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    What Motivated Moscow’s Announced Syria Withdrawal?
    Mar16

    What Motivated Moscow’s Announced Syria Withdrawal?

    In announcing a partial draw down of Russian forces from Syria this week, President Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia’s nearly 6-month military campaign had largely achieved its goals. The Russian leader pointed to the deployment of a new generation of Russian weaponry in Syria that, in Putin’s words, “managed to fundamentally...

    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions
    Mar16

    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions

    Russia’s announcement that it is withdrawing forces from Syria should not lead Washington to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told lawmakers Tuesday, citing recent reports of a “spike in ceasefire violations” in eastern Ukraine. Russia President Putin announced plans on Monday to...

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy
    Mar15

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy

    Ukraine’s greatest challenge remains the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula and the restoration of sovereignty in the eastern Donbas region through full implementation of the September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements, according to a top U.S. diplomat. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland...

    Polish Minister Suggests 2010 Plane Crash Was Act of Terrorism
    Mar14

    Polish Minister Suggests 2010 Plane Crash Was Act of Terrorism

    Poland’s defense minister is coming under criticism for suggesting that the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland’s president was an act of terrorism perpetrated by Russia. Official investigations by Poland and Russia have determined that the crash that killed Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other top officials was an accident...

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era – one that many Ukrainians say is owed to corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements – but they also say the leadership...

    2 Yrs After Russia Annexes Crimea, Memories of Stalinist Attrocities
    Mar11

    2 Yrs After Russia Annexes Crimea, Memories of Stalinist Attrocities

    Two years after Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, resentment is building among the region’s Tatars. The Muslim minority group is native to Crimea and many have been leaving the peninsula, saying Russian authorities are running them out of government jobs and taking away the autonomy that they once enjoyed under Ukrainian...

    Ukraine Photo Blog
    Mar11

    Ukraine Photo Blog

    VOA’s London Correspondent Luis Ramirez visited Ukraine recently where he reported on the effects of the war and how citizens are coping. These are his photos. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption, Mismanagement
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption, Mismanagement

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer through the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era, one that many Ukrainians say is owed to corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Many Ukrainians say they see improvements, but they also say leaders have yet to make good on promises to end graft and mismanagement....

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words, to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era, one that many Ukrainians say is a result of corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements, but that the leadership has yet...

    Ukrainian Women Face Tough Battle for Equality in Military
    Mar11

    Ukrainian Women Face Tough Battle for Equality in Military

    Nadiya Savchenko’s fight against Russia’s justice system captures headlines, but it is her persistence in the face of discrimination in Ukraine to which many women relate. The 34-year-old is Ukraine’s only female military pilot and a veteran of Ukraine’s mission to Iraq, with a military career spanning 13 years. When her...

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