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    Social Media Becomes Lifeline For Civilians Under Fire In Ukraine
    Feb04

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline For Civilians Under Fire In Ukraine

    As a resurgence in fighting swept eastern Ukraine, 18-year-old Tanya Sukharevskaya signed on to Vkontakte, the Russian variant of Facebook. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    U.S. Says Savchenko’s Life ‘Hangs In The Balance,’ Calls For Her Release
    Feb04

    U.S. Says Savchenko’s Life ‘Hangs In The Balance,’ Calls For Her Release

    U.S. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki says the life of Ukrainian Air Force officer Nadia Savchenko “hangs in the balance” after 54 days on a hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine
    Feb04

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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, Kiev and Munich. The remarks were the latest in a series of signals this week that the White House may...

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine as officials head to Europe
    Feb04

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine as officials head to Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Cluster bombs reported in Ukraine conflict as U.S. rethinks lethal aid
    Feb04

    Cluster bombs reported in Ukraine conflict as U.S. rethinks lethal aid

    European security officials appealed to the warring parties in Ukraine on Wednesday to hold their fire for three days so that thousands of civilians can be evacuated from a battleground where hundreds have died in recent days, including in reported cluster-bomb attacks. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes
    Feb04

    Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far...

    Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary Nominee, Backs Supplying Lethal Arms To Ukraine Fighters
    Feb04

    Ashton Carter, Defense Secretary Nominee, Backs Supplying Lethal Arms To Ukraine Fighters

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, said Wednesday he would support more aid for Ukrainian soldiers fighting against Russia-backed rebels, including the possibility of lethal weapons. …read more Source: International Business...

    White House disagrees with Carter on arms to Ukraine
    Feb04

    White House disagrees with Carter on arms to Ukraine

    The White House disagreed Wednesday with Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, on providing lethal arms to Ukraine’s beleaguered military. Shortly after Mr. Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he favors providing defensive arms to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels, the White...

    This chart shows how almost every country in the world has a disputed border
    Feb04

    This chart shows how almost every country in the world has a disputed border

    The borders of the world’s countries don’t change that often any more. And when they do, it’s big news. The peace agreement that allowed South Sudan to break off from the rest of Sudan in 2011 came after decades of war. Attempts to redraw international boundaries by force, like Saddam Hussein’s 1991 invasion of Kuwait, or...

    Caught in the Crossfire in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    Caught in the Crossfire in Eastern Ukraine

    Battles in eastern Ukraine have surged anew, with the civilian population suffering dozens of deaths from ongoing rocket attacks. A collapse of peace talks in Belarus in mid-January preceded intensified fighting in Donetsk, with pro-Russian separatists making strides in capturing territory from the government in Kiev. Their main offensive is now...