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    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?
    Feb20

    Leonid Bershidsky: Has Putin had enough?

    At first glance, the pro-Russian rebels’ takeover of the railroad hub of Debaltseve this week, and reports of some shelling elsewhere, seem like a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement reached last week in Minsk. Yet Ukrainian troops’ orderly retreat from Debaltseve was the best possible outcome — and not just for the troops...

    Stephen Harper’s selective punishment of Vladimir Putin
    Feb20

    Stephen Harper’s selective punishment of Vladimir Putin

    Again this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more sanctions aimed at punishing Vladimir Putin and once again he threatened more if there are continued violations of a ceasefire in Ukraine. Further Russian escalation will result in further costs to the Russian economy, Harper said. Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson boasted Ottawa...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    Rebel fighters hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town …read more Source:...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb20

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    Cossack fighters laugh, hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town …read more Source:...

    Ukraine gets Radarsat imagery while Canadian military faces shortage of data
    Feb20

    Ukraine gets Radarsat imagery while Canadian military faces shortage of data

    Canada’s military will be providing Ukraine with satellite imagery even though it’s facing a critical shortage when it comes to acquiring such surveillance data for its own use, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. The Conservative government received a request from the Ukrainians in September to provide the imagery from...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    This One Paragraph Explains the (Partially Self-Inflicted) Tragedy of Ukraine
    Feb20

    This One Paragraph Explains the (Partially Self-Inflicted) Tragedy of Ukraine

    The situation in Ukraine right now is pretty grim. The European-brokered “ceasefire” is joke, even if the Obama administration continues to hold out hope. Russian separatists launched an offensive against the town of Debaltseve, forcing Ukrainian troops to retreat. The State Department, for its part, boldly affirmed the Ukrainian...

    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”
    Feb20

    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”

    Despite bitter differences over the fate of Syria and Ukraine, the United States and Russia still agree on one thing: The need to confront violent Islamic extremists from North Africa to the Middle East. But forging a coordinated strategy for combating the scourge has been complicated by the deteriorating state of relations between the Cold War...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list
    Feb19

    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list

    Canada has added the name Alexander Zaldostanov to the list of Russians under sanctions because of the war in Ukraine. But unlike the other prominent Russians targeted, he is not a senior military officer or the CEO of a major oil company. The 51-year-old Zaldostanov, nicknamed “The Surgeon,” is the head of Russia’s biggest biker gang, the...