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    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons
    Feb26

    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons

    The Ukrainian military has begun withdrawing on Thursday its heavy weapons from the frontlines, 11 days after a ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels came into effect and mandated that heavy artillery be moved back. …read more Source: International Business...

    After Putin
    Feb26

    After Putin

    Eighty percent poll ratings, almost four years to go before the next elections, and the chance to stay until 2024—what’s not to like for Putin? The outside world, and the majority of Russians, suppose that he will stay that long, if not longer. However, if we were to judge by the actions of Putin and his immediate circle, we would conclude...

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict
    Feb26

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict

    Washington, DC’s law legalizing possession of marijuana went into effect at midnight last night, in what Russian authorities say is the first step towards toward complete societal collapse. The Moscow Times reports: “When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug...

    The French Red Line in Ukraine
    Feb26

    The French Red Line in Ukraine

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had some strong words for his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, saying that any moves to attack Mariupol would be crossing a red line for France. NPR: “I told my counterpart Sergei Lavrov that such a move would mean Russia wants to make a link with Crimea, and that would change everything,” said Fabius....

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire
    Feb26

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire

    The move offers hope the agreement could yet take hold. …read more Source: U.S....

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals
    Feb26

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals

    Fourteen NATO countries have so far announced their defense budgets for 2015. Of those fourteen, only the US and Estonia have passed the 2% of GDP threshold that every NATO nation pledged to have as their goal for military expenditure. According to a new study from the European Leadership Network (ELN), six nations will increase their budgets in...

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home
    Feb26

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home

    Upset Reno City Council orders return of 5 police officers providing training in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Economy ‘on the Brink’
    Feb26

    Ukraine Economy ‘on the Brink’

    Ukrainian troops on the move – this time away from the front line. Their withdrawal revives hopes for a ceasefire in the east of the country. But elsewhere, another battle is raging – against bankruptcy. And a currency in apparent freefall. Jane Foley is senior currency strategist at Rabobank. …read more Source: The Boston...

    NATO Can’t Spend More On Defense In The Face Of Russian Aggressiveness, Experts Say
    Feb26

    NATO Can’t Spend More On Defense In The Face Of Russian Aggressiveness, Experts Say

    Military spending has been high on the agenda for NATO members since Russia annexed Crimea in March of last year and became involved in the East Ukraine war in April. President Barack Obama and former U.S. …read more Source: International Business...

    One Paramedic’s War in Ukraine, From Maidan to Debaltseve
    Feb26

    One Paramedic’s War in Ukraine, From Maidan to Debaltseve

    A column of Ukrainian troop trucks rumbled across the frozen, pitted ground. Slowed by a full load of soldiers each, their drivers strained to see through mud-spattered windscreens in the early morning light. Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers had started their retreat from the besieged city of Debaltseve in the dead of night on 18 February, but the...