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    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation
    Feb12

    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation

    The war in eastern Ukraine is in a state of cease-fire after a deal reached in Minsk on February 12. But if the last ceasefire is any indication, this halt in hostilities won’t spell the end of the most severe geopolitical crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. The last attempt at a halt in fighting quickly fell...

    Coffee, No Naps for Leaders in Minsk
    Feb12

    Coffee, No Naps for Leaders in Minsk

    The leaders who negotiated a new Ukraine deal wrangled over the precise timing of a cease-fire, drank “buckets of coffee,” and didn’t sleep. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia ‘Sent Tanks and Artillery to Rebels During Peace Talks’, Says Kiev
    Feb12

    Russia ‘Sent Tanks and Artillery to Rebels During Peace Talks’, Says Kiev

    The Russian armed forces sent 50 tanks, along with a succession of artillery and military supplies to territories held by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, while the leaders of the two countries were debating a ceasefire for the region last night, a Ukrainian defence and security spokesman has said. While Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko and...

    I.M.F. Aid ‘a Turning Point for Ukraine’
    Feb12

    I.M.F. Aid ‘a Turning Point for Ukraine’

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, announced Ukraine is set to receive a $17.5 billion funding package to help the country’s struggling economy. …read more Source: The New York...

    A Cynical Ukraine Deal That Just Might Work
    Feb12

    A Cynical Ukraine Deal That Just Might Work

    If all goes well, this cease-fire agreement may give Ukraine control over its eastern frontier, ensuring the country can remain whole and free. …read more Source:...

    Peace plan still faces significant hurdles
    Feb12

    Peace plan still faces significant hurdles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk say they’ll believe it when they see it. The city has been pounded daily by artillery since late May, as pro-Russia rebels battle government forces in eastern Ukraine. And residents aren’t ready to believe that a cease-fire will take effect under a peace deal that was...

    A peace deal for Ukraine: Who won and lost in the Minsk agreement
    Feb12

    A peace deal for Ukraine: Who won and lost in the Minsk agreement

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

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree to cease-fire
    Feb12

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree to cease-fire

    Leaders have agreed to a cease-fire in Ukraine. CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata joins CBSN with the details of the deal. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian MPs brawl in halls of parliament
    Feb12

    Ukrainian MPs brawl in halls of parliament

    There’s a ceasefire in Ukraine – but not in its halls of Parliament. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    These are the elite Russian troops that are allegedly fighting some of the most crucial battles in Ukraine
    Feb12

    These are the elite Russian troops that are allegedly fighting some of the most crucial battles in Ukraine

    Peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine are underway in Belarus. But Russian soldiers are still believed to be operating along the front lines of the conflict. US Army Europe commander Ben Hodges said while touring a NATO facility in Poland that it was obvious that there was direct Russian intervention around the strategically important...