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    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Tatars’ Resentment Growing
    Mar09

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Tatars’ Resentment Growing

    Two years after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea, 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 they once enjoyed under Ukrainian rule. VOA Europe...

    Ukraine Calls on Russia to Free Hunger-striking Helicopter Pilot
    Mar09

    Ukraine Calls on Russia to Free Hunger-striking Helicopter Pilot

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to free a Ukrainian military helicopter pilot who is accused of killing two Russian journalists in a mortar attack. Poroshenko posted video on social media Wednesday, calling the trial of Nadiya Savchenko, who has been refusing food and water since last week, a “farce”...

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War
    Mar07

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War

    Two years into Ukraine’s war, many of the people caught in the midst of it see the conflict as frozen and forgotten by the rest of the world. With diplomatic efforts thus far failing, many see either an escalation or the relinquishing of territory as the only alternatives to ending the war. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainians Rally to Demand Russia Release Savchenko
    Mar06

    Ukrainians Rally to Demand Russia Release Savchenko

    About 2,000 people have rallied on Independence Square in Kyiv to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. Savchenko was captured in June 2014 while fighting with a Ukrainian volunteer battalion against Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. She is now on trial in Russia, accused of acting as a spotter who called in...

    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders
    Mar05

    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders

    There has been no breakthrough in the latest diplomatic attempt to implement a peace deal in eastern Ukraine, but observers say the so-called Minsk agreements are not “dead” yet. In Paris on Thursday, foreign ministers from France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine — the so-called Normandy Format — tried to get the peace process back on...

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections
    Mar05

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections

    France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, called for a timetable for elections in eastern Ukraine and for release of prisoners on Thursday after meeting with his counterparts from Germany, Russia and Ukraine. While there has been no breakthrough in the region, VOA’s Nike Ching reports there is a concern Russia is using the talks...

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy
    Mar04

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy

    In the city of Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan, the ribbon of St. George, a black-and-orange symbol of resurgent Russian patriotism that was adopted by separatists in Ukraine, hangs from every second car’s rear-view mirror. Most people in this town and the surrounding region are ethnic Russians, distinct from the mainly Muslim ethnic...

    Ukrainian Pilot on Trial Pledges to Keep up Hunger Strike
    Mar04

    Ukrainian Pilot on Trial Pledges to Keep up Hunger Strike

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she will remain on hunger strike until she is extradited back home. Nadezhda Savchenko was fighting with a Ukrainian volunteer battalion against Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine when she was captured in June 2014. Russia claims she was acting as a spotter who called in coordinates for a mortar...

    Ukraine FM: Russia Not Ready to Talk in Detail
    Mar04

    Ukraine FM: Russia Not Ready to Talk in Detail

    Ukraine’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, reported no breakthrough after Thursday’s talks in Paris on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, saying he believes the Russians are not ready to discuss anything in detail. Klimkin told reporters the talks with the Russian, French and German foreign ministers were lively but very difficult,...

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive
    Mar03

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive

    The United Nations reports more than 3 million people in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine are struggling to survive and vulnerable to human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and disappearances. A new report notes that the number of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine has decreased over the past few...

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