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    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...

    UNICEF Calls for Access to 500,000 Children in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    UNICEF Calls for Access to 500,000 Children in Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of a half-million children living in areas not controlled by the Kyiv government and near the front lines of the fighting with pro-Russia separatists. In a statement Friday, UNICEF said one in three of those children, numbering some 580,000, now...

    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia
    Feb18

    Polish Official Urges NATO to Deploy Troops to Deter Russia

    Poland’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged NATO to get over its reluctance to deploy troops along its eastern flank, to deter what he says is Russian aggression. Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and its seizure of Crimea nearly two years ago have made other countries along and close to Russian borders feel less secure, including...

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s Government Faces Fresh Problems, at Home, Abroad

    Ukraine’s government faced fresh challenges at home and abroad Wednesday, when a major political party withdrew from the governing coalition and Russia filed suit against the country over a $3 billion Eurobond debt. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced her Fatherland party was leaving Ukraine’s governing coalition, which...

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine President Asks PM to Resign

    Ukraine’s president has asked the country’s prime minister to resign in the face of what is perceived as the government’s failure to fight corruption and overcome an economic crisis. President Petro Poroshenko’s surprise request Tuesday followed opinion polls that showed growing public disenchantment with the government of...

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