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    French Envoy: EU Holds off Adding Fresh Russia Sanctions, Awaiting Developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French Envoy: EU Holds off Adding Fresh Russia Sanctions, Awaiting Developments on Ukraine

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Merkel to urge caution in Washington as more Russian troops reportedly roll into Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel to urge caution in Washington as more Russian troops reportedly roll into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels in Washington on Monday in the face of intense U.S. Congressional pressure. Meanwhile, Ukraine military spokesman Andrily Lysensko told journalists that “1,500 Russian soldiers...

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine
    Feb09

    French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French envoy: EU holds off adding fresh Russia sanctions, awaiting developments on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Israeli Parties Hunt ‘Caviar Vote’ Before March Election
    Feb09

    Israeli Parties Hunt ‘Caviar Vote’ Before March Election

    In this seaside city once ruled by the Greeks and Phoenicians but now largely populated by Russians, the talk in the caviar-stocked delis and jewelry stores is of upcoming elections and Israel’s powerful Russian vote. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, more than one million Russian speakers moved to Israel, many of them...

    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...