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    Russian Company to Start Selling Ukrainian Separatist Bikini Range
    Feb23

    Russian Company to Start Selling Ukrainian Separatist Bikini Range

    While most of the fashion world turns its gaze toward London’s runways in search of the latest avant-garde designs for London Fashion Week, one Russian company has drawn sartorial inspiration much closer to home, in neighbouring Ukraine’s eastern, war-stricken regions. Moscow-based company Voenpro has launched a 2015 collection of...

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
    Feb23

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continued attacks from separatist rebels. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
    Feb23

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Under a peace agreement reached Feb. 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons 25 to 70 kilometers (16 to 44 miles) back … …read more Source: The...

    How the Post-Cold War Order Broke Down
    Feb23

    How the Post-Cold War Order Broke Down

    MOSCOW — The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve removes a major obstacle to the full implementation of the recent Minsk agreement. However, that development also has a different meaning. It was not the Ukrainian side, but their opponents — who are working to dismantle the current Ukrainian state — that determined...

    Russian Snap Military Drill ‘Could Turn Into Assault on Baltic Capital’
    Feb23

    Russian Snap Military Drill ‘Could Turn Into Assault on Baltic Capital’

    Increasingly frequent snap military drills being carried out by Russia near its eastern European neighbours could be part of a strategy that will open the door for a Russian offensive on the Baltic states according to defence expert Martin Hurt, deputy director at Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security. The Lithuanian and...

    Kiev Says It Cannot Withdraw Heavy Weapons as Attacks Persist
    Feb23

    Kiev Says It Cannot Withdraw Heavy Weapons as Attacks Persist

    Ukraine’s military said on Monday it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous ceasefire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions. A truce to end fighting that has killed more than 5,600 people appeared stillborn last week after...

    Ukrainian currency dives as cease-fire stalls
    Feb23

    Ukrainian currency dives as cease-fire stalls

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Ukraine’s currency sunk to a record low Monday, as pessimism over a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine prompted doubt about the country’s economic potential. …read more Source: United Press...

    Military expert: Russian snap military drills could turn into assaults on Baltic capitals
    Feb23

    Military expert: Russian snap military drills could turn into assaults on Baltic capitals

    The Baltic states are becoming increasingly unnerved by the growing number of Russian military drills close to their borders, Damien Sharkov of Newsweek reports, Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, Russia has been staging military drills close to the Baltic regions at an increasingly common pace. Martin Hurt, the deputy director of...

    Watching a Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Watching a Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    Earlier this month, a cease-fire agreement was signed in Minsk, Belarus, after long talks between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Ukrainian government troops and rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine agreed to cease hostilities by February 15 and withdraw heavy weapons at least 30 miles from the agreed-upon buffer zone stretching...

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall
    Feb23

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s economy, which has been badly hit by more than a year of crisis, has suffered another blow with a sharp drop in the national currency, the hryvnia. …read more Source: U.S....