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    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military
    Mar11

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military

    Experts say the rebels in eastern Ukraine are using sophisticated Russian weapons that require specialized skills to operate and could only have come directly from Russia. The analysis comes as both sides withdraw heavy weapons as part of the shaky ceasefire deal, and NATO accuses Russia of continuing to supply the rebels. VOA’s Al Pessin...

    US to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons
    Mar11

    US to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
    Mar11

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions

    Washington (AFP) – The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels — but stopped short of promising weapons.The United States also expanded the reach of its economic sanctions targeting Russian banks and officials, a move Moscow...

    Crimean Tatars Fear Increasing Persecution
    Mar11

    Crimean Tatars Fear Increasing Persecution

    Human rights groups are warning that the persecution of Crimean Tatars, who make up around 13% of the population, is worsening, with an alarming increase in police raids, interrogations and arrests, sparking fear and unrest amongst the community. According to Amnesty International, since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in February 2014,...

    In eastern Ukraine, hotline calls soar as breakaway government flails
    Mar11

    In eastern Ukraine, hotline calls soar as breakaway government flails

    With cash and food resources dwindling, local administrators in the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ are struggling with day-to-day issues of survival – and bitter residents. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    ‘Crimea’ Filmmaker’s Propaganda Dreams Come True
    Mar11

    ‘Crimea’ Filmmaker’s Propaganda Dreams Come True

    The filmmaker behind a Kremlin-backed program making headlines for its revelations about Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine is on the record asserting that propaganda and journalism are indistinguishable. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement that the new four-year extended arrangement will support economic stabilization...

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to… …read more Source:...

    IMF Approves $17.5 Billion Loan Program For Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF Approves $17.5 Billion Loan Program For Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $17.5 billion bailout of Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF approves $17.5 bn lifeline for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5 bn lifeline for Ukraine

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund approved Wednesday a $17.5 billion (15.5 billion euro) bailout of crisis-wracked Ukraine, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said.”This new four-year extended arrangement will support immediate economic stabilization in Ukraine and a set of deep and wide-ranging policy reforms aimed at...