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    Ukraine Pressured by Corruption, Renewed Fighting
    Feb27

    Ukraine Pressured by Corruption, Renewed Fighting

    Two years ago, Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution sought to do away with a corrupt oligarchy and put the country on the path toward a Western-style democratic society. But the reform-minded government is now under pressure as corruption persists and Russia shows no signs of letting up its attempts to destabilize the country. VOA Europe...

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey
    Feb26

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey

    Outside the government building in Comrat, the capital of Gagauzia, a group of gardeners takes care of plants in a small plot next to a statue of Russia’s communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin. Across the street is a Turkish library named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The statue and the library together point to the dilemma faced by the...

    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption
    Feb26

    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption

    Two years after the Ukraine’s Euromaidan, the mass uprising that toppled the Russia-backed regime in 2013 and brought a pro-Western government to power, the country is still battling the corruption that the Euromaidan sought to purge. Last week, Ukraine’s government barely survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, triggered by the...

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics
    Feb26

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics

    Latvia’s foreign minister says NATO needs to increase its presence in the Baltic region, given Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and continued support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Edgars Rinkēvičs told VOA’s Russian service that the Western military alliance’s decisions and measures in support of collective...

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting
    Feb25

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting

    A senior official said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about an escalation in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, despite a series of cease-fire attempts. Reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have indicated that a majority of cease-fire...

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting
    Feb25

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting

    A senior official said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about an escalation in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, despite a series of cease-fire attempts. Reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have indicated that a majority of cease-fire...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17
    Feb25

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine
    Feb24

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    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...

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