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    UN: Children Biggest Victims of 2-Year Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Feb21

    UN: Children Biggest Victims of 2-Year Conflict in E. Ukraine

    The U.N. children’s fund calls the daily suffering endured by more than 500,000 Ukrainian children victimized by two years of conflict intolerable. UNICEF finds children living in areas controlled by Russian-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine are being deprived of their most basic rights and needs. The U.N. children’s fund considers...

    Ukraine Nationalists Attack Russian Banks on Uprising Anniversary
    Feb21

    Ukraine Nationalists Attack Russian Banks on Uprising Anniversary

    Ukraine nationalist protesters threw rocks and smashed windows at two Russian banks in central Kyiv on Saturday as they marked the second anniversary of a deadly uprising that toppled the country’s Russian-leaning president. On a day when hundreds gathered in the city’s main square to commemorate the anniversary, some demonstrators...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb19

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire, filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2014 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against what they saw as a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with security forces. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    UNICEF Calls for Access to 500,000 Children in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    UNICEF Calls for Access to 500,000 Children in Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of a half-million children living in areas not controlled by the Kyiv government and near the front lines of the fighting with pro-Russia separatists. In a statement Friday, UNICEF said one in three of those children, numbering some 580,000, now...

    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia
    Feb18

    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia

    Poland’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged NATO to get over its reluctance to deploy troops along its eastern flank, to deter what he says is Russian aggression. Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and its seizure of Crimea nearly two years ago have made other countries along and close to Russian borders feel less secure, including...

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad

    Ukraine’s government faced fresh challenges at home and abroad Wednesday, when a major political party withdrew from the governing coalition and Russia filed suit against the country over a $3 billion Eurobond debt. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced her Fatherland party was leaving Ukraine’s governing coalition, which...

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign

    Ukraine’s president has asked the country’s prime minister to resign in the face of what is perceived as the government’s failure to fight corruption and overcome an economic crisis. President Petro Poroshenko’s surprise request Tuesday followed opinion polls that showed growing public disenchantment with the government of...

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive
    Feb15

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general — who accused his boss of running a dead institution with no independence. Two years after the Maidan protests that ousted a president accused of corruption, the fight against corruption has taken center stage with a key debate on the...

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria
    Feb15

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria

    The Turkish military confirmed Monday its forces shelled Syrian Kurdish positions of the PYG for a third consecutive day. During a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned the PYG that it will face what he called the “fiercest response” if it makes further territorial gains. Ankara accuses the group of being a terrorist...

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade
    Feb15

    Russia Blocks Ukraine Transit at its Borders, after Ukraine Blockade

    Russia has blocked Ukraine-registered trucks from entering its territory, in a tit-for-tat response to expanding efforts by Ukraine activists to block Russian transit from crossing into or leaving Ukraine. The Russian move, ordered Sunday by the Transit Ministry, follows a push in several Ukrainian regions last week to block Russian cargo transit...

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