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    Ukrainian Civilians Flee Battle-Scarred Town
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Civilians Flee Battle-Scarred Town

    Ukrainian military forces are helping civilians evacuate the town of Debaltseve, which has been hit by heavy shelling amid ongoing clashes. Servicemen also brought in supplies of bread for residents who were unable or unwilling to leave. Officers said they were attempting to establish a safe corridor to facilitate travel in and out of the...

    U.S., Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict
    Feb04

    U.S., Russia at odds over energy in Cold War-style conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. It’s a Cold War reprise, but not for … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb04

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military’s budget. …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to military threats from Moscow, officials said. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent...

    7 reasons why Russia-backed separatists are winning in Ukraine
    Feb04

    7 reasons why Russia-backed separatists are winning in Ukraine

    The situation is Ukraine is bad and getting worse, to the point where the U.S. is considering sending lethal aid and many experts are saying America is running out of time. A new report by the Atlantic Council, with the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs calls for three billions of dollars in aid, including weapons....

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to military threats from Moscow, officials said. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent...

    Ukraine to Call Up Women Over 20 for Armed Forces
    Feb04

    Ukraine to Call Up Women Over 20 for Armed Forces

    Ukraine’s armed forces could call up all female citizens of Ukraine aged between 20 and 50 to join the fight against pro-Russian separatists in the country’s eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, Vladislav Seleznev, spokesperson for the armed forces’ high command told Ukrainian news agency Unian today. The former Soviet...

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb04

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine

    President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he’s inclined to back increased U.S. assistance to Ukraine – including lethal arms – to fight against Russian-backed anti-government rebels. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    New Cold War: US, Russia Fight Over Europe’s Energy Future
    Feb04

    New Cold War: US, Russia Fight Over Europe’s Energy Future

    As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. It’s a Cold War reprise, but not for military supremacy, and the points on the map aren’t troop...

    Senior Russian Lawmaker Says Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Be Cancelled
    Feb04

    Senior Russian Lawmaker Says Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Be Cancelled

    The head of the Russian Federation Council says legislation will be adopted during the spring that retroactively proclaims the Soviet Union’s 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine as “legally void and nonbinding” from the moment the transfer was enacted. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...