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    Intense photos show how crazy things are getting in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Intense photos show how crazy things are getting in Ukraine

    As Europe and the US debate whether or not to arm the Ukrainian military, the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine is degenerating with astounding speed as Russian-backed separatists push their gains. As the rebels continue to push the Ukrainian military back, Russia has taken less precaution in maintaining its cover story that it is not...

    Obama refused to give Russia a ‘red line’ with Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama refused to give Russia a ‘red line’ with Ukraine

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that the US could give lethal weapons to help Ukraine fight against Russian-backed separatists. But, speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama wouldn’t say at what point he would do so. “There’s not going to be any specific point at which I say, ‘Ah,...

    Russian Army Set to Agree Deal to Use Cyprus Ports and Airstrips
    Feb09

    Russian Army Set to Agree Deal to Use Cyprus Ports and Airstrips

    The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has said he is in talks with the Russian government to let its military use the island nation’s sea and airports. He made the announcement in an interview with Russia’s state owned news agency Itar-Tass today, having previously denied earlier reports that Cyprus had agreed a deal to lease...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict. Still, Obama held open the prospect that … …read more Source:...

    Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift between U.S., allies
    Feb09

    Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift between U.S., allies

    President Obama said Monday he’s considering providing Ukraine with lethal military arms to battle pro-Russian separatists, a potential move that would both ratchet up tension between Ukraine and Russia and also could create a rift between the U.S. and its European allies. Mr. Obama made the comments at a White … …read more...

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks
    Feb09

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to postpone further sanctions against Russia for a week to give time to a peace push to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. EU ministers meeting in Brussels made it clear their decision to delay new sanctions against Russia did not mean repealing them. In remarks to reporters following the talks on Monday,...

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev
    Feb09

    Ukraine crisis: Merkel urges talks as Obama weighs lethal arms for Kiev

    The German chancellor insists that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the worsening fighting in Ukraine, while US hawks argue that Kiev needs to be empowered to defend itself against the Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    House members moving toward legislation for sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    House members moving toward legislation for sending arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee are developing… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?
    Feb09

    Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

    Ukraine has had several cycles on the diplomatic merry-go-round, but the only result is more weapons in the hands of the so-described pro-Russia rebels. There is another round of diplomacy planned this week, an initiative by the German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande. However, the early indication is that Russia’s strongman...

    Obama Says Russia Has Clearly Violated Agreement On Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama Says Russia Has Clearly Violated Agreement On Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama said after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington that it is clear Russia has violated a previous agreement on Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...