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    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out bodies of comrades
    Feb25

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out bodies of comrades

    Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in the bitter battle for the city’s airport. …read more Source: CTV...

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis
    Feb25

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis

    Georgia plans a reform drive including privatizations, budget cuts and restructuring of foreign currency bank loans to contain the country’s economic crisis, officials said on Wednesday. The former Soviet republic’s economy has been battered by a plunge in the Russian rouble and the conflict in Ukraine. Declining foreign investment...

    Ukraine’s Currency Drops Under Gas Supply Threat
    Feb25

    Ukraine’s Currency Drops Under Gas Supply Threat

    KIEV/MAKIYVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine came under increasing economic pressure from a collapsing currency and a threat to its gas supplies from the Kremlin on Wednesday, just as a long-awaited ceasefire took hold in the east. As the truce appeared to be coming into force, the Ukrainian army reported no combat fatalities in the past 24...

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. Moscow’s City Court turned down an appeal by Nadezhda Savchenko’s lawyers, ruling that she should remain behind bars pending an investigation. Savchenko, a Ukrainian military officer captured by Russia-backed...

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. …read more Source: U.S....

    ‘Better The Brits Than NATO:’ Security Analyst Plays Down U.K. Troops In Ukraine
    Feb25

    ‘Better The Brits Than NATO:’ Security Analyst Plays Down U.K. Troops In Ukraine

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced on February 24 that Britain would send military personnel to Ukraine soon to help train its army. RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak spoke to Judy Dempsey, senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor-in-chief of the blog Strategic Europe about the significance of the move. …read more Source: Radio...

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills
    Feb25

    Moscow, Kiev locked into another gas dispute – who pays rebels’ bills

    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...

    Poland To Train Ukraine’s Fledgling Military In Fight With Pro-Russia Rebels, Says Advisor
    Feb25

    Poland To Train Ukraine’s Fledgling Military In Fight With Pro-Russia Rebels, Says Advisor

    Poland plans to send military instructors to assist the Ukrainian military, according to Reuters. Poland would be the second foreign nation to send advisors to train Ukrainian soldiers. …read more Source: International Business...

    EU Warns of New Sanctions If Ukraine Peace Deal Collapses
    Feb25

    EU Warns of New Sanctions If Ukraine Peace Deal Collapses

    EU President Tusk warns of new sanctions for rebels, Russia, if Ukraine peace deal collapses …read more Source: ABC...

    US mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Unsure Russia’s reaction
    Feb25

    US mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Unsure Russia’s reaction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense leaders are telling Congress that the Obama administration is still debating whether to provide lethal,… …read more Source:...