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    Obama administration warily eyes Ukraine-Russia cease-fire while mulling arms support
    Feb13

    Obama administration warily eyes Ukraine-Russia cease-fire while mulling arms support

    The Obama administration said Friday that it is still weighing whether to provide U.S. weapons to Ukraine’s military and that the success or failure of a delicate peace deal reached this week to end the nation’s conflict with Russia-backed separatists will affect the calculus of the decision. Administration officials said …...

    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal

    By MATTHEW LEE read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow
    Feb13

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow

    Of the hundreds of prisoners of war captured during the nearly yearlong fighting in eastern Ukraine, only one was mentioned by name on the agenda of world leaders at peace talks in Minsk, Belarus: Nadiya V. Savchenko, a former lieutenant… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Rocket Fire Kills Soldiers and Civilians, a Day after Ukrainian, Russian, German and French Leaders Agree Terms for Ceasefire
    Feb13

    Rocket Fire Kills Soldiers and Civilians, a Day after Ukrainian, Russian, German and French Leaders Agree Terms for Ceasefire

    An internationally agreed ceasefire due to start Saturday tonight in eastern Ukraine is under threat from intense fighting and disputes between Kiev and Russian-backed separatists over the terms of the deal. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve
    Feb13

    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, sought to delay agreement on a Ukrainian ceasefire at talks in Minsk because he wanted pro-Russia separatists to capture the eastern railway hub of Debaltseve, an EU summit has been told. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine crisis tests the West
    Feb13

    Ukraine crisis tests the West

    Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but triumphant, calling the deal a mere “glimmer of hope” for peace…. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — There’s no sign of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine — where hostilities are supposed to end over the weekend under a peace plan worked out this week in Belarus. Russian-backed separatists have mounted a sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of the truce. Officials say at least 25 people were...

    New Model Dictator
    Feb13

    New Model Dictator

    For most of the West, Vladimir Putin is a bogeyman. His love affair with the thuggish separatists in eastern Ukraine has blotched his image across the democratic world. In November, he had to slink away prematurely from the G20 Summit in Australia after he was snubbed by just about every leader who counted. Yet the reception he got during his...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    Paris (AFP) – France basked Friday in the “historic” first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship...

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts
    Feb13

    Putin’s Frozen Conflicts

    High-level negotiations in Minsk have just produced a new ceasefire in the war in Ukraine. Few believe that the agreement will hold for long. But even if it does, the Western powers are showing little inclination to make efforts to roll back the separatist enclave in the beleaguered country’s east. Russia, meanwhile, shows no real sign of...