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    Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?
    Feb23

    Can Minsk 2.0 Save Ukraine?

    KYIV — The new ceasefire agreement for Ukraine was signed in Minsk almost one year to the day after Russian troops — their faces masked, their military insignias removed — invaded Crimea. In the interim, thousands of Ukrainians have been killed, and hundreds of thousands more have been turned into refugees in their own country....

    German Doctors Assess Jailed Ukraine Pilot on Hunger Strike
    Feb23

    German Doctors Assess Jailed Ukraine Pilot on Hunger Strike

    German doctors have been allowed to visit Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in a Russian jail, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Savchenko, 33, was captured by pro-Russian forces and handed over eight months ago to Russia, where she was imprisoned on charges of...

    Ukrainian currency slumps as fraying peace deal raises economic fears
    Feb23

    Ukrainian currency slumps as fraying peace deal raises economic fears

    KIEV — Ukraine’s currency touched record lows on Monday as fears of continued violence in the rebel-held east fueled pessimism about the country’s economic future.The currency slump came as the Ukrainian military said that it would not pull back its heavy weapons from the conflict’s front lines until pro-Russian rebels fully...

    Another Death In Kharkiv Bombing; Weapons Withdrawal On Hold
    Feb23

    Another Death In Kharkiv Bombing; Weapons Withdrawal On Hold

    A third person has died as a result of a bombing in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015
    Feb23

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Linda Kinstler reports from Kharkiv on the rising wave of terrorist attacks in Ukraine’s second-largest city. (The latest deadly blast struck the city just this weekend. The photo above shows Kharkiv residents carrying portraits of local citizens killed in...

    Crimea prepares to mark one year since annexation
    Feb23

    Crimea prepares to mark one year since annexation

    As Crimea prepares to mark one year since its annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, locals say they are happy with what happened – despite difficulties including runaway inflation and isolation from the rest of the world. Video provided …read more Source: USA...

    John McCain: ‘I’m ashamed of my country’
    Feb23

    John McCain: ‘I’m ashamed of my country’

    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) didn’t mince words when he was asked about America’s approach to Ukraine on Sunday. “This is a shameful chapter. I’m ashamed of my country. I’m ashamed of my president. And I’m ashamed of myself,” McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” McCain, a former...

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
    Feb23

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday in eastern Ukraine, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Rebel assaults in east Ukraine make weapons pullback impossible, Kiev says
    Feb23

    Rebel assaults in east Ukraine make weapons pullback impossible, Kiev says

    ‘If the enemies continue to use their own heavy weapons, it is clear that Ukraine will continue to counteract these operations’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine can’t pull back heavy weapons from front line for ceasefire because rebels keep attacking, military says
    Feb23

    Ukraine can’t pull back heavy weapons from front line for ceasefire because rebels keep attacking, military says

    Under a peace agreement reached on Feb. 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons anywhere from 25 to 70 kilometres to create a buffer zone …read more Source: Vancouver...