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    Ukrainian Authorities, Rebels Evacuate Civilians from Front Line Town
    Feb06

    Ukrainian Authorities, Rebels Evacuate Civilians from Front Line Town

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Gleb Garanich DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Convoys of buses carrying many local residents to safety left the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Friday as government forces kept up artillery fire to defend their positions against pro-Russian separatists. The two convoys of empty buses, one of around 20...

    Reporter’s Notebook: E. Ukraine Remains an Open Wound
    Feb06

    Reporter’s Notebook: E. Ukraine Remains an Open Wound

    Editor’s note: VOA’s London-based senior foreign correspondent, Al Pessin, spent six days in eastern Ukraine last week reporting on the Ukrainian military, frontline villages and towns, refugees and efforts to care for wounded troops. A thick layer of ice and a thin layer of snow cover much of eastern Ukraine. But it’s melting,...

    Russia Cannot ‘Redraw the Map of Europe,’ Biden Says
    Feb06

    Russia Cannot ‘Redraw the Map of Europe,’ Biden Says

    Joe Biden warned Friday that Russia “cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe” and that Ukraine was suffering a “military onslaught” from Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor
    Feb06

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor

    Rebels and Ukrainian authorities agree on humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians …read more Source:...

    Australian PM to Face Leadership Vote After Party-Room Revolt
    Feb06

    Australian PM to Face Leadership Vote After Party-Room Revolt

    Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he will fight a challenge to his leadership at a party-room meeting next week after disgruntled government lawmakers on Friday sought to oust him following weeks of divisive speculation. A member of Abbott’s ruling conservative Liberal Party, Western Australian MP Luke Simpkins, sent an...

    One Year Later, Crimeans Prefer Russia
    Feb06

    One Year Later, Crimeans Prefer Russia

    A Ukrainian poll of Crimeans shows few of them are unhappy with living in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. …read more Source:...

    Munich Security Conference: Kerry and Lavrov To Discuss Ukraine Saturday
    Feb06

    Munich Security Conference: Kerry and Lavrov To Discuss Ukraine Saturday

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plan to meet Saturday to discuss the escalating Ukraine conflict at this year’s Munich Security Conference in Germany. The U.S. has accused Russia of directly intervening on behalf of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, while Russia has criticized the U.S. for its...

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Continues Sharp Slide
    Feb06

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Continues Sharp Slide

    Ukraine’s currency slid 11% against the U.S. dollar, after the central bank’s decision to abandon what was effectively a currency peg sent it tumbling. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree On Humanitarian Corridor To Evacuate Civilians Trapped By Fighting
    Feb06

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree On Humanitarian Corridor To Evacuate Civilians Trapped By Fighting

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian authorities agreed Friday on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting in eastern Ukraine as German and French leaders prepared to bring their peace plan to Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are set to...

    Feb06

    A European-led bid to quell fighting in Ukraine shifted to Moscow on Friday with Russian leaders warning that any proposals could be crushed if Washington decides to arm Ukraine’s military.The parallel tracks from the West — a peace bid while also considering the addition of more firepower in the conflict — presented an increasingly...