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    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels face deadline to start weapons pullback

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground.Ukrainian military spokesman Anatoliy Stelmakh said in televised comments Tuesday that the separatists...

    Ukraine fighting continues despite deadline to withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb17

    Ukraine fighting continues despite deadline to withdraw heavy weapons

    Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels have failed to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian Military, Rebels Miss Deadline To Withdraw Heavy Artillery From Frontline
    Feb17

    Ukrainian Military, Rebels Miss Deadline To Withdraw Heavy Artillery From Frontline

    The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have missed the deadline to begin withdrawing heavy weaponry from the frontline, according to media reports. Under a ceasefire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France last week, the two warring sides had agreed to start pulling back heavy weapons...

    The West cannot abandon Ukraine now
    Feb17

    The West cannot abandon Ukraine now

    After over 17 hours of exhaustive negotiations on the Ukrainian crisis in Minsk, Belarus between Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s President François Hollande, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the… …read more Source: The...

    REPORTS: Pro-Moscow rebels just captured a key Ukrainian town
    Feb17

    REPORTS: Pro-Moscow rebels just captured a key Ukrainian town

    Reports in Russian media suggest that pro-Russian rebels have taken the railway town of Debaltseve from besieged Ukrainian government forces. The rebels claim that most of the city is now under the control of armed groups loyal to the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, according to Riga-based online newspaper and news aggregator...

    Ukraine misses deadline to start withdrawing heavy weapons
    Feb17

    Ukraine misses deadline to start withdrawing heavy weapons

    LUHANSKE, Ukraine – Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Hybrid War — In Europe
    Feb17

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Hybrid War — In Europe

    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 Paranoia
    Feb17

    Putin Paranoia

    Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold.For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians. default_blog.jpg read more …read more Source: CNS...

    The  Daily Vertical: Putin’s Hybrid War — In Europe
    Feb17

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Hybrid War — In Europe

    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...

    Why the West should listen to Merkel on Ukraine
    Feb17

    Why the West should listen to Merkel on Ukraine

    Before adding more arms to the Ukraine crisis, Western leaders need to double down on patience and diplomatic engagement. …read more Source: The Globe and...