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    Way Station for War
    Feb12

    Way Station for War

    KIEV — On the second floor of Kiev’s central train station, in a cavernous waiting room full of red leather couches, Nina, a portly 57-year-old retiree, sat with all of her worldly belongings packed up in a mountain of bags at her feet. Nina (who didn’t want to share her last name) hails from Horlivka, a town in Donetsk Oblast that is...

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine
    Feb12

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine

    A cease-fire is to take effect in battle-scarred eastern Ukraine Saturday night, after 16 hours of all-night talks involving the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. But officials acknowledge the accord left many disputes unresolved. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London on the complexities and implications of the agreement....

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses

    The deal made by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine builds on a ceasefire agreement reached in September and violated almost immediately. …read more Source: Toronto...

    ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Ukraine After Deal at Minsk Peace Summit
    Feb12

    ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Ukraine After Deal at Minsk Peace Summit

    Expectations were low going into the Ukraine peace talks in Minsk, Belarus but on Thursday… the welcome news from German Chancellor Ankela Merkel that rebels had agreed to a ceasefire starting midnight Sunday. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal
    Feb12

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal

    MINSK, Belarus – Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back from the front and Ukraine would trade broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of 2015 under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The deal was full of potential...

    Ukraine, Russia reach peace deal after marathon talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine, Russia reach peace deal after marathon talks

    Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east for control of the Russian border by the end of the year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. …read more Source: CTV...

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine
    Feb12

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine

    Should the U.S. arm Ukraine for its fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin? Before you say “Duh,” consider this: Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a smaller, weaker actor to defeat a big-time power. If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it’s signing up for more than military aid. When Ukraine...

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk
    Feb12

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk

    It might stop the fighting in Donbas. But the agreement reached in Minsk does little to address the real issue at the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep
    Feb12

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep

    The deal, backed by leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany, includes a withdrawal of heavy weapons and a prisoner exchange. But it also retains the problems that led to the collapse of a similar deal in September. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?
    Feb12

    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more than a decade after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, shockingly little is being done to stop massive human rights abuses. The prospects of victims receiving justice, let alone bringing perpetrators to account, seems ever more remote. In recent days, we have...