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    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit
    Mar19

    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

    Brussels (AFP) – Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels Thursday to release vital funds to help his debt-laden country stave off a looming cash crunch.European Union leaders will also debate whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine...

    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...

    Biden, Poroshenko Agree On Russia Sanction Action
    Mar19

    Biden, Poroshenko Agree On Russia Sanction Action

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have agreed that sanctions against Russia must be linked to the full implementation of the February Minsk agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World briefs: Russia marks annexation of Crimea
    Mar19

    World briefs: Russia marks annexation of Crimea

    MOSCOW — On the first anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, Russians celebrated Wednesday while Ukrainians vowed that the Black Sea territory would eventually return to their control. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    A year after seizing Crimea, Putin celebrates as Ukraine seethes
    Mar19

    A year after seizing Crimea, Putin celebrates as Ukraine seethes

    As President Vladimir Putin led Russia in celebrating the first anniversary of its annexation of Crimea on Wednesday with a rally and concert, Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine warned that…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan
    Mar19

    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan

    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 eastern...

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

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security

    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 State Department. …read more Source:...

    A Year After Seizing Crimea, Putin Celebrates as Ukraine Seethes
    Mar19

    A Year After Seizing Crimea, Putin Celebrates as Ukraine Seethes

    President Vladimir V. Putin led an anniversary rally just outside the Kremlin walls as Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine warned that a cease-fire there was at risk of collapsing. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday, with… …read more Source:...

    Putin says annexation of Crimea ‘wasn’t just about territory’
    Mar19

    Putin says annexation of Crimea ‘wasn’t just about territory’

    Speaking to tens of thousands of cheering supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians there and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” …read more Source:...