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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty
    Feb25

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty

    London (AFP) – World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.In its 415-page annual report detailing abuses in 160 countries, the group accused governments of...

    Ukraine PM to Russia: ‘Get Out of Our Land’
    Feb25

    Ukraine PM to Russia: ‘Get Out of Our Land’

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday that Russia was not withdrawing heavy weapons from the east of his country …read more Source:...

    Russia threatens to cut off gas supplies to Europe by Friday
    Feb25

    Russia threatens to cut off gas supplies to Europe by Friday

    Ukrainian state-owned gas company Naftogaz is facing another tense standoff with Russia over gas payments that threatens supplies to the rest of Europe. On Tuesday, Alexey Miller, CEO of Russia’s own state-owned gas behemoth Gazprom, told journalists that Naftogaz had failed to pay for its March gas deliveries and threatened to terminate...

    Rebel attacks diminish in Ukraine, but not yet a cease-fire
    Feb25

    Rebel attacks diminish in Ukraine, but not yet a cease-fire

    Ukraine’s military says rebel violations of a cease-fire in the country’s east are persisting, but have fallen off in recent days. …read more Source: Global...