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    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...

    For Ukraine War’s Displaced, No End in Sight
    Mar03

    For Ukraine War’s Displaced, No End in Sight

    Two years later, with Western sanctions and two peace agreements failing to stop Russia’s intervention, the war continues and many displaced Ukrainians see little hope that they will get to go home soon. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez has the story of one woman and her realistic approach to what some see as a hopeless situation....

    Public Support for Putin to Serve Another Term at Highest level in 4 years
    Mar03

    Public Support for Putin to Serve Another Term at Highest level in 4 years

    Public support for Vladimir Putin to serve another term as president has hit its highest level in four years, a survey by a state-run pollster showed on Thursday. Seventy-four percent of Russians would vote to re-elect Putin as president, according to a poll by VTsIOM. Putin dominates state media in Russia and is widely expected to contest the...

    Hope Fades for Quick End to Ukraine War
    Mar03

    Hope Fades for Quick End to Ukraine War

    When Russian-backed forces seized public buildings in eastern Ukraine, unleashing the ongoing conflict, many Ukrainians thought the crisis would not last very long. Two years later, with western sanctions and two peace agreements failing to stop Russia’s intervention, the war continues and many of those displaced see little hope that they...

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says
    Mar03

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says

    Nearly two years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the territory remains under Russian control, and in the eastern part of Ukraine there has been an uptick in the fighting. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb discussed the issue with Michael Carpenter, deputy assistant secretary of defense with responsibilities for Russia, Ukraine and...

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