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    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels

    NATO’s secretary general is calling on Russia to stop supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, calling a fragile cease-fire in place insufficient. During his first official visit to Ukraine since becoming NATO chief last year, Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that a cease-fire in the eastern part of the country is mostly holding....

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea
    Sep18

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea

    Ukrainian prosecutors are prepared to file charges against the director of a winery in Russia-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Putin and his old friend Berlusconi spent last weekend in Crimea, touring ancient ruins and visiting the...

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria
    Sep18

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria

    Russia’s unrelenting military buildup in Syria is worrying U.S. defense and intelligence officials who say Russia’s intentions are anything but clear and who remain suspicious of repeated calls by Moscow for direct military-to-military talks. Yet Moscow’s moves are also forcing some U.S. officials to concede that there likely is...

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally
    Sep18

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally

    Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces marched Thursday in downtown Warsaw to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia’s role in it. “We have come here to tell Poland that we are ready to defend her and to see to the security of our countrymen in time of...

    Russia’s Import Substitution Plan Runs into Quality, Economic Problems
    Sep18

    Russia’s Import Substitution Plan Runs into Quality, Economic Problems

    Russia is touting import substitution, a policy aimed at replacing foreign products with locally produced goods. The plan was sparked by Western sanctions over Ukraine and Moscow’s retaliatory ban on Western food. Some countries, like China, expect to benefit from the ban, but, as VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, substituting...

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban
    Sep17

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban

    Two international rights organizations have criticized Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for signing a decree that banned 41 foreign journalists and bloggers from entry into Ukraine for one year. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe issued a statement Thursday calling the ban “a severe threat to the rights of...

    3 BBC Journalists Barred from Entering Ukraine
    Sep17

    3 BBC Journalists Barred from Entering Ukraine

    Ukraine has barred a few dozen reporters, including three BBC journalists, from entering the country as an unspecified security threat. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late on Wednesday signed a sanctions list barring nearly 400 individuals from entering Ukraine, including BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells, both...

    Estonia Tackles Improves NATO’s Cyber Defenses
    Sep17

    Estonia Tackles Improves NATO’s Cyber Defenses

    These days, it seems like nowhere in the cyber realm is safe. Hacks have infiltrated all walks of cyber life, from the email system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s office at the Pentagon, to the cheating spouses on the Canada-based Ashley Madison website. But the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, in the tiny country...

    Ukraine Campaigns to Strip Russia of Its UN Veto Power
    Sep17

    Ukraine Campaigns to Strip Russia of Its UN Veto Power

    Ukraine intends to pursue its campaign to strip Russia of its U.N. Security Council veto power at the United Nations General Assembly annual meeting and debate later this month. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of an international initiative to preventing use of the veto to block Security...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal

    A leader of Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday to hold local elections, a move President Petro Poroshenko condemned as a risky and irresponsible decision that threatened a cease-fire deal. Under the terms of the much-violated Minsk peace agreement, reached in February, local elections were meant to be held in...

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