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    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting

    MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, with Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists tightening the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says
    Feb11

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top U.S. military commander in Europe says the U.S military is to train Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Wednesday that in March a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Ministry of...

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’
    Feb11

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France plan to meet in Minsk for what French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called a “last-chance negotiation” to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?
    Feb11

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?

    Harlan Ullman It appears that the United States, possibly with NATO allies, may soon embark on providing arms to Ukraine to help Kiev counter Russian and separatist aggression in the east. …read more Source: United Press...

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people and wounding nine in a shelling attack on a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed that they would travel to Belarus, to attend a four-way summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

    Ukraine Crisis: Porokoshenko Considers Martial Law If Peace Summit Fails, Violence Continues
    Feb11

    Ukraine Crisis: Porokoshenko Considers Martial Law If Peace Summit Fails, Violence Continues

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that his government will consider the installation of martial law throughout the nation if fighting continues to escalate between Ukraine’s military forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels. The declaration came just hours before Poroshenko was slated to meet with Russian President...

    Obama’s Last National Security Strategy
    Feb11

    Obama’s Last National Security Strategy

    The world of today appears to be a great deal more dangerous than the one that President Obama inherited on taking office in 2009. The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has remade the map of a large chunk of the Middle East. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan is any more stable or peaceful despite the formal withdrawal of U.S. ground forces. War rages across...

    Fighting In Ukraine Continues Ahead Of Important Peace Talks
    Feb11

    Fighting In Ukraine Continues Ahead Of Important Peace Talks

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people at a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as Western leaders confirmed that they would take part in peace talks later in the day. Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said she and French President Francois Hollande...

    Friend of Putin Assumes Role of Negotiator in Ukrainian Conflict
    Feb11

    Friend of Putin Assumes Role of Negotiator in Ukrainian Conflict

    Critics of Viktor V. Medvedchuk, enlisted by Ukraine in talks with separatists, are less troubled by his Soviet past than his close ties with Russia’s leader. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine demands “unconditional peace” as war rages
    Feb11

    Ukraine demands “unconditional peace” as war rages

    European leaders to join Putin and Ukrainian president for peace talks as spiralling death toll adds urgency to latest diplomatic push …read more Source:...