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    Military Commanders to Obama: Arm U.S. Allies
    Feb02

    Military Commanders to Obama: Arm U.S. Allies

    Top U.S. military commanders in both Europe and the Middle East support meeting the requests of allied forces for weapons that President Barack Obama has so far denied, according to reports. Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s military commander, now backs the provision of “defensive weapons” to Ukraine’s military, which has been devastated...

    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff
    Feb02

    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff

    The West must be ready for a long standoff with Russia over Ukraine and not quickly resume normal ties as it did after the 2008 Georgian war, a top NATO official said on Monday. “Our strategy has to be one of patience and consistency. Russia expects us to give up the sanctions and go back to business as usual, without changing its own...

    EU, Polish Leaders Discuss Energy Security Plan
    Feb02

    EU, Polish Leaders Discuss Energy Security Plan

    WARSAW, Poland—The European Union energy commissioner and Polish leaders discussed on Monday plans for an EU energy union aimed at greater security at a time of troubled ties with major gas supplier Russia. Poland, dependent on Russia for some 60 percent of its gas, is urging greater EU energy security through steps like joint gas purchases,...

    On Front Lines in Ukraine, Rebels Are Upbeat and Eager to Advance
    Feb02

    On Front Lines in Ukraine, Rebels Are Upbeat and Eager to Advance

    Rebels feel they are within reach of surrounding a contingent of hundreds of Ukrainian troops dug into Debaltseve, a crucial rail hub. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance to Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is reconsidering whether to send lethal assistance to Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday, but continues to have concerns about the effectiveness of that step and the risks of a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia. The official said Obama is specifically concerned about the besieged Ukrainian...

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb02

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russian-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. …read more Source:...

    Obama weighs lethal military aid to embattled Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama weighs lethal military aid to embattled Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel asserted Monday that the war between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists “cannot be solved militarily” — a message delivered just as the Obama administration is said to be reconsidering its own ban on providing weaponry to Ukrainian military forces. Washington is currently supplying so-called...

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Answers Ukraine Student Antipropaganda Appeal
    Feb02

    Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Answers Ukraine Student Antipropaganda Appeal

    Ukrainian university students last week appealed on YouTube for Russian students to question Kremlin propaganda. Now they’ve received a response — a video lecture about their country from a pro-Kremlin youth group in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko’s Lawyer Says Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Remains ‘Resolute’
    Feb02

    Savchenko’s Lawyer Says Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Remains ‘Resolute’

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko says the captured Ukrainian air force pilot remains “resolute” after 50 days on a hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. reconsiders sending lethal aid to Ukraine
    Feb02

    U.S. reconsiders sending lethal aid to Ukraine

    The U.S. has limited its supplies to the Ukrainian military to non-lethal aid, such as gas masks and radar technology to detect incoming fire. …read more Source: Toronto...