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    Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    Earlier this month, a cease-fire agreement was signed in Minsk, Belarus, after long talks between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Ukrainian government troops and rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine agreed to cease hostilities by February 15 and withdraw heavy weapons at least 30 miles from the agreed-upon buffer zone stretching...

    German Gov’t ‘Extremely Worried’ No Full Ukraine Ceasefire Yet
    Feb23

    German Gov’t ‘Extremely Worried’ No Full Ukraine Ceasefire Yet

    The German government is very concerned that there is still no comprehensive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, more than a week after it should have taken effect, and urged Moscow anew on Monday to use its influence over pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Military Reports Rebel Drones Over East Ukraine
    Feb23

    Ukrainian Military Reports Rebel Drones Over East Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels have flown as many as 12 reconnaissance drones over various areas of the contested Donbas region on Monday, Ukrainian authorities claimed. The presence of the unmanned aerial vehicles comes as a week-old ceasefire keeps being breached repeatedly. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
    Feb23

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist… …read more Source:...

    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...

    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....

    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...