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    Note to Ukraine: Stop Whitewashing the Political Record
    Jan24

    Note to Ukraine: Stop Whitewashing the Political Record

    Listen too much to Kremlin pronouncements, and one might get the impression that the Ukrainian government in Kiev is comprised of nothing less than a malevolent and sinister fascist junta. In light of Putin’s own authoritarian tendencies, not to mention Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists, such talk is highly ironic and that is...

    Rebels reject peace deal in Ukraine
    Jan24

    Rebels reject peace deal in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine Deaths Top 5,000 After Week of Violence
    Jan24

    Ukraine Deaths Top 5,000 After Week of Violence

    The death toll from nine months of violence in Ukraine has exceeded 5,000, the United Nations said Friday, and there are fears that the number could be “considerably higher.” Nearly 11,000 people have been wounded in the ongoing battles. A surge in fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian government forces since January 13 has led to...

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive
    Jan24

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and announced a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops. Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko said rebel fighters launched the offensive to gain more territory and forestall a Ukrainian attack. The U.N. human rights...

    A Deadly January in Ukraine
    Jan23

    A Deadly January in Ukraine

    Manu Brabo/AP “Everything was agreed and signed in Minsk,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, moments before he pushed for new sanctions against Russia. What was agreed and signed in Minsk was a September ceasefire meant to end nearly five months of fighting between Ukrainian...

    The War in Ukraine Has Somehow Gotten Even Worse
    Jan23

    The War in Ukraine Has Somehow Gotten Even Worse

    Over the past few days, Ukraine has taken a significant turn for the worse. Fighting between rebels and government forces has intensified, the civilian death toll has increased, and the war of words between …read more Source: The New...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Commence Russia-Backed Offensive On Donetsk
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian Rebels Commence Russia-Backed Offensive On Donetsk

    Any hopes of salvaging September’s ceasefire in East Ukraine looked to have disappeared Friday as pro-Russian separatists mounted a major offensive on Ukrainian Army-held positions in Donetsk. Early indications from NATO suggest that the offensive is being backed by Russia; heavy weapons had been seen crossing the border from Russia to...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Reject Peace Deal, Launch Offensive
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian Rebels Reject Peace Deal, Launch Offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and announced a new multi-pronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops. The main separatist leader in the Donetsk region said the insurgents won’t join further peace talks and another rebel went even further saying they will not...

    Davos Diary: Russia Trying to Derail IMF Talks, Says Ukrainian Official
    Jan23

    Davos Diary: Russia Trying to Derail IMF Talks, Says Ukrainian Official

    It’s little wonder that Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko might need to put her head down on a Davos interview table for a quick rest before rushing off to her next meeting. The Chicago native who now is in charge of handling Ukraine’s economy has the wearying task of convincing foreign allies that her country is a solid...