glimmer of hope” for peace…. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — There’s no sign of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine — where hostilities are supposed to end over the weekend under a peace plan worked out this week in Belarus. Russian-backed separatists have mounted a sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of the truce. Officials say at least 25 people were...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    Paris (AFP) – France basked Friday in the “historic” first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship...

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts
    Feb13

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts

    High-level negotiations in Minsk have just produced a new ceasefire in the war in Ukraine. Few believe that the agreement will hold for long. But even if it does, the Western powers are showing little inclination to make efforts to roll back the separatist enclave in the beleaguered country’s east. Russia, meanwhile, shows no real sign of...

    New Model Dictator
    Feb13

    New Model Dictator

    For most of the West, Vladimir Putin is a bogeyman. His love affair with the thuggish separatists in eastern Ukraine has blotched his image across the democratic world. In November, he had to slink away prematurely from the G20 Summit in Australia after he was snubbed by just about every leader who counted. Yet the reception he got during his...

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)
    Feb13

    The 5 Reasons Russia Has It Bad (But Ukraine Has It Worse)

    After tense, all-night negotiations on Wednesday, European leaders reached a shaky deal with Russia for a ceasefire in Ukraine. That didn’t stop the violence, and many doubt a ceasefire can hold. Here are the five reasons showing that even if Russia has it bad, Ukraine has it worse: 1. Abysmal economics The Russian economy nearly entered...

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’
    Feb13

    ‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’

    A group of Russian students has rejected the Kremlin’s narrative of the Ukraine conflict, releasing a video in which they ask Ukrainians for forgiveness. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25
    Feb13

    Ukraine fighting continues ahead cease-fire deadline, killing at least 25

    Clashes appeared only to have increased since a peace agreement with European leaders was sealed Thursday in Minsk. On Friday in eastern Ukraine Russian-backed separatists mounted a major, sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub, killing at least 25 people across region. …read more Source: Christian Science...