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    At key Ukraine flashpoint, both rebels and loyalists wait and worry
    Mar05

    At key Ukraine flashpoint, both rebels and loyalists wait and worry

    Government forces in the key port of Mariupol and rebels just a few miles away each fear attack. But similarities abound between the two sides. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Celebrity Politicians Offer Development Aid for the Ukraine
    Mar05

    Celebrity Politicians Offer Development Aid for the Ukraine

    When the Iron Curtain fell, Poland and the Ukraine were in the same boat. The Polish set to work, adopted reforms and became the poster child for success in the former Eastern bloc. The Ukraine continued to stumble. The powerful became rich and quarreled heavily amongst each other. The situation was and remained hazy. Most people were only even...

    Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

    It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine-Russia Border Traffic: Ceasefire Causing More Ukrainians To Return Than Flee, OSCE Says
    Mar05

    Ukraine-Russia Border Traffic: Ceasefire Causing More Ukrainians To Return Than Flee, OSCE Says

    The trend of border traffic flowing from Ukraine and into Russia has reversed, with more people flowing into Russia from Ukraine over the past two weeks, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitors border traffic there. The reversal may be attributed to the ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and...

    Ukraine’s Coal Pits Dangerous in Peacetime, Deadlier in War
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s Coal Pits Dangerous in Peacetime, Deadlier in War

    Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the front line in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. If he recovers, it will not be the first time this year he had escaped death at the mine: he was trapped once in an elevator when the mine was...

    Ukraine’s Economy Likely To ‘Plunge’ In 2015
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s Economy Likely To ‘Plunge’ In 2015

    The Ukrainian government said on March 5 the country’s economy “will shrink this year and consumer prices will jump” due to the effects of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin wants to destroy NATO, ‘not by attacking it but by splintering it,’ says head of U.S. forces in Europe
    Mar05

    Putin wants to destroy NATO, ‘not by attacking it but by splintering it,’ says head of U.S. forces in Europe

    BERLIN — The commander of the US army in Europe has accused Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, of seeking to destroy Nato, and accused Russia of having 12,000 troops inside eastern Ukraine. Speaking to military and political leaders in Berlin, Lt-Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges said Russia could seek to use the sort of “hybrid warfare” seen in...

    Turkey Takes a Tumble
    Mar05

    Turkey Takes a Tumble

    With the Turkish lira at a record low against the dollar and growth stalling, President Erdogan is employing some unusual measures to keep Turkey’s fragile economy afloat. The Financial Times reports: Last week, after intense pressure for lower interest rates from Mr Erdogan, the central bank cut overnight rates by a bigger than expected 50...

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death
    Mar05

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death

    Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said on Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. “President Putin’s aim seems to be to turn Ukraine into a failed state and to suppress and...

    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises
    Mar05

    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises

    HALIFAX – A Halifax-based warship has arrived in the Black Sea to take part in NATO training exercises.The Defence Department says HMCS Fredericton and five other allied warships will participate in a month-long operation to improve maritime security in central and eastern Europe.The department says the exercises are directly related to...