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    Days Of Fighting Ahead In Ukraine As Territory Up For Grabs Before Minsk Ceasefire Takes Effect
    Feb12

    Days Of Fighting Ahead In Ukraine As Territory Up For Grabs Before Minsk Ceasefire Takes Effect

    A new Ukraine ceasefire deal was reached during overnight negotiations in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday, but that does not mean fighting on the ground is ending — until the ceasefire comes into effect Sunday at midnight. The deal will also not require troops to withdraw from territory already gained. …read more Source: International...

    Analysis: Ukraine Accord May Not End Conflict
    Feb12

    Analysis: Ukraine Accord May Not End Conflict

    When the leaders of four major countries convene at a neutral location for high-profile talks aimed at ending a war, results are expected. It took all night — 16 hours in all – but they got results. The questions now are whether they can implement their agreement, and whether it will be enough to end the conflict. There is a good...

    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Get Into a Fist Fight
    Feb12

    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Get Into a Fist Fight

    Ukrainian politicians Samopomich, or “Self Reliance”, party deputy Yegor Sobolev and Batkivshchyna, or “Fatherland”, party deputy Vadim Ivchenko, have been suspended from Parliament for five days for having a fistfight just outside parliament chambers. …read more Source:...

    Peace in Ukraine? Not Likely.
    Feb12

    Peace in Ukraine? Not Likely.

    Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande worked through the night to reach a ceasefire agreement, but in eastern Ukraine nobody is sleeping easily. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Nadiya Savchenko, the prisoner at the center of Ukraine’s cease-fire deal
    Feb12

    Nadiya Savchenko, the prisoner at the center of Ukraine’s cease-fire deal

    After 15 hours of grueling, nonstop talks, world leaders gathered in Minsk, Belarus, announced a deal for a cease-fire in Ukraine on Thursday. “We have agreed on many things,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters. The exact details of the deal will no doubt be ironed out, debated and argued about in the coming days, but right now it...

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev
    Feb12

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev

    The IMF today agreed a $17.5 (€15.5) billion loan to Ukraine as part of an economic reform deal, designed to cut state spending, bureaucracy and corruption, and boost the Ukrainian economy in the medium term. Ukraine was reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy, with the war against pro-Russian separatists costing around $8 million per day,...

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists
    Feb12

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists

    New photographs exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal that Russian military forces have been more involved in the arming and training of Ukrainian separatist forces than previously disclosed. The often-gruesome photographs clearly display Russian troops entering Ukraine with advanced military hardware and weapons, including...

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin
    Feb12

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin

    The language of the deal is little different from a ceasefire signed last September – and that one didn’t last long …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo
    Feb12

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen was crowned the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 on Thursday. The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual...

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work

    Ukraine’s new IMF aid won’t make it rich, but it could be enough to stimulate real reforms. …read more Source:...