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    Ukraine Ceasefire Update: Short Humanitarian Truce Declared In Debaltseve
    Feb06

    Ukraine Ceasefire Update: Short Humanitarian Truce Declared In Debaltseve

    Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels agreed Thursday night to a brief ceasefire in Debaltseve, a hotly contested, strategic city that separatists have nearly surrounded this week, the Russian news service Itar-Tass reports. The truce is to last until 8 a.m. local time on Friday and is intended to allow for a humanitarian corridor to extricate...

    Unified Congress Says Obama Must Send Arms to Ukraine
    Feb06

    Unified Congress Says Obama Must Send Arms to Ukraine

    Congress has already given President Obama the authority to send lethal military aid to Ukraine, and they say it’s time for him to act. …read more Source: U.S....

    Kerry Visits Kiev To Show Support For Beleaguered Ukrainian Government
    Feb06

    Kerry Visits Kiev To Show Support For Beleaguered Ukrainian Government

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration is under increasing pressure to provide weapons to the Ukrainians.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Women Should Be Active In Peace Process, OSCE Says
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s Women Should Be Active In Peace Process, OSCE Says

    Women should play a larger role in the peace process in Ukraine, according to Ambassador Miroslava Beham, the Senior Advisor on Gender Issues at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Beham made her comments Thursday after concluding a four-day visit to the war-torn country, saying that support is needed for internally...

    Nicholson to Russia: ‘back off’ in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Nicholson to Russia: ‘back off’ in Ukraine

    The Harper government struck a provocative pose Thursday, telling Russia to “back off” in Ukraine, promising to campaign for NATO membership on behalf of another former Soviet republic and urging all allies to do more. The military alliance agreed in a Brussels meeting to establish a series of six command centres and two regional headquarters...

    Ukraine Crisis: U.S., European Officials Split Over Sending Arms To Ukraine
    Feb05

    Ukraine Crisis: U.S., European Officials Split Over Sending Arms To Ukraine

    Escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine has U.S. and European leaders scrambling for an action plan to deal with the festering crisis. But as American officials face increasing pressure to begin sending arms to Ukrainian fighters, Europeans are balking on the issue, showing signs of a potential division among Western allies if Washington decides to...

    Ashton Carter: We Need to Support Ukraine in Defending Themselves
    Feb05

    Ashton Carter: We Need to Support Ukraine in Defending Themselves

    We’re happy to see that Carter is sprinting ahead of his soon-to-be boss, President Barack Obama, who has been frustratingly reluctant to arm the Ukrainians. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    NATO To Bolster Eastern Europe Against Russia
    Feb05

    NATO To Bolster Eastern Europe Against Russia

    NATO is set to announce details of a plan to bolster the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to continued fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    German Ambassador Warns Against Arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    German Ambassador Warns Against Arming Ukraine

    As the drumbeat for arming Ukraine grows louder in Washington, Germany’s top diplomat to the United States cautioned the West to consider the danger of inadvertently escalating the deadly crisis — and triggering a bigger showdown with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. “We don’t see how delivery of weapons would downplay the tensions,”...

    Senators Push To Arm Ukrainians
    Feb05

    Senators Push To Arm Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators pushed Thursday to send arms to Ukraine, saying in a Capitol Hill news conference that the United States needs to send “defensive, lethal” weapons to the country to help stem fresh offensives by Russian-backed separatists. Sending arms would be a step beyond what many European...