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    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting
    Feb25

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting

    A senior official said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about an escalation in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, despite a series of cease-fire attempts. Reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have indicated that a majority of cease-fire...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17
    Feb25

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine
    Feb24

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    Russia Gives a Gift of 10,000 Automatic Rifles to Afghanistan
    Feb24

    Russia Gives a Gift of 10,000 Automatic Rifles to Afghanistan

    Afghan officials took delivery of 10,000 automatic rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition as a gift from Russia on Wednesday, another sign of deepening involvement by Moscow in the war-torn country. Dependent almost entirely on foreign aid, Afghan security forces are struggling to secure the country amid a rising insurgency. As the NATO-led...

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord
    Feb23

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord

    Germany and France are urging Ukraine to fight corruption and pass legislation on an election in the pro-Russian east, as required by the cease-fire agreement, to help stem violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in Kyiv with his French and Ukrainian counterparts, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said there have been many...

    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is on the rise again after relative calm during the winter. Recent reports from the contested Donbas region say the death tolls since mid-February are similar to those in September of last year, before a shaky truce took hold. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have been fighting government forces since the...

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge
    Feb23

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge

    A memorial procession on Saturday for murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, will trace the same route as his last march – a 2014 protest against Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are marking one year since the assassination of Nemtsov, who was shot in the back while crossing a...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb23

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the bitter cold winter months between November 2013 and February 2014, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians — sometimes up to a million — gathered in Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan, and other central locations in the city demanding a break from Moscow’s orbit and a European future for themselves. Those moments in time are...

    Documentary ‘Winter on Fire’ Captures Searing Images of Pro-democracy Protests in Ukraine
    Feb22

    Documentary ‘Winter on Fire’ Captures Searing Images of Pro-democracy Protests in Ukraine

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary “Winter on Fire,” filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2013-14 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with the police. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia Wants to Fly Over US with Advanced Digital Camera
    Feb22

    Russia Wants to Fly Over US with Advanced Digital Camera

    Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States. Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed...

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