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    U.S. will send more aid to Ukraine, Kerry says
    Feb08

    U.S. will send more aid to Ukraine, Kerry says

    Congress is pressuring the Obama administration to arm Ukraine while Europeans oppose it. …read more Source: USA...

    E.U. Official Sees No Rift With U.S. Over Arming Ukraine
    Feb08

    E.U. Official Sees No Rift With U.S. Over Arming Ukraine

    MUNICH (Reuters) – The European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Sunday she did not expect any transatlantic rift with Washington over Ukraine if the United States went ahead with proposals to supply arms to Kiev. With pro-Russian separatists making gains in eastern Ukraine, discussions are under way in Washington about whether...

    Leaders aim to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk Wednesday
    Feb08

    Leaders aim to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk Wednesday

    BERLIN — Efforts to broker a peace deal in Ukraine gained momentum Sunday with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing they aim to hold four-way talks this week, even as fighting rages on.The plan for a meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French...

    War and Default: Merkel Leadership Challenged by European Chaos
    Feb08

    War and Default: Merkel Leadership Challenged by European Chaos

    After almost a decade as German chancellor, Angela Merkel faces a moment of truth as a resurgent Russia and fed-up Greeks challenge her blueprint for Europe’s future.As bloodshed in eastern Ukraine escalates and the new Greek government rejects austerity championed by… …read more Source:...

    Leaders Scramble To Avert ‘Dramatic Spiral’ In Ukraine
    Feb08

    Leaders Scramble To Avert ‘Dramatic Spiral’ In Ukraine

    (Reuters) – 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 there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: International Business...

    Is Vladimir Putin a brilliant strategist, tactician, or mad? West must figure out Russia’s endgame
    Feb08

    Is Vladimir Putin a brilliant strategist, tactician, or mad? West must figure out Russia’s endgame

    Analysis At a recent conference held in the Baltic states, one word dominated the agenda: Putin. They could have discussed Russia and its foreign policy more generally, but all routes lead to a president whose 15 years in power have left him in total charge. Amid increased fears of all-out war in Ukraine, governments and policy-makers around...

    Leaders to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk Wednesday
    Feb08

    Leaders to hold Ukraine summit in Minsk Wednesday

    BERLIN (AP) — Efforts to broker a peace deal in Ukraine gained momentum Sunday with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing they aim to hold four-way talks this week, even as fighting rages on. The plan for a meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

    4-way summit on Ukraine crisis could herald breakthrough on peace deal
    Feb08

    4-way summit on Ukraine crisis could herald breakthrough on peace deal

    MUNICH — A peace proposal for Ukraine edged toward a possible breakthrough as the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed Sunday to a joint summit alongside representatives of the pro-Moscow separatists who have waged a bloody campaign in the Ukrainian east. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Letters From Donbas, Part 3: ‘Dirt, Tears, and Blood’
    Feb08

    Letters From Donbas, Part 3: ‘Dirt, Tears, and Blood’

    Thousands have fled eastern Ukraine since the conflict erupted in April. Some have since returned. Other people chose to stay and tough it out. From teachers to pensioners to families with children, residents of rebel-held towns are struggling to get on with their lives amid the chaos and uncertainty. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Can 4 world leaders end fighting in Ukraine?
    Feb08

    Can 4 world leaders end fighting in Ukraine?

    Four countries hope to draft a plan that would renew September’s much-violated Ukraine-Russia peace accord. …read more Source: Christian Science...