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    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels
    Feb05

    U.S. considers arming Ukraine as military struggles to fight off Russian-backed rebels

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies in Brussels, Kyiv and Munich. As President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon said Wednesday he’s...

    Merkel Says Give Diplomacy a Chance as Ukraine War Expands
    Feb05

    Merkel Says Give Diplomacy a Chance as Ukraine War Expands

    They are heading out of town in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists expand their fight. Kiev’s Western allies are alarmed over the rebel advance in recent weeks–which all but ended a five-month-old ceasefire. They board buses provided by the Ukrainian emergency ministry. German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledges that the...

    Russia’s Nuclear Strategy Raises Concerns in NATO
    Feb04

    Russia’s Nuclear Strategy Raises Concerns in NATO

    Concern is growing in NATO over Russia’s nuclear strategy and indications that Russian military planners may be lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons in any conflict, alliance diplomats say. NATO officials have drawn up an analysis of Russian nuclear strategy that will be discussed by alliance defense ministers at a meeting in...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb04

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with...

    Civilian misery deepens as fighting intensifies on front lines of Ukraine conflict
    Feb04

    Civilian misery deepens as fighting intensifies on front lines of Ukraine conflict

    The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. …read more Source: FOX...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb04

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses...

    Life of Ukrainian air force officer ‘hangs in the balance’ in Russian prison
    Feb04

    Life of Ukrainian air force officer ‘hangs in the balance’ in Russian prison

    Russia should immediately release Nadezhda Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike for seven weeks, says U.S. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb04

    Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with overflowing bags in hand. On the front lines of Ukraine’s separatist war, despair is deepening for a shrinking population that has been without power, heating and running water for almost two weeks. The...

    Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine’s war
    Feb04

    Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine’s war

    Secretary of State Kerry will discuss the fighting and the economy in Ukraine Thursday …read more Source: USA...

    Hospital shelled in east Ukraine as calls mount for truce
    Feb04

    Hospital shelled in east Ukraine as calls mount for truce

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Four people were killed Wednesday when a hospital in east Ukraine was shelled ahead of a visit to Kiev by US Secretary of State John Kerry that will see the possibility of weapons being supplied high on the agenda.The latest deaths came as international pressure grew for an immediate halt to surging violence which...