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    The Daily Vertical: The Long Game In Ukraine
    Feb09

    The Daily Vertical: The Long Game In Ukraine

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on The Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Blames U.S. ‘Interference, Double Standards’ For Rise Of IS, Ukraine Conflict
    Feb09

    Putin Blames U.S. ‘Interference, Double Standards’ For Rise Of IS, Ukraine Conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used a planned visit to Egypt to make a scathing criticism of the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, accusing the United States and its Western allies of being responsible for the Syrian crisis as well as the military conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Ukraine hopes for more help from Canada
    Feb09

    Ukraine hopes for more help from Canada

    Ukraine’s top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada “can do more” to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other “lethal” military aid to government forces fighting Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. In an exclusive interview with the Citizen, Ukrainian chargé d’affaires Shevchenko Marko thanked Canada for...

    Merkel to urge caution in U.S. as pressure builds to arm Ukraine forces
    Feb09

    Merkel to urge caution in U.S. as pressure builds to arm Ukraine forces

    By Andreas Rinke and Aleksandar Vasovic WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue against… …read more Source:...

    EU presses peace plan for Ukraine, but hawks want Russian sanctions to stay
    Feb09

    EU presses peace plan for Ukraine, but hawks want Russian sanctions to stay

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions
    Feb09

    EU Backs Ukraine Talks, Weighs Fresh Sanctions

    BRUSSELS— European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Monday that he hoped the peace talks “will help to get a real...

    East Ukraine Jews to get $650,000 in emergency funding
    Feb09

    East Ukraine Jews to get $650,000 in emergency funding

    (JTA) — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews pledged $650,000 in emergency funding for Jews in the battle zones of eastern Ukraine. The emergency funding will provide Jews from cities such as Dontesk and Mariupol, who are caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists, with medicine, food, housing and...

    Merkel To Meet Obama In Washington Ahead Of Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb09

    Merkel To Meet Obama In Washington Ahead Of Crucial Ukraine Peace Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan aimed at ending the protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to media reports. The meeting comes ahead of a crucial summit in the Belarusian capital of Minsk later this week, which is to be attended by leaders from...

    National Post View: If Putin is to be stopped, Ukraine must be armed
    Feb09

    National Post View: If Putin is to be stopped, Ukraine must be armed

    In recent days, the situation in Central Europe has moved from disturbing to alarming. Vladimir Putin, undeterred by Western sanctions, is escalating his country’s incremental invasion of Ukraine. When fighting first began last year, the Russians at least pretended to have no direct control over the heavily armed, well trained and...

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions
    Feb09

    EU backs Ukraine talks, weighs fresh sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have thrown their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine as they assess whether to expand the EU sanctions list targeting separatists and Russian nationals. …read more Source: U.S....