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    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...

    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...

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