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    NATO Meets to Approve Strengthening Forces in Eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO Meets to Approve Strengthening Forces in Eastern Europe

    NATO defense ministers met on Thursday to sign off on a network of command centers in eastern Europe to rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia, as well as a new regional headquarters and a bigger rapid reaction force. They were expected to agree to more than double the size of NATO’s existing rapid reaction...

    Kerry to meet with Iranian foreign minister in Germany
    Feb05

    Kerry to meet with Iranian foreign minister in Germany

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A State Department officials says that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Munich, Germany on Saturday to discuss the ongoing nuclear negotiations. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine’s currency in freefall after central bank rate hike
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s currency in freefall after central bank rate hike

    The Ukranian hryvnia is down over 40% hitting new record lows against the dollar after a central bank rate hike failed to calm nerves. The collapse follows an announcement that the central bank is declining to intervene to support the currency. Although central bank governor Valeriia Gontareva stressed it was not a free-float, she added that...

    Kerry goes to Kiev with new peace propsal
    Feb05

    Kerry goes to Kiev with new peace propsal

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 5 (UPI) — With the security situation in Ukraine worsening, Western leaders Thursday hastened efforts to arrange a new peace agreement. …read more Source: United Press...

    Kerry Pledges $16.4M After ‘Russia’s Aggressive Actions’
    Feb05

    Kerry Pledges $16.4M After ‘Russia’s Aggressive Actions’

    John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev Thursday amid calls for the U.S. to begin arming Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

    European leaders push new peace plan as Ukraine fears mount
    Feb05

    European leaders push new peace plan as Ukraine fears mount

    In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move came as the U.S. edged toward… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Will the U.S. arm Ukrainian forces?
    Feb05

    Will the U.S. arm Ukrainian forces?

    Kerry in Kiev to discuss how much more help battered troops can expect as they take on Russian-backed rebels …read more Source:...

    Separatist Injured Find Unofficial Refuge In Russia
    Feb05

    Separatist Injured Find Unofficial Refuge In Russia

    The majority of injured separatist fighters from eastern Ukraine are treated in Russia. But their treatment is not always organized officially. In the border regions of Russia, there are informal clinics and rehabilitation centers organized by the separatists. RFE/RL’s Current Time reports from one such center, in the city of Azov....

    The Daily Vertical: Truth In Trouble
    Feb05

    The Daily Vertical: Truth In Trouble

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran covers for Syria’s use of chemical weapons; Washington wants help from Europe in Ukraine; Ashton Carter walks an easy path to a tough job; and much more from around the world.
    Feb05

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran covers for Syria’s use of chemical weapons; Washington wants help from Europe in Ukraine; Ashton Carter walks an easy path to a tough job; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran gives Syria cover on chemical weapons. The United States wants to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people. Iran is using a series of backchannel diplomatic maneuvers to protect him. FP’s Colum Lynch with the exclusive: “The latest sign of...