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    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine
    Feb14

    Russia asks UN Security Council to take action on Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has circulated a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council endorsing the latest cease-fire agreement on Ukraine and calling on all parties involved to carry it out. U.N. diplomats say the council is expected to meet Sunday to vote on the resolution, just hours after the cease-fire is to take effect. The...

    Indispensable Angela Merkel brings conviction to a united Europe
    Feb14

    Indispensable Angela Merkel brings conviction to a united Europe

    German Chancellor’s no-nonsense, no-frills style is well-suited to tackling violence in Ukraine and debt crisis in Greece …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Arrests Another Journalist as It Girds for Possible Peace
    Feb14

    Ukraine Arrests Another Journalist as It Girds for Possible Peace

    As Ukrainian fighting continues apace as a ceasefire is anticipated this weekend (see P.M. links, and see Ed Krayewski yesterday for why we oughtn’t place too much hope in that ceasefire), Ukraine arrests another journalists for reasons we in the U.S. might not find too proper. (I blogged about the earlier case of Ruslan Kotsaba, for...

    U.S. Accuses Kremlin Of Joining Ukraine Rebels In Assault Ahead Of Cease-Fire
    Feb14

    U.S. Accuses Kremlin Of Joining Ukraine Rebels In Assault Ahead Of Cease-Fire

    The United States accused Russia on Friday of massing artillery and rocket systems around a contested town in eastern Ukraine and joining pro-Russian rebels in attacking Ukrainian forces, calling such actions a violation of the spirit of a cease-fire agreement signed just one day earlier. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Weekend Roundup: Merkel in the Middle as Post-Cold War Europe Falters
    Feb14

    Weekend Roundup: Merkel in the Middle as Post-Cold War Europe Falters

    The whole idea of European integration was to anchor Germany in Europe to avoid another world war and to spread prosperity across the continent with a single market and common currency. Russia agreed to German unification after the Cold War in exchange for the West not absorbing Europe’s eastern frontier into its sphere of influence. Now...

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes last-gasp battle
    Feb14

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes last-gasp battle

    Russian-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault Friday in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave upon wave of shelling in a last-minute grab for territory. At least 26 people were killed across the region. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle
    Feb14

    Ukraine cease-fire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Russian-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault Friday in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend cease-fire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave upon wave of shelling in a last-minute grab for territory. Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted Petro Mekhed, Ukraine’s deputy defense minister, as saying that...

    National Post View: A dubious ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb14

    National Post View: A dubious ceasefire in Ukraine

    The fatal flaw in the agreement to end the fighting in Ukraine is not hard to spot. To succeed, it depends heavily on the good faith and goodwill of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has amply demonstrated he can’t be trusted on either count. The ideal solution to the clash between Ukraine forces and Russian-backed rebels would have...

    Why America, Not Europe, Is Kiev’s Biggest Headache
    Feb14

    Why America, Not Europe, Is Kiev’s Biggest Headache

    Introducing “lethal defensive weapons” into the Ukraine conflict seems the right thing to do. It confirms the visceral Western feeling that Russia — the country where, “they make no pretense of loving liberty” as Lincoln once put it — only respects force. American policy makers in particular are pushing for...

    Russia Earthquake: Official Says There was None Near Border with Ukraine, Belarus
    Feb14

    Russia Earthquake: Official Says There was None Near Border with Ukraine, Belarus

    The U.S. Geological Survey on Friday retracted a post that said there was 6.8-magnitude earthquake near the Russia-Ukraine border. Reuters reported: “USGS Geophysicist Paul Caruso said the agency’s sensors mislocated an earthquake that was taking place elsewhere. “The Russia earthquake appeared on the USGS website while a series of strong...