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    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...

    Ukraine: Push Launched for MH17 Tribunal
    Jul14

    Ukraine: Push Launched for MH17 Tribunal

    Ukraine says it and four other countries have launched a push for the creation of an international criminal tribunal to bring to account those responsible for the downing one year ago of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. A petition by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine has been submitted to the United...

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis
    Jul14

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis

    When Greek and other European leaders came to the 17th hour of their all-night talks that culminated in an agreement Monday morning, their immediate concerns were economic. But experts say there were also serious strategic issues driving them toward the accord. The leaders avoided the unprecedented removal of a country from the common euro...

    US Plans to Train Ukraine Army
    Jul14

    US Plans to Train Ukraine Army

    The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe says the United States is planning to train Ukrainian army soldiers after completing the current training of Ukraine’s National Guard troops. Lt. General Ben Hodges told reporters at the Pentagon Monday the so-called “phase two” of training would begin in late November if the plan is approved....

    Ukraine Nationalists: Country Headed for Coup
    Jul13

    Ukraine Nationalists: Country Headed for Coup

    In recent days, the kind of armed violence previously limited to Ukraine’s beleaguered east came within 30 miles of the country’s European Union borders. In the city of Mukacheve, one person was killed in a Saturday gun fight between members of far-right nationalists known as Right Sector and security guards connected to a Ukrainian...

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