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    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet
    Feb11

    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet

    Ed AdamczykMARIUPOL, Ukraine, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as separatist rebels approached the port city of Mariupol and a summit conference was convened. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin’s Push for Peace Renews Hopes for a Ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Putin’s Push for Peace Renews Hopes for a Ceasefire in Ukraine

    Throughout the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried hard to keep himself apart from the warring sides. He has neither met publicly with the leaders of Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatist rebellion nor engaged in a formal round of peace talks with their enemies in the Ukrainian government. The Kremlin, he...

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks
    Feb11

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks

    The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus to efforts to bring it to an end. Even Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov talking of hopes of progress ahead of the latest peace talks – if the...

    Ukraine needs stronger defense against Russia, lawmaker warns
    Feb11

    Ukraine needs stronger defense against Russia, lawmaker warns

    Even though fighting rages on in Ukraine’s eastern region, Ukrainian leaders are hopeful fresh talks in Minsk will resolve the months-long conflict. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’
    Feb11

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France plan to meet in Minsk for what French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called a “last-chance negotiation” to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?
    Feb11

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?

    Harlan Ullman It appears that the United States, possibly with NATO allies, may soon embark on providing arms to Ukraine to help Kiev counter Russian and separatist aggression in the east. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting

    MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, with Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists tightening the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says
    Feb11

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top U.S. military commander in Europe says the U.S military is to train Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Wednesday that in March a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Ministry of...

    US Army commander for Europe: Russian troops are currently fighting on Ukraine’s front lines
    Feb11

    US Army commander for Europe: Russian troops are currently fighting on Ukraine’s front lines

    Russian troops are directly engaged in fighting in Ukraine along the front lines of the critical town of Debaltseve, US Army Europe commander Ben Hodges said on Wednesday. “It’s very obvious from the amount of ammunition, type of equipment, there’s direct Russian military intervention in the Debaltseve area,” Hodges said...

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people and wounding nine in a shelling attack on a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed that they would travel to Belarus, to attend a four-way summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...