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    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...

    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...

    Raw: Shelling aftermath in Donetsk
    Feb09

    Raw: Shelling aftermath in Donetsk

    Heavy shelling around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk overnight on Sunday killed two people, according to a rebel official. (Feb. 9) …read more Source: USA...

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders
    Feb09

    Big Challenges for G20 Leaders

    Security was tight as the G20 meeting got underway in Istanbul. Turkey’s neighbours Syria and Greece are causing headaches, as is unrest in nearby Ukraine. But the brave faces of European leaders were for once reflected by positive economic data. The ECB’s bond-buying plan has pushed up sentiment in the euro zone for a fourth straight...

    Obama, Merkel Meet to Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Meet to Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. President Barack Obama met on Monday at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the best path to take to resolve the situation. Merkel discussed the peace initiative with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and has made clear she opposes providing lethal arms to the Ukraine government,...

    BBC Finds 2 Ukraine ‘Ghost Town’ Civilians
    Feb09

    BBC Finds 2 Ukraine ‘Ghost Town’ Civilians

    Leaders of Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to hold talks in Minsk on Wednesday, as part of the latest diplomatic push to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Nine more Ukrainian soldiers killed
    Feb09

    Nine more Ukrainian soldiers killed

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said today. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Open letter to Merkel: Give Ukraine the tools to fight for its life
    Feb09

    Open letter to Merkel: Give Ukraine the tools to fight for its life

    This is an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Yaroslav Baran, Euromaidan Ottawa, on the occasion of Merkel’s flying visit to Ottawa to discuss the Ukraine crisis with Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Dear Chancellor Merkel: As head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany, there is no question that you are a friend of...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    By STEVEN R. HURST read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian Aggression Reinforces Western Unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian Aggression Reinforces Western Unity

    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… …read more Source:...