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    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine

    A U.S.-based rights group says both government and rebel forces used cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine in January and February, killing at least 13 civilians including two children. Human Rights Watch said Thursday that neither side in the conflict should be using such weapons and warned that their use could constitute a war crime. A spokesman for...

    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan
    Mar19

    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan

    KYIV—A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain Wednesday, with Ukraine and Russia clashing publicly over the next steps and further Ukrainian military casualties from rebel attacks testing a fragile cease-fire. Moscow reacted sharply after Ukraine agreed Tuesday to confer special status on rebel-controlled...

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security
    Mar19

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security

    STATE DEPARTMENT—Deep mistrust between the West and Russia over Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine is threatening global security, top government officials say, and there is little sign of progress in ending the conflict or rebuilding deteriorating relations. The impact of events in Ukraine extends far beyond the country’s...

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Security Cooperation
    Mar19

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Security Cooperation

    Mary Alice Salinas Published March 18, 2015 Deep mistrust between the West and Russia over Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine is threatening global security, top government officials say, and there is little sign of progress in ending the conflict or of rebuilding deteriorated relations. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports from the...

    Putin fetes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd
    Mar18

    Putin fetes Crimea takeover in front of huge crowd

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a rally and a concert by the Kremlin Wall in central Moscow on Wednesday, to mark one year since he signed off on the annexation of Crimea in a epochal shift that ruptured ties with Ukraine and the West. — AFP MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday...

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon ceasefire
    Mar18

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon ceasefire

    KIEV — Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine threatened on Wednesday to abandon a cease-fire following changes to a law granting their regions self-rule. Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the amendments....

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation
    Mar18

    Putin Addresses Rally Marking 1st Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

    President Vladimir Putin addressed a rally in Moscow Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, saying that any attempt from abroad to make life difficult for his country is a “futile pursuit.” “Of course, we will overcome, and are overcoming, all the problems and difficulties...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar18

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. …read more Source: Muscat...

    Russia, Rebel Georgia Region Sign Treaty; West Alarmed
    Mar18

    Russia, Rebel Georgia Region Sign Treaty; West Alarmed

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. Tbilisi described the “alliance and integration” treaty as a “move aimed at annexation”...

    Ukraine: Separatists oppose new draft law
    Mar18

    Ukraine: Separatists oppose new draft law

    Separatist leaders said draft law contravenes previous “special status” granted to region by Ukrainian parliament in October. …read more Source: Anadolu...

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