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    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. The press office for military operations in eastern Ukraine said Friday that army outposts were targeted 50 times by small arms fire, mortars and rockets....

    BBC Finds Russians Fighting in Ukraine
    Jan09

    BBC Finds Russians Fighting in Ukraine

    The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Palestinians say ICC can examine war crimes allegations now
    Jan09

    Palestinians say ICC can examine war crimes allegations now

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court can immediately start examining allegations of war crimes against Israel if she chooses, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Riyadh Mansour told a group of reporters that Palestine’s formal acceptance of the court’s jurisdiction starting June 13, 2014...

    Making Despots Legitimate
    Jan09

    Making Despots Legitimate

    It is curious and a bit tragic that as President Obama courageously and wisely acts to temper 50 years of hostility toward Cuba, the U.S., in conjunction with the European Union, is cranking up hostility toward Russia with punitive measures for its adventurism in the Ukraine. It’s as if nothing was learned from our unrelenting punishment of...

    Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe
    Jan09

    Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe

    KYIV — In 2014, Vladimir Putin discovered his inner Trotsky. For what Russia’s president is now offering Ukraine is a perverse twist on the formula Trotsky proclaimed during the peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk in 1918: “No war, no peace.” In doing so, Putin has not only moved to trap my country in a frozen conflict...

    The Ukraine Conflict Has Now Displaced One Million People
    Jan09

    The Ukraine Conflict Has Now Displaced One Million People

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in Ukraine, hampering aid efforts and leaving the country on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies said on Thursday. The number of people uprooted within Ukraine, 610,000, and of refugees who have fled to...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine
    Jan08

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine could be lifted only if a cease-fire agreement between Kyiv and the rebels was fully implemented. Speaking in Berlin at a joint news conference with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk,...

    As Merkel Says Sanctions May Be Lifted, Russia Moves To Disentangle From Ukraine
    Jan08

    As Merkel Says Sanctions May Be Lifted, Russia Moves To Disentangle From Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that EU sanctions against Russia could be lifted only if Moscow would respect the Minsk Agreement, the ceasefire deal signed last year between Russia, Ukraine, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the separatist entities in East Ukraine. …read more Source: International...

    F-35s to Replace Troops in Europe as Russia Deterrent
    Jan08

    F-35s to Replace Troops in Europe as Russia Deterrent

    The Pentagon announced Thursday that as part of its response to Russian aggression, it would dispatch two squadrons of next-generation fighter jets to the United Kingdom to replace military personnel currently being withdrawn. The only problem is that these jets are far from battle-ready. The Defense Department said it plans to base two squadrons...

    Ukrainians to celebrate Malanka
    Jan08

    Ukrainians to celebrate Malanka

    The Ukraine Canadian Congress Weyburn Branch will present the Ukraine celebration of New Year’s or Malanka on Saturday, Jan. 17. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...