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    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine
    Sep22

    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine

    Opposition activists and anti-war demonstrators marched in the Russian capital Sunday, urging peace in Ukraine and an end to Russia’s military support for separatists, even though the Kremlin denies backing the rebels. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
    Sep22

    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    Thousands march through central Moscow to demonstrate against fighting in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan
    Sep22

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan

    Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russian peace march draws tens of thousands in support of Ukraine
    Sep22

    Russian peace march draws tens of thousands in support of Ukraine

    MOSCOW — A march for peace in Ukraine drew tens of thousands to downtown Moscow Sunday in a show of protest against Russia’s involvement in the conflict. The demonstration drew a mixed crowd of old and young, families and organized factions, who walked the route chanting songs and slogans — the most common being a simple, “No to war.” Read...

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan
    Sep22

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan

    Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Russians March Protesting Ukraine Conflict
    Sep22

    Russians March Protesting Ukraine Conflict

    Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine on Sunday in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels. The armed conflict, which Kyiv and the West blame on Russia’s support of the separatist armed groups in eastern Ukraine, has killed more than 3,000...

    Russians March Against Fighting in Ukraine
    Sep21

    Russians March Against Fighting in Ukraine

    Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine on Sunday in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Photos September 21, 2014: Top images from around the world
    Sep21

    Photos September 21, 2014: Top images from around the world

    People protest for greater action against climate change during the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014 in New York City. The march, which calls for drastic political and economic changes to slow global warming, has been organized by a coalition of unions, activists, politicians and scientists. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)...

    Ukraine Says Ceasefire Violations Hold Up Creation of Buffer Zone
    Sep21

    Ukraine Says Ceasefire Violations Hold Up Creation of Buffer Zone

    The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. Ukraine’s warring sides agreed on Friday to withdraw artillery and other heavy weapons to...

    Thousands March in Moscow Against Fighting in Ukraine
    Sep21

    Thousands March in Moscow Against Fighting in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000. The demonstrators chanted slogans...