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    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals. …read more Source: U.S....

    National Post View: If Putin is to be stopped, Ukraine must be armed
    Feb09

    National Post View: If Putin is to be stopped, Ukraine must be armed

    In recent days, the situation in Central Europe has moved from disturbing to alarming. Vladimir Putin, undeterred by Western sanctions, is escalating his country’s incremental invasion of Ukraine. When fighting first began last year, the Russians at least pretended to have no direct control over the heavily armed, well trained and...

    EU presses peace plan for Ukraine, but hawks want Russian sanctions to stay
    Feb09

    EU presses peace plan for Ukraine, but hawks want Russian sanctions to stay

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    East Ukraine Jews to get $650,000 in emergency funding
    Feb09

    East Ukraine Jews to get $650,000 in emergency funding

    (JTA) — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews pledged $650,000 in emergency funding for Jews in the battle zones of eastern Ukraine. The emergency funding will provide Jews from cities such as Dontesk and Mariupol, who are caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, with medicine, food, housing and...

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions
    Feb09

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions

    BRUSSELS— European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Monday that he hoped the peace talks “will help to get a real...

    Merkel To Meet Obama In Washington Ahead Of Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb09

    Merkel To Meet Obama In Washington Ahead Of Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan aimed at ending the protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to media reports. The meeting comes ahead of a crucial summit in the Belarusian capital of Minsk later this week, which is to be attended by leaders from...

    Don’t issue ultimatums to Putin: Russian radio cites Kremlin
    Feb09

    Don’t issue ultimatums to Putin: Russian radio cites Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be spoken to in the language of ultimatums at talks on the Ukraine crisis, a… …read more Source:...

    1,500 Russian troops, military equipment enter Ukraine: Kiev
    Feb09

    1,500 Russian troops, military equipment enter Ukraine: Kiev

    Kiev (AFP) – At least 1,500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware entered Ukraine over the weekend, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.”1,500 Russian soldiers and 300 pieces of military equipment, including Grad missile systems, crossed the Ukraine-Russia border on February 7 and 8,” Ukraine military spokesman...

    Merkel says Ukraine peace bid uncertain, but worth trying’
    Feb09

    Merkel says Ukraine peace bid uncertain, but worth trying’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday the latest Franco-German bid to end the Ukraine crisis with Russia was “uncertain” but “worth trying” given the ongoing bloodshed. Duration: 00:40 Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    This Is Where Putin Will Strike Next
    Feb09

    This Is Where Putin Will Strike Next

    Western leaders are trying to negotiate a political solution to the war in Ukraine, but Mariupol, which stands between Russia and Crimea, has to be ready for the worst. …read more Source: The Daily...