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    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border activity, even as top U.S. officials are...

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Feb02

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Ukraine’s U.N. envoy says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed the Trump administration fully supports his country’s territorial integrity and independence and will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Volodymyr … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates
    Feb02

    A ‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates

    KYIV, Ukraine—Artillery and rockets have been raining down on the front-line town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine since Sunday, leaving 16,000 civilians, including 2,000 children, without heat, electricity, or clean water as temperatures dipped to 20 degrees below zero Celsius, or about minus 4 Fahrenheit. “[The] recent intensification of...

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Feb02

    The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 1 ——— TRUDEAU ABANDONS PROMISE TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEM: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections — an about-face that has opposition rivals seeing red. In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions...

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
    Feb02

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

    By INNA VARENYTSIA and JIM HEINTZ AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up. Heavy fighting around government-held Avdiivka, just north of the...

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold
    Feb01

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold

    More than 17,000 people in a Ukrainian town are facing temperatures far below freezing with no heating or electricity after fighting destroyed power and water lines, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday. Intense shelling around the town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine on Sunday halted power supply to heating systems as...

    As Ukraine violence continues, Ottawa considers sending troops
    Feb01

    As Ukraine violence continues, Ottawa considers sending troops

    Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have traded heavy fire in eastern Ukraine over the past few days, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens more. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine
    Feb01

    Trump White House issues muted response to renewed violence in Ukraine

    Evgeniy Maloletka/AP WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border...

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb01

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Trump officials condemn Iran missile test, ignore Ukraine violence as Putin smiles on
    Feb01

    Trump officials condemn Iran missile test, ignore Ukraine violence as Putin smiles on

    Vladimir Putin’s U.S. foreign policy appeared to be taking hold nicely Wednesday as White House press secretary Sean Spicer quickly punted on questions about rising violence in eastern Ukraine while national security adviser Michael Flynn condemned a recent Iran missile test. Flynn rushed into the White House briefing Wednesday to say the...