: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    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...

    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...

    French, German Leaders Push New Peace Plan for East Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German Leaders Push New Peace Plan for East Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine—The leaders of France and Germany proposed a new peace plan Thursday to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, flying to Kiev to present it in person before heading to Moscow. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off any U.S. decision to give Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear could spark even wider hostilities....

    NATO prepares quick response to Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Feb05

    NATO prepares quick response to Russian aggression in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – NATO countries have set up a rapid-deployment network to use as jump-off points in six Balkan countries so teams can respond to security emergencies in the Ukraine within five to seven days. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    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...

    Ukraine urges U.S. to make good on nukes-for-protection deal
    Feb05

    Ukraine urges U.S. to make good on nukes-for-protection deal

    Ukrainian leaders pleaded Thursday with the Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to defend against a Russian invasion, saying that America promised more than two decades ago to protect the country when it gave up its stockpile of nuclear weapons. “We’re asking you to fulfill the promises that you made … …read...

    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’
    Feb05

    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’

    U.S. officials are musing openly about sending direct millethal aid” to Ukraine, which some military analysts believe is the only way to deal with what they see as Russian belligerence. …read more Source:...

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence
    Feb05

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence

    Violence often breaks out between religious groups. Yet, it is a mistake to blame religion for violence. Unfortunately, warfare is a universal human potential that would still exist if we were all atheists. Not all societies are warlike, however. Anthropologists contrast the peaceful Shoshone with the more belligerent Paiute in North America for...

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid
    Feb05

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid

    The Obama administration is considering whether to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine for its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The West has been providing only humanitarian aid and nonlethal military supplies. Along the former cease-fire line, Ukrainian troops are holding on but are outgunned and taking heavy casualties. From Papasna, less...