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    Ukraine Crisis: Porokoshenko Considers Martial Law If Peace Summit Fails, Violence Continues
    Feb11

    Ukraine Crisis: Porokoshenko Considers Martial Law If Peace Summit Fails, Violence Continues

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that his government will consider the installation of martial law throughout the nation if fighting continues to escalate between Ukraine’s military forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels. The declaration came just hours before Poroshenko was slated to meet with Russian President...

    Friend of Putin Assumes Role of Negotiator in Ukrainian Conflict
    Feb11

    Friend of Putin Assumes Role of Negotiator in Ukrainian Conflict

    Critics of Viktor V. Medvedchuk, enlisted by Ukraine in talks with separatists, are less troubled by his Soviet past than his close ties with Russia’s leader. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama’s Last National Security Strategy
    Feb11

    Obama’s Last National Security Strategy

    The world of today appears to be a great deal more dangerous than the one that President Obama inherited on taking office in 2009. The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has remade the map of a large chunk of the Middle East. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan is any more stable or peaceful despite the formal withdrawal of U.S. ground forces. War rages across...

    Fighting In Ukraine Continues Ahead Of Important Peace Talks
    Feb11

    Fighting In Ukraine Continues Ahead Of Important Peace Talks

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people at a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as Western leaders confirmed that they would take part in peace talks later in the day. Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said she and French President Francois Hollande...

    Ukraine demands “unconditional peace” as war rages
    Feb11

    Ukraine demands “unconditional peace” as war rages

    European leaders to join Putin and Ukrainian president for peace talks as spiralling death toll adds urgency to latest diplomatic push …read more Source:...

    Fighting in Ukraine continues ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Fighting in Ukraine continues ahead of peace talks

    Fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people at a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, as Western leaders confirmed that they would take part…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The West Should Arm Ukraine
    Feb11

    The West Should Arm Ukraine

    Here’s Why—And How February 11, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Raw: Damage from shelling at Ukraine bus station
    Feb11

    Raw: Damage from shelling at Ukraine bus station

    At least two people were killed, according to rebel officials, when a shell hit a city-to-city bus station in downtown Donetsk on Wednesday. (Feb. 11) …read more Source: USA...

    Meeting of World Leaders in Belarus Aims to Address Ukraine Conflict
    Feb11

    Meeting of World Leaders in Belarus Aims to Address Ukraine Conflict

    The talks involving Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are based on peace agreement signed in September but violated almost immediately after its signing. …read more Source: The New York...

    FP’s Situation Report: Fighting continues in Ukraine ahead of peace talks; The Islamic State’s last known American hostage is dead; U.S. rethinks withdrawal plans in Afghanistan; and much more from around the world.
    Feb11

    FP’s Situation Report: Fighting continues in Ukraine ahead of peace talks; The Islamic State’s last known American hostage is dead; U.S. rethinks withdrawal plans in Afghanistan; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Fresh violence in Ukraine lessens hopes for peace. There were signs late Tuesday of a nearing agreement to end the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists. And Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed his attendance at the peace talks in Minsk at the last minute. But new fighting overnight has...