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    Way Station for War
    Feb12

    Way Station for War

    KIEV — On the second floor of Kiev’s central train station, in a cavernous waiting room full of red leather couches, Nina, a portly 57-year-old retiree, sat with all of her worldly belongings packed up in a mountain of bags at her feet. Nina (who didn’t want to share her last name) hails from Horlivka, a town in Donetsk Oblast that is...

    Battered Ukraine airport is the war prize everyone wants
    Feb12

    Battered Ukraine airport is the war prize everyone wants

    …More about Russia, Us World, Politics, Ukraine, and Eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    ECB Raises Pressure on Greece as Tsipras Meets EU Peers
    Feb12

    ECB Raises Pressure on Greece as Tsipras Meets EU Peers

    The European Central Bank raised the pressure on Greece to extend an international bailout deal on Thursday, as new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EU leaders austerity was killing his economy and an alternative had to be found. After euro zone finance ministers failed to agree a joint statement about a way forward on Greece’s...

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine
    Feb12

    Cease-fire Reached for East Ukraine

    A cease-fire is to take effect in battle-scarred eastern Ukraine Saturday night, after 16 hours of all-night talks involving the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. But officials acknowledge the accord left many disputes unresolved. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London on the complexities and implications of the agreement....

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses

    The deal made by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine builds on a ceasefire agreement reached in September and violated almost immediately. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep
    Feb12

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep

    The deal, backed by leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany, includes a withdrawal of heavy weapons and a prisoner exchange. But it also retains the problems that led to the collapse of a similar deal in September. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk
    Feb12

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk

    It might stop the fighting in Donbas. But the agreement reached in Minsk does little to address the real issue at the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?
    Feb12

    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more than a decade after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, shockingly little is being done to stop massive human rights abuses. The prospects of victims receiving justice, let alone bringing perpetrators to account, seems ever more remote. In recent days, we have...

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine
    Feb12

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine

    Should the U.S. arm Ukraine for its fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin? Before you say “Duh,” consider this: Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a smaller, weaker actor to defeat a big-time power. If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it’s signing up for more than military aid. When Ukraine...

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal
    Feb12

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal

    MINSK, Belarus – Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back from the front and Ukraine would trade broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of 2015 under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The deal was full of potential...