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    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate
    Feb21

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate

    Some scholars say that neither Minsk cease-fire agreements nor sanctions imposed on Russia are enough to end hostilities and stabilize Ukraine. Executive Director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University, Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO said that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is definitely not working. People are...

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level
    Feb21

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level

    Washington (AFP) – Moody’s cut Russia’s debt rating by one notch into ‘junk’ territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the ruble will further undermine Russia’s economy.Just over one month since its last downgrade of Moscow’s credit rating, Moody’s said Russia...

    Wawrinka loses in quarterfinals at Open 13
    Feb21

    Wawrinka loses in quarterfinals at Open 13

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Open 13 by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine after a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 loss in… …read more Source:...

    Putin the Improviser
    Feb21

    Putin the Improviser

    The Ukraine crisis is even more alarming than it looks: Yet again, Russia’s strongman is making up his next moves on the fly. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

    As battle-ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of new fighting tests nerves …read more Source:...

    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?
    Feb21

    Putin vs Poroshenko: Check and Mate?

    Lucian Kim at Reuters writes that: …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia
    Feb21

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia

    A new report says the European Union “sleepwalked” into the current crisis in Ukraine, because of “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in Russia. Regional analysts say unless Brussels takes a more pragmatic view of the Kremlin’s agenda, tensions between Europe and Russia will only increase. Lord Tugendhat, chairman of the British...

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’
    Feb21

    Ukrainian PM: ‘I truly commend the efforts of your government’

    ‘I am not happy, neither with Minsk nor with the format of talks,’ Arseniy Yatsenyuk says …read more Source: The Globe and...

    As Ukraine town Debaltseve regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    As Ukraine town Debaltseve regains peace, fear of war remains

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shelling. Children played in the rubble where their homes once stood, while neighbours boiled water in open fires as temperatures dipped below freezing. Two days after government forces...

    The West needs to save Ukraine, PM Yatsenyuk says
    Feb21

    The West needs to save Ukraine, PM Yatsenyuk says

    As Arseniy Yatsenyuk sees it, Russia won’t stop until his country is reduced to a ‘failed state’ …read more Source: The Globe and...