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    Jewish woman killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb11

    Jewish woman killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Jewish woman was killed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk when shells fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit her home. Irina Gregoryivna Shelkayeba, a retiree, was killed Tuesday night, Donetsk community chairman Yehuda Kelerman told JTA. She will be buried Thursday in the Jewish cemetery of Donetsk, Kelerman confirmed. The attack...

    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet
    Feb11

    Ukraine fighting shifts to Mariupol as diplomats meet

    Ed AdamczykMARIUPOL, Ukraine, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as separatist rebels approached the port city of Mariupol and a summit conference was convened. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks
    Feb11

    Russia Sees Boost Ahead of Talks

    The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus to efforts to bring it to an end. Even Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov talking of hopes of progress ahead of the latest peace talks – if the...

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’
    Feb11

    Ukraine Conflict Summit Holds ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France plan to meet in Minsk for what French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called a “last-chance negotiation” to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Army commander for Europe: Russian troops are currently fighting on Ukraine’s front lines
    Feb11

    US Army commander for Europe: Russian troops are currently fighting on Ukraine’s front lines

    Russian troops are directly engaged in fighting in Ukraine along the front lines of the critical town of Debaltseve, US Army Europe commander Ben Hodges said on Wednesday. “It’s very obvious from the amount of ammunition, type of equipment, there’s direct Russian military intervention in the Debaltseve area,” Hodges said...

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says
    Feb11

    US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top U.S. military commander in Europe says the U.S military is to train Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Wednesday that in March a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Ministry of...

    Ukraine needs stronger defense against Russia, lawmaker warns
    Feb11

    Ukraine needs stronger defense against Russia, lawmaker warns

    Even though fighting rages on in Ukraine’s eastern region, Ukrainian leaders are hopeful fresh talks in Minsk will resolve the months-long conflict. …read more Source: FOX...

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?
    Feb11

    Analysis: Will arming Ukraine deter or provoke distaster?

    Harlan Ullman It appears that the United States, possibly with NATO allies, may soon embark on providing arms to Ukraine to help Kiev counter Russian and separatist aggression in the east. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine peace summit overshadowed by surge in fighting

    MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, with Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists tightening the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war’s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, killing five people and wounding nine in a shelling attack on a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed that they would travel to Belarus, to attend a four-way summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...