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    Russian Troops Join Separatists In New Assaults
    Jan21

    Russian Troops Join Separatists In New Assaults

    Rebels and Russian troops in Ukraine’s east are carrying out new offensives, the government in Kiev said, a day after it accused Russia of sending about 800 soldiers across its border. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    As Fighting Deepens In Eastern Ukraine, Death Toll Rises
    Jan21

    As Fighting Deepens In Eastern Ukraine, Death Toll Rises

    Intensifying battles, mounting death tolls and dire new warnings from Russia have dragged eastern Ukraine’s long-running conflict into some of the worst fighting since last summer, rendering a months-old cease-fire agreement effectively defunct. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    UKRAINE OFFICIAL: Putin Is Escalating, Is Emotional, And Hasn’t Spoken To President Poroshenko For 11 Days
    Jan21

    UKRAINE OFFICIAL: Putin Is Escalating, Is Emotional, And Hasn’t Spoken To President Poroshenko For 11 Days

    In a closed session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a high-ranking Ukrainian official just shared the Ukrainian government’s current view of the conflict with Russia: Fighting has resumed after a three-week ceasefire. The administration sees signs that Putin is escalating his forces, albeit in a limited way. The...

    Ukraine Conflict at ‘Turning Point’
    Jan21

    Ukraine Conflict at ‘Turning Point’

    The American ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, has said the recent escalation in fighting in the east could constitute a “turning point” in the conflict. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine claims Russian soldiers are bolstering rebels
    Jan21

    Ukraine claims Russian soldiers are bolstering rebels

    Russia is boosting its troop presence in eastern Ukraine and attacks from separatist rebels have intensified as they seek to gain more territory from government forces, the Ukrainian military said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Lavrov: US  ‘Aggressive” on World Issues
    Jan21

    Lavrov: US ‘Aggressive” on World Issues

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address reflected what he called the U.S. desire to dominate world affairs. Lavrov spoke Wednesday, ahead of a meeting in Berlin to discuss Ukraine. He went on to say that the U.S. has set an “aggressive” course. But he said Moscow continues...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday.Sergey Lavrov said that in particular Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with their counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim region of...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. Sergey Lavrov said that in particular Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with their counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim...

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline
    Jan21

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

    MOSCOW — Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting near Donetsk, and has secured rebel agreement to pull back heavy weapons behind it, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.On the ground, however, major movements of weaponry directed by Russian-backed...

    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.
    Jan21

    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat President Barack Obama used the I-word — Iraq — only twice in last night’s State of the Union. But he boasted of stopping the Islamic State’s advance there and in Syria. FP’s Kate Brannen: “[T]he president’s view is that by sticking to airstrikes and keeping U.S. troops solely in a...