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    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. Critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. Russia added Dutch flowers to the fire just days after officials destroyed more than 500...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. As VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov
    Aug13

    Ukraine Clashes Prompt Stern Call From Kerry to Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed “grave concern” to his Russian counterpart about a “sharp rise” in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine. A senior State Department official told reporters in Washington on Thursday that in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry urged “an...

    Kerry: ‘No’ Vote on Iran Could Fray Ties With Allies
    Aug12

    Kerry: ‘No’ Vote on Iran Could Fray Ties With Allies

    If the U.S. Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, that could destabilize the country’s relations with allies on other crucial issues, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday. “That is a recipe, quickly, my friends, for them to walk away from Ukraine, where they are already very dicey and ready to say, ‘Well, we have done...

    Truce Faltering as E. Ukraine Fighting Spikes
    Aug11

    Truce Faltering as E. Ukraine Fighting Spikes

    Intense clashes this week between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels are jeopardizing a fragile peace agreement and renewing concerns of a possible summer offensive. Ukrainian officials say it is the worst fighting since a cease-fire deal six months ago and may signal the start of a Russia-backed offensive by rebels in eastern Ukraine. A...

    MH17 Probe Yields Possible Parts of Russian Missile
    Aug11

    MH17 Probe Yields Possible Parts of Russian Missile

    Investigators probing last year’s downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine have found fragments that may have come from a Russian surface-to-air missile. Dutch prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that the investigators from Belgium, Australia, Ukraine, Malaysia and the Netherlands who are conducting the criminal...

    Ukraine Official: Russia Readying Deadly Attacks in East
    Aug10

    Ukraine Official: Russia Readying Deadly Attacks in East

    In Ukraine’s east, Russian intelligence services are preparing attacks with high civilian casualties which they will try to blame on Kyiv’s armed forces, a top Ukrainian security official said. “In the occupied territories [of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] Russian special services are in the process of identifying...

    Russia’s Destruction of Banned Western Food Sparks Outrage
    Aug10

    Russia’s Destruction of Banned Western Food Sparks Outrage

    The Russian government is moving ahead with the mass destruction of Western food imports banned under sanctions imposed by the Kremlin over the standoff in Ukraine. Over the past few days, state media have broadcast images of bulldozers running over rounds of cheese, workers incinerating boxes of frozen bacon, and assurances from officials that...

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Intensifies
    Aug10

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Intensifies

    Fighting between government forces and separatists intensified in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with the country’s president ordering his foreign minister to hold urgent talks with his counterparts from Germany, France and Russia about the escalating violence. The Ukrainian presidential website reported that some 200 separatist fighters using...

    OSCE Vehicles Torched in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug09

    OSCE Vehicles Torched in Eastern Ukraine

    Four vehicles belonging to the OSCE monitoring mission to Ukraine were set on fire outside their hotel overnight in the rebel-controlled Donetsk, the observers said. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe observers said in a tweet Sunday it was an apparent arson attack. An OSCE statement said monitors heard four loud bursts about...

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