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    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:...

    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 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 will now start actually pulling back heavy weapons as required by cease-fire agreement, military says
    Feb26

    Ukraine will now start actually pulling back heavy weapons as required by cease-fire agreement, military says

    KYIV, Ukraine — 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 cease-fire agreement. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces, however. It...

    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 …...

    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 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...

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis
    Feb26

    A Russian online retailer is selling Ukrainian separatist bikinis

    Voenpro is a Russian online retailer of military memorabilia and other gadgets. To “celebrate” the struggle of the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, it has launched a dedicated fashion line called “World of Novorossiya,” as reported by Newsweek. Novorossiya is the name the rebels use to call the eastern Ukrainian region they...

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east
    Feb26

    Ukraine to start pulling back heavy weapons in east

    Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces. …read more Source: USA...

    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...