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    Crowdfunding the War in Ukraine — From Manhattan
    Feb05

    Crowdfunding the War in Ukraine — From Manhattan

    At French Roast, a bistro on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Ivan Rodichenko remembers when a machine gun took his comrade’s head clean off — and what happened next. “The Russians took his cellphone out of his pocket and rifled through his contacts. They found the numbers for his parents and his girlfriend and called them to say Oleh was...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb05

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    Ukranian government soldiers tries to fix his truck in Artemivsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Soldiers bark orders at exhausted residents boarding evacuation buses with overflowing bags … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    U.S. shifts toward arming Ukraine against Russia-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. shifts toward arming Ukraine against Russia-backed rebels

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russia-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kyiv and Munich. …read more Source:...

    Inside the Obama Administration’s About-Face On Arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    Inside the Obama Administration’s About-Face On Arming Ukraine

    Since last year’s start of the crisis in Ukraine, the White House repeatedly has turned down requests from Kiev for weapons. Over the last four days, American policy has shifted so dramatically that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Tuesday he is certain guns are coming. Part of the reason for the turnabout is the deteriorating...

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels

    The White House may reverse its opposition to arming Ukraine despite concerns that might escalate the conflict and turn it into an overt proxy war with Russia …read more Source: Vancouver...

    A very telling trend of who is leaving and who is entering Russia
    Feb05

    A very telling trend of who is leaving and who is entering Russia

    There’s a really telling trend about Russia’s demographics: Westerners are moving out of Russia, while citizens of central and east Asia are moving in. Germans, Americans, Britons, Fins, Spaniards, and Italians topped the list of foreigners moving out of Russia in 2014. On the other hand, those living in China, Armenia, Kazakhstan,...

    Merkel Says Give Diplomacy a Chance as Ukraine War Expands
    Feb05

    Merkel Says Give Diplomacy a Chance as Ukraine War Expands

    They are heading out of town in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists expand their fight. Kiev’s Western allies are alarmed over the rebel advance in recent weeks–which all but ended a five-month-old ceasefire. They board buses provided by the Ukrainian emergency ministry. German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledges that the...

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kyiv and Munich. As President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon said Wednesday he’s...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb04

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with...

    Russia’s Nuclear Strategy Raises Concerns in NATO
    Feb04

    Russia’s Nuclear Strategy Raises Concerns in NATO

    Concern is growing in NATO over Russia’s nuclear strategy and indications that Russian military planners may be lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons in any conflict, alliance diplomats say. NATO officials have drawn up an analysis of Russian nuclear strategy that will be discussed by alliance defense ministers at a meeting in...