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    European leaders to hold breathe new life into Ukraine peace plan with Minsk summit
    Feb08

    European leaders to hold breathe new life into Ukraine peace plan with Minsk summit

    The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aim to hold a summit in Minsk this week as they try to stem fighting in eastern Ukraine, officials in Germany and France said Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Merkel asked for quick face time with Harper, as her meeting with Putin looms
    Feb08

    Merkel asked for quick face time with Harper, as her meeting with Putin looms

    The Canadian Press has learned that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a short meeting in Ottawa on Monday night as she continues her frenzied transatlantic shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. The influential German leader will be in Washington earlier Monday for a previously scheduled meeting with...

    Washington Week: Focus on Ukraine Crisis
    Feb08

    Washington Week: Focus on Ukraine Crisis

    …read more Source: Voice of...

    Analysis: Behind the scenes, Kazakhstan seeks to resolve Ukrainian stalemate
    Feb08

    Analysis: Behind the scenes, Kazakhstan seeks to resolve Ukrainian stalemate

    John C.K. Daly The article details quiet but persistent Kazakh efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis through mediation …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Gather Momentum as 4-Way Summit Planned
    Feb08

    Ukraine Peace Talks Gather Momentum as 4-Way Summit Planned

    As Russian-backed separatists gain ground in eastern Ukraine, efforts to broker peace appeared to gain momentum Sunday, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week. The proposed meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor Angela...

    Hungry and homeless: In eastern Ukraine, Europe sees worsening humanitarian crisis
    Feb08

    Hungry and homeless: In eastern Ukraine, Europe sees worsening humanitarian crisis

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Larisa Yakovenko survived a direct rocket strike on her single-story Debaltseve cottage. But with the wreckage strewn about and her exit blocked, the 49-year-old woman with a disability was certain she would die from exposure to the cold or starvation, as she lay helpless amid the smoldering rubble. “I thought I...

    Russia is getting military bases in an EU state
    Feb08

    Russia is getting military bases in an EU state

    Cyprus has offered Russia to have air and navy bases on its territory. Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades announced that the country is ready to host Russian aviation and naval bases. The official agreement on military cooperation between the two nations is expedcted be signed on February 25, 2015, according to Lenta.ru. “There is an old...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Desperation and Destruction in a Contested City
    Feb08

    In Eastern Ukraine, Desperation and Destruction in a Contested City

    Debaltseve, a crucial rail junction, has become the main focus of combat in eastern Ukraine, and has been battered by shelling from rebel forces eager to control it. …read more Source: The New York...

    As Debaltseve Residents Try to Flee, the Window Closes
    Feb08

    As Debaltseve Residents Try to Flee, the Window Closes

    For seven months, the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, northeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, has been battered by shelling from rebel forces on all sides. …read more Source: The New York...

    Leaders Scramble to Avert ‘Dramatic Spiral’ in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Leaders Scramble to Avert ‘Dramatic Spiral’ in Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence. …read more Source:...