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    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire
    Feb12

    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk (Grigory Dukor/Reuters/The Atlantic) There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the new Ukrainian ceasefire that was signed in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday morning after nearly 17 hours of negotiations....

    Arming Ukraine With Lethal Weapons Has Risks
    Feb12

    Arming Ukraine With Lethal Weapons Has Risks

    Video Transcript Paul Floyd: Hi. I’m Paul Floyd, a military analyst here at Stratfor, and I’m joined by Sim Tack, another military analyst here at Stratfor. Today we’re going to discuss a lot of the noise that we’ve been hearing about both the U.S. and or NATO arming the Ukrainian military to do duel with conflict...

    What happens after Ukraine peace deal?
    Feb12

    What happens after Ukraine peace deal?

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have signed up to a peace plan after lengthy talks, raising hopes that the brutal conflict in eastern Ukraine could be brought to a close. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine cease-fire: Key points of the new truce
    Feb12

    Ukraine cease-fire: Key points of the new truce

    KIEV, Ukraine — After 16 hours of intense negotiations in Minsk, Belarus, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine, along with their German and French counterparts, renewed a fragile truce on Wednesday to bring an end to the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people during the past 10 months in eastern Ukraine. See also: Russia and Ukraine agree...

    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation
    Feb12

    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation

    The war in eastern Ukraine is in a state of cease-fire after a deal reached in Minsk on February 12. But if the last ceasefire is any indication, this halt in hostilities won’t spell the end of the most severe geopolitical crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. The last attempt at a halt in fighting quickly fell...

    AP Interview: Hungary ‘cannot afford not to talk to Russia’
    Feb12

    AP Interview: Hungary ‘cannot afford not to talk to Russia’

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary “cannot afford not to talk to Russia” about ensuring gas supplies, the Hungarian foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told The Associated Press that because of the cancellation of two natural gas pipeline projects, Nabucco and South Stream, “the only way to ensure energy security in...

    Coffee, No Naps for Leaders in Minsk
    Feb12

    Coffee, No Naps for Leaders in Minsk

    The leaders who negotiated a new Ukraine deal wrangled over the precise timing of a cease-fire, drank “buckets of coffee,” and didn’t sleep. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia ‘Sent Tanks and Artillery to Rebels During Peace Talks’, Says Kiev
    Feb12

    Russia ‘Sent Tanks and Artillery to Rebels During Peace Talks’, Says Kiev

    The Russian armed forces sent 50 tanks, along with a succession of artillery and military supplies to territories held by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, while the leaders of the two countries were debating a ceasefire for the region last night, a Ukrainian defence and security spokesman has said. While Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko and...

    A Cynical Ukraine Deal That Just Might Work
    Feb12

    A Cynical Ukraine Deal That Just Might Work

    If all goes well, this cease-fire agreement may give Ukraine control over its eastern frontier, ensuring the country can remain whole and free. …read more Source:...

    Peace plan still faces significant hurdles
    Feb12

    Peace plan still faces significant hurdles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk say they’ll believe it when they see it. The city has been pounded daily by artillery since late May, as pro-Russia rebels battle government forces in eastern Ukraine. And residents aren’t ready to believe that a cease-fire will take effect under a peace deal that was...