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    Officials warn of Russian danger to EU, NATO
    Feb20

    Officials warn of Russian danger to EU, NATO

    Ed AdamczykLONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — A senior NATO military officer warned that Russia could invade the Baltic States with tactics practiced in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Not Defending Our Ideals of Freedom Today Would Be a Crime
    Feb20

    Not Defending Our Ideals of Freedom Today Would Be a Crime

    As I prepared my notes in my hotel room some hours before the conference on the freedom of expression in Copenhagen, I was thinking of what I should tell the Danish about freedom of speech. Should I just share my experiences and the horrible consequences of our fight in “non-democratic” countries like Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and...

    Rebels violating ceasefire, Ukraine says
    Feb20

    Rebels violating ceasefire, Ukraine says

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine, military official says. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev
    Feb20

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. Today he faces a country that is racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for financial help while still stinging from Russia’s annexation Crimea....

    Mariupol, Ukraine’s Next Battleground: Rebel Control Of Seaport Would Allow Russia To Transport Goods, Water To Crimea
    Feb20

    Mariupol, Ukraine’s Next Battleground: Rebel Control Of Seaport Would Allow Russia To Transport Goods, Water To Crimea

    Fighting in Ukraine has shifted from the western front near Debaltseve to the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol, a once bustling city along a crucial land route that would connect rebel-held territory with Russian-annexed Crimea, providing an economic corridor essential to Crimea’s economic viability as a Russian territory. Mariupol lies just...

    Until 2013, 10% of the US’ electricity came from disassembled Russian nuclear warheads
    Feb20

    Until 2013, 10% of the US’ electricity came from disassembled Russian nuclear warheads

    Relations between the US and Russia are as bad as they’ve been since the end of the Cold War. But until 2013, the two countries collaborated on a largely unknown diplomatic, political, and trade initiative that eliminated 500 tons of weapons-grade uranium while providing 7 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity in the US. The Megatons to...

    Turns out not too much fire ended up ceasing in Ukraine
    Feb20

    Turns out not too much fire ended up ceasing in Ukraine

    The overnight deal that last week brought a “cease fire” to Ukraine was always tinged with peril. As we wrote at the time, it was easy for Putin to sign the deal knowing he could re-assume his aggressive behavior whenever he felt like it, since there’s clearly nothing the West is going to do to stop him. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Putin: Russia’s military strength is unmatchable
    Feb20

    Putin: Russia’s military strength is unmatchable

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday other countries should not think they can attain military superiority over Russia, Interfax reported. “No one should have the illusion that they can gain military superiority over Russia, put any kind of pressure on it. We will always have an adequate answer for any such adventures,”...

    Putin says Russia will never yield to foreign pressure
    Feb20

    Putin says Russia will never yield to foreign pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he will not allow anyone to get a military advantage over Russia and pledges that the country will never yield to foreign pressure. In a tough statement that comes amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, Putin warned Friday that “no one should have any illusions that it’s possible to achieve...

    Life In A Debaltseve Bomb Shelter
    Feb20

    Life In A Debaltseve Bomb Shelter

    Some residents of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine have spent more than a week in a cellar, hiding from shells and bullets as Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatists battled over the town. On February 19, they described their desperate situation. (RFE/RL’s Current Time) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...