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    Intensified Shelling in East Ukraine Kills Four Civilians, Soldier
    Jul19

    Intensified Shelling in East Ukraine Kills Four Civilians, Soldier

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accused each other Saturday of shelling residential areas despite a cease-fire, reporting four civilians and one soldier killed following a week of the deadliest fighting in over a month. Separatists said one man was killed by shelling from Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk. A Reuters witness reported seeing the...

    Russia’s Stake in Iran Nuclear Deal
    Jul18

    Russia’s Stake in Iran Nuclear Deal

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Russia was a “help” in securing the deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. In addition to that praise, printed in the New York Times, Obama talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone Wednesday, thanking Putin for Russia’s role in the negotiations. Simon Saradzhyan, a...

    Memorial Marks 1 Year Since MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine
    Jul17

    Memorial Marks 1 Year Since MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine

    Mourners for the victims of last year’s downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are gathered in the Ukrainian village of Hrabove to mark the first anniversary of the crash that killed 298 people. Relatives will read aloud the name of each of the victims, whose plane was shot down by a missile over Ukraine’s Donetsk region on July 17,...

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine
    Jul16

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine

    A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine — killing 298 people — there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by Russia-backed...

    One Year Later, MH17 Downing Still Impacts Ukraine Crisis
    Jul16

    One Year Later, MH17 Downing Still Impacts Ukraine Crisis

    A year after 298 people died when Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine allegedly shot down a Malaysian passenger airliner on July 17, 2014, the tragic incident still hangs over the ongoing conflict. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Passes Draft Bill on More Autonomy for East Regions
    Jul16

    Ukraine Passes Draft Bill on More Autonomy for East Regions

    Ukraine’s parliament approved a draft law on Thursday to grant two separatist regions greater autonomy, a first step towards meeting the demands of a cease-fire agreement on the status of the pro-Russian self-styled “people’s republics.” President Petro Poroshenko submitted the bill to parliament after coming under...

    Putin: UN Tribunal on MH17 Downing Premature
    Jul16

    Putin: UN Tribunal on MH17 Downing Premature

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday calls for a U.N. tribunal to be set up to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in a rebel-held part of Ukraine were counterproductive and premature. Putin made his comments in a phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte before Friday’s first anniversary of the...

    Kyiv Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll in Weeks
    Jul15

    Kyiv Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll in Weeks

    Ukrainian officials say eight soldiers have been killed and 16 wounded from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning, in a sign of intensifying violence between government forces and pro-Russia rebels. Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling and five others died in a land mine explosion in the Luhansk area, according to the National Security...

    E. Ukraine Faces Water Crisis
    Jul15

    E. Ukraine Faces Water Crisis

    The United Nations Children’s Fund warns up to 1.3 million people in battle-scarred areas of eastern Ukraine are facing a serious water crisis. UNICEF reports ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists are damaging or destroying water lines, leading to acute water shortages. UNICEF says more than 470,000 people...

    Russia Hails Iran Deal, Observers More Skeptical
    Jul14

    Russia Hails Iran Deal, Observers More Skeptical

    Russia’s top officials on Tuesday hailed the agreement that world powers reached with Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. However, some Russian observers warned that it may be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” President Vladimir Putin said in a statement that the world...

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