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    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire
    Feb18

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire

    Mykhailo Palinchak/Reuters One of the enduring ironies about ceasefires is that they can immediately produce more violence as combatants struggle for advantage before the deadline to put down their weapons. The lag between the signing and the implementation of last week’s Ukrainian ceasefire reflected this pattern. Nor did the fighting end...

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine
    Feb18

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine

    Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia’s military involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?
    Feb18

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande returned from Minsk over the weekend, there was a fragile hope that the cease-fire agreement they secured might halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. That hope was smashed this week in Debaltseve, a rail junction between the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. On...

    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels
    Feb18

    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels

    A strategic rail hub in eastern Ukraine has fallen to rebel forces after weeks of relentless fighting. Ukrainian forces have been seen retreating and Ukraine’s president confirms that he has ordered troops to withdraw. (Feb. 18) …read more Source: USA...

    Russia’s Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google
    Feb18

    Russia’s Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s search engine provider Yandex asked local antitrust authorities Wednesday to investigate Google for unfairly keeping its rivals’ services off its mobile devices.The request came with Google making recent inroads in the Russian market thanks to its popular Android-powered smartphones.The European...

    Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America
    Feb18

    Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America

    MOSCOW — When pragmatic negotiators in Minsk left two days free before the start of the cease-fire in Ukraine, both sides exploited that opportunity to continue the fighting. Pro-Russian separatists launched an all-out attack on Debaltseve in an attempt to force the Ukrainian army troops encircled there to lay down their arms. And as if in...

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow
    Feb18

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow

    Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day. But to a 9-year-old girl years ago, Russia was a romantic and artistic country, despite the fact that we were then in the midst of the Cold War.I was that young girl who saw a movie called Never Let Me...

    Cameron: sanctions against Russia could last years
    Feb18

    Cameron: sanctions against Russia could last years

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron warned economic sanctions against Russia could last years, but will not be eased until Russia changes its Ukraine policy. …read more Source: United Press...

    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline
    Feb18

    Donetsk Rebel Leader Wounded on Ukraine Frontline

    Initial reports suggest Alexander Zaharchenko was shot in the foot in the town of Debaltseve. …read more Source:...

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance
    Feb18

    Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

    In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10. Meeting with Cairo’s military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Putin bestowed on his host a macabre but perhaps characteristic gift: a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. According to media, the...