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    Russian FM: Ukraine’s demand of full cease-fire ‘ridiculous’
    Feb26

    Russian FM: Ukraine’s demand of full cease-fire ‘ridiculous’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that it won’t begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the rebels fully observe a cease-fire. Ukrainian military spokesman Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh on Thursday said cease-fire violations during...

    Russian FM: Ukraine’s demand of full cease-fire ‘ridiculous’
    Feb26

    Russian FM: Ukraine’s demand of full cease-fire ‘ridiculous’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that it won’t begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the rebels fully observe a cease-fire. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia’s foreign minister says Ukraine ‘ridiculous’ for expecting full cease-fire observance
    Feb26

    Russia’s foreign minister says Ukraine ‘ridiculous’ for expecting full cease-fire observance

    Russia’s foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine’s insistence that it won’t begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the rebels fully observe a cease-fire. …read more Source: FOX...

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal: source
    Feb26

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal: source

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is likely to order government forces to start pullng back heavy weapons in the country’s… …read more Source:...

    West sanctions threat shows ‘unwillingness’ in Ukraine truce
    Feb26

    West sanctions threat shows ‘unwillingness’ in Ukraine truce

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Thursday called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not working for the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.”Behind these calls lies the unwillingness of these figures, these relevant countries, the United States, the European Union, to seek the...

    Ukraine Dials Back on Forex-Purchase Ban
    Feb26

    Ukraine Dials Back on Forex-Purchase Ban

    Ukraine’s central bank abruptly reversed a far-reaching ban on foreign-currency purchases, one day after imposing the measures in an attempt to halt the hryvnia currency’s free fall. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO commander offers bleak outlook for Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO commander offers bleak outlook for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — The fighting in eastern Ukraine is “getting worse every day,” and Western efforts to deter Russian intervention are having little effect, NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Rapprochement Reloaded
    Feb26

    Rapprochement Reloaded

    Why Détente with Russia is not Appeasement February 25, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    US General: No Red Line in Ukraine to Trigger NATO Response
    Feb26

    US General: No Red Line in Ukraine to Trigger NATO Response

    The top U.S. general in Europe has indicated there is no red line that Russia can cross that would lead NATO to step in and help Ukraine militarily. “NATO is after all first a political alliance, and then a military alliance,” General Philip Breedlove, head of U.S. European Command, told reporters Wednesday at the Pentagon. Some NATO nations now...

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says
    Feb26

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says

    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through “land grabs,” warning Moscow and the rebels had failed to meet the terms of a tattered ceasefire.Putin had put in place policies which “violate all the international norms with respect to territory...