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    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb19

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. …read more Source:...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions over the crisis in Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military
    Feb19

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military

    A Chicago-based group has begun supplying the Ukrainian military with drones, supplementing the non-lethal aid that troops fighting in the East Ukraine war have already received from the United States government. …read more Source: International Business...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions between NATO countries and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. AP Photo/Royal AIr ForceIn this photo provided by Britain’s Royal Air Force and taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a Russian military long...

    Poroshenko seeks U.N. peacekeepers in Ukraine
    Feb19

    Poroshenko seeks U.N. peacekeepers in Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested United Nations peacekeepers to be deployed to monitor Ukraine’s cease-fire. …read more Source: United Press...

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town
    Feb19

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town

    Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from besieged town. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy
    Feb19

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa believes that global solidarity in economic sanctions against Russia would lead President Vladimir Putin to change his aggressive policy. Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, Walesa said: “We can quickly win with Putin, but we need solidarity.” Walesa...

    What’s In a Name?
    Feb19

    What’s In a Name?

    There is a new acronym in official Washington: CVE. It stands for “countering violent extremism.” The latter two words comprise the term that President Obama, and his spokespeople in the executive branch, insist on employing in place of Islamist terrorism, which accurately describes the plague that has been inflicted on Christians, Jews, Shia...

    Ukraine’s Phony Peacekeeping Plan
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s Phony Peacekeeping Plan

    It’s a shame that Ukraine’s peacekeeping proposal is probably only a diplomatic maneuver. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid
    Feb19

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s finance minister rejects the idea that international bailout lenders’ efforts to help Greece might restrict their ability to support Ukraine in coming years. The International Monetary Fund last week announced a $40 billion support package for Ukraine. It includes $17.5 billion of direct IMF funding,...