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    Poland to hold presidential elections in May
    Feb04

    Poland to hold presidential elections in May

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will hold presidential elections on May 10, around the time of planned World War II remembrance observances that have aggravated a historic dispute between Poland and Russia. Parliamentary Speaker Radoslaw Sikorski, who announced the election date on Wednesday, dismissed concerns that it’s too close to the...

    New project to help olim begin conversion process before aliyah
    Feb04

    New project to help olim begin conversion process before aliyah

    (JTA) — Several Israeli institutions are launching a project to ease the aliyah process for prospective immigrants from Ukraine and Russia before they depart for Israel. The project, announced on Wednesday by the Harry O. Triguboff Israel Institute of Conversion Policy, aims to assist Jews who immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return to...

    Russian Hard-Line Stance On Ukraine Prompts U.S. To Reconsider Policy
    Feb04

    Russian Hard-Line Stance On Ukraine Prompts U.S. To Reconsider Policy

    Nearly a year after Russia began its military campaign in Ukraine, the U.S. and its European allies find themselves in a familiar predicament: struggling to devise a strategy to get Moscow to back off. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine

    The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline For Civilians Under Fire In Ukraine
    Feb04

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline For Civilians Under Fire In Ukraine

    As a resurgence in fighting swept eastern Ukraine, 18-year-old Tanya Sukharevskaya signed on to Vkontakte, the Russian variant of Facebook. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    U.S. Says Savchenko’s Life ‘Hangs In The Balance,’ Calls For Her Release
    Feb04

    U.S. Says Savchenko’s Life ‘Hangs In The Balance,’ Calls For Her Release

    U.S. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki says the life of Ukrainian Air Force officer Nadia Savchenko “hangs in the balance” after 54 days on a hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine
    Feb04

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kiev and Munich. The remarks were the latest in a series of signals this week that the White House may...

    Cluster bombs reported in Ukraine conflict as U.S. rethinks lethal aid
    Feb04

    Cluster bombs reported in Ukraine conflict as U.S. rethinks lethal aid

    European security officials appealed to the warring parties in Ukraine on Wednesday to hold their fire for three days so that thousands of civilians can be evacuated from a battleground where hundreds have died in recent days, including in reported cluster-bomb attacks. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine as officials head to Europe
    Feb04

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine as officials head to Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary Nominee, Backs Supplying Lethal Arms To Ukraine Fighters
    Feb04

    Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary Nominee, Backs Supplying Lethal Arms To Ukraine Fighters

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, said Wednesday he would support more aid for Ukrainian soldiers fighting against Russia-backed rebels, including the possibility of lethal weapons. …read more Source: International Business...