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    United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine

    The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    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...

    New project to help olim begin conversion process before aliyah
    Feb04

    New project to help olim begin conversion process before aliyah

    (JTA) — Several Israeli institutions are launching a project to ease the aliyah process for prospective immigrants from Ukraine and Russia before they depart for Israel. The project, announced on Wednesday by the Harry O. Triguboff Israel Institute of Conversion Policy, aims to assist Jews who immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return to...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...