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    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more than 6,400 people, the Ukrainian government has controlled only parts of the Donetsk and...

    Russian UN Resolution Opposes Tribunal in Airliner Crash
    Jul22

    Russian UN Resolution Opposes Tribunal in Airliner Crash

    Russia has introduced a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice, but eliminating the international tribunal that the five countries investigating the crash are seeking to prosecute the perpetrators. Russia said earlier this month that it opposed a...

    Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Extend Weapons Pull-Back
    Jul22

    Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Extend Weapons Pull-Back

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have reached a preliminary agreement to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems, the chairman of the OSCE security watchdog, Ivica Dacic, said on Tuesday. Under a ceasefire agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus, in February, weapons of over 100 mm calibre are...

    Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial
    Jul21

    Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial

    A Ukrainian filmmaker who has been in a Russian jail for more than a year on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism. Critics have dismissed Oleh Sentsov’s prosecution as revenge for his pro-Ukrainian position in Russia-occupied Crimea. Sentsov, a Crimean native, was a vocal voice against Russia’s...

    Cease-fire Brings Little Respite for E. Ukrainians
    Jul21

    Cease-fire Brings Little Respite for E. Ukrainians

    Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire. Since her husband lost his job when the local coalmine closed because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, their family has depended on the money she makes to...

    US Diplomat: Russia Concealing Information From its Citizens
    Jul21

    US Diplomat: Russia Concealing Information From its Citizens

    A top U.S. diplomat for human rights issues says he is very concerned about a campaign by Russia’s government to conceal information from Russian citizens. In an interview Monday with VOA’s Russian service, Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski said he finds it worrisome when people in Russia are given only one side of the story...

    Multinational Exercises Start in W. Ukraine
    Jul20

    Multinational Exercises Start in W. Ukraine

    A military exercise involving Ukrainian and U.S. forces, along with troops from more than a dozen other countries, opened Monday in western Ukraine, as fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels escalated in eastern Ukraine, despite a cease-fire. About 1,800 troops from 18 countries (Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada,...

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies
    Jul20

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies

    Artur Bilsky’s Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago. The request was turned down “categorically,” said Bilsky, a researcher at the institute. Hundreds of other Russian scientists are reporting similar experiences of being refused sale of...

    Russian Ex-PM’s Daughter Under Fire for Leaving for Ukraine
    Jul20

    Russian Ex-PM’s Daughter Under Fire for Leaving for Ukraine

    The daughter of a former Russian prime minister has accepted the job of deputy governor in a Ukrainian region, a decision that has sparked criticism in both Russia and Ukraine. Maria Gaidar’s appointment Friday as deputy governor of Odessa, now led by former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, has been painted as a betrayal in Russia....

    Ukraine, Rebels Trade Blame for Deadly Shelling in Donetsk
    Jul19

    Ukraine, Rebels Trade Blame for Deadly Shelling in Donetsk

    Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels are accusing each other of shelling residential districts in and near the war-shattered rebel-held city of Donetsk, after police on Sunday reported at least four civilians killed in the past 24 hours. Ukrainian military officials say they observed rebels firing missiles toward the city center and...

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