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    As Minsk II Flounders, Europe Scrambles For A Backup Plan
    Feb25

    As Minsk II Flounders, Europe Scrambles For A Backup Plan

    As hopes for implementation of the Minsk II agreement on stabilizing eastern Ukraine fade, the European Union is wrestling with the question, “What next?” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: Pentagon walks back Mosul plans; Russia plays petro-politics with Europe; U.S. calls for South Sudan sanctions in writing; and much more from around the world.
    Feb25

    FP’s Situation Report: Pentagon walks back Mosul plans; Russia plays petro-politics with Europe; U.S. calls for South Sudan sanctions in writing; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Pentagon tries to walk back plans to retake Mosul. Last week DoD unexpectedly released key details on its efforts to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State. U.S. officials apparently failed to check in with their Iraqi counterparts, FP’s Kate Brannen reports. Meanwhile, former Iraqi Prime...

    Ceasefire appears to take hold in Ukraine
    Feb25

    Ceasefire appears to take hold in Ukraine

    A long-awaited truce appeared to be taking hold at last in east Ukraine on Wednesday as pro-Russian rebels pulled artillery from the front, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says Fighting Eases, But Cease-Fire Still Not Implemented
    Feb25

    Ukraine Says Fighting Eases, But Cease-Fire Still Not Implemented

    Ukraine’s military says violations by Russian-backed separatists of a newly signed cease-fire deal are continuing, but have been decreasing in recent days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets
    Feb25

    EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive has unveiled a vast plan to merge the EU’s 28 national energy markets with the aim of providing cheaper energy for consumers and weaning Europe off Russian gas supplies. European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic on Wednesday called it “undoubtedly the most ambitious energy...

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – The United States expressed fury at Russia’s “lies” over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday.But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for...

    Ukraine military: This is “not a cease-fire”
    Feb25

    Ukraine military: This is “not a cease-fire”

    Kiev points to ongoing shellfire as reason it can’t abide by truce terms as EU threatens possible tougher sanctions against Moscow …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Urges Savchenko To Stop Hunger Strike
    Feb25

    Crimean Tatar Leader Urges Savchenko To Stop Hunger Strike

    Veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev has called on Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to end her hunger strike in a Russian jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Truce seems to take hold as Ukraine’s currency in limbo
    Feb25

    Truce seems to take hold as Ukraine’s currency in limbo

    Ukrainian military said it was still too early for it to begin withdrawing its own heavy guns …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...