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    Kindergarten kids with ‘AK-47s’ cause outrage in Russia
    Feb26

    Kindergarten kids with ‘AK-47s’ cause outrage in Russia

    Moscow (AFP) – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.Pictures making the rounds online show boys and girls around five or six years-old posing for cameras with mock-ups of AK-47 assault rifles, a...

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)
    Feb26

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills (+video)

    Russia is threatening to turn off the taps, claiming that Kiev needs to pay for the gas that Russia’s Gazprom is directing to rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Europe’s own gas supplies could be affected if a shutdown occurs. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines
    Feb26

    Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

    Ukraine’s military says the withdrawal of 100-millimeter guns “is the first step” in a process that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia Could Cut Off Gas To Ukraine By ‘End Of Week’
    Feb26

    Russia Could Cut Off Gas To Ukraine By ‘End Of Week’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, a spokesman for the gas company Gazprom said Thursday. Sergei Kupriyanov said in televised remarks that “if no new funds are received from Kiev, then naturally we cannot continue delivering gas to...

    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’
    Feb26

    ‘Germany Is Out of the Danger Business’

    These words were spoken to me by the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum, in an interview I had with him in his office in Pariser Platz in Berlin which he had set up following his ambassadorship. Ambassador Kornblum went on to say that Germany was in a state of “spiritual paralysis.” But this interview was some years...

    Vladimir Putin’s approval rating soars to 86 percent: ‘That figure is made up,’ critic says
    Feb26

    Vladimir Putin’s approval rating soars to 86 percent: ‘That figure is made up,’ critic says

    Russia President Vladimir Putin seems very popular, according to poll numbers, despite a tanked economy and a growing isolation over Ukraine — but that’s because the numbers are fudged, a political analyst said. Mr. Putin’s latest Levada-Center poll numbers indicate he’s favored by 86 percent of Russians, up from 85 …...

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding
    Feb26

    Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding

    By Peter Graff KIEV, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 is holding at last. The pro-Russian rebels have already been pulling back heavy weapons...

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons
    Feb26

    Ukraine says it will begin pulling back heavy weapons

    Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …
    Feb26

    The Situation in Ukraine Is …

    … “getting worse every day” and Western efforts to deter Russian intervention are having little effect … …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    read more …read more Source: CNS...