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    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration on Friday accused Russia and pro-Russian separatists of violating “the spirit” of a peace deal for Ukraine with weapons shipments and intensified fighting before a ceasefire takes effect this weekend. The allegations came as fierce fighting surged in eastern Ukraine as the separatists...

    Will Upcoming Ceasefire In Ukraine Hold?
    Feb13

    Will Upcoming Ceasefire In Ukraine Hold?

    Rachel Martin talks to Associated Press reporter Peter Leonard about the situation on the ground in Ukraine ahead of Sunday’s planned ceasefire.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    US says Russia violating ‘spirit’ of Ukraine peace deal

    By MATTHEW LEE read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Rocket Fire Kills Soldiers and Civilians, a Day after Ukrainian, Russian, German and French Leaders Agree Terms for Ceasefire
    Feb13

    Rocket Fire Kills Soldiers and Civilians, a Day after Ukrainian, Russian, German and French Leaders Agree Terms for Ceasefire

    An internationally agreed ceasefire due to start Saturday tonight in eastern Ukraine is under threat from intense fighting and disputes between Kiev and Russian-backed separatists over the terms of the deal. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve
    Feb13

    Putin Tried To Delay Ceasefire Deal So Rebels Could Capture Debaltseve

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, sought to delay agreement on a Ukrainian ceasefire at talks in Minsk because he wanted pro-Russia separatists to capture the eastern railway hub of Debaltseve, an EU summit has been told. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow
    Feb13

    Agreement Calls For Release Of Pilot Held In Moscow

    Of the hundreds of prisoners of war captured during the nearly yearlong fighting in eastern Ukraine, only one was mentioned by name on the agenda of world leaders at peace talks in Minsk, Belarus: Nadiya V. Savchenko, a former lieutenant… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine crisis tests the West
    Feb13

    Ukraine crisis tests the West

    Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but triumphant, calling the deal a mere “glimmer of hope” for peace…. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine
    Feb13

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — There’s no sign of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine — where hostilities are supposed to end over the weekend under a peace plan worked out this week in Belarus. Russian-backed separatists have mounted a sustained offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of the truce. Officials say at least 25 people were...

    New Model Dictator
    Feb13

    New Model Dictator

    For most of the West, Vladimir Putin is a bogeyman. His love affair with the thuggish separatists in eastern Ukraine has blotched his image across the democratic world. In November, he had to slink away prematurely from the G20 Summit in Australia after he was snubbed by just about every leader who counted. Yet the reception he got during his...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    Paris (AFP) – France basked Friday in the “historic” first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship...