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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine
    Jun12

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine

    Samantha Power, the United States’ U.N. ambassador, sharply attacked Russia on Thursday during a speech in Kyiv, Ukraine. She used her address to praise the Ukrainian people for what she called their courage in dealing with Russian aggression. VOA’s Robert Raffaele reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    EU Accents Trade, Better Ties in Talks With Latin Americans
    Jun12

    EU Accents Trade, Better Ties in Talks With Latin Americans

    Unable to match China’s offer of $250 billion in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways Thursday to avoid being marginalized in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties. At a two-day summit with Latin American leaders in Brussels, European leaders briefly put aside concerns about Greece, Ukraine and...

    Power: US Supports Ukraine on ‘Two Fronts’
    Jun11

    Power: US Supports Ukraine on ‘Two Fronts’

    The United States supports Ukraine’s efforts to counter Russian aggression and build an open government, says Washington’s envoy to the United Nations. “My msg to people of Ukraine—US stands w/you as you fight on two fronts: countering Russian aggression and building an open, responsive govt,” Samantha Power tweeted during a visit to...

    Pope Urges ‘Sincere Effort’ from Putin on Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Urges ‘Sincere Effort’ from Putin on Ukraine

    Pope Francis has called on visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take steps to bring peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine. A Vatican statement released Wednesday after a one-hour meeting said the pontiff stressed there must be a “sincere and great effort” to end the rebellion launched by pro-Russian separatists 14 months ago....

    Poll: Many in NATO Nations Reluctant to Give Military Aid to Ukraine
    Jun11

    Poll: Many in NATO Nations Reluctant to Give Military Aid to Ukraine

    Residents of several NATO member countries blame Russia for the Ukrainian crisis but would be reluctant for their governments to provide military aid to Ukraine or any NATO member country attacked by Russia, a poll released Wednesday showed. Fewer than half those surveyed in Britain (49 percent), Spain (48 percent), France (47 percent), Italy (40...

    Italian PM Meets With Russia’s Putin
    Jun10

    Italian PM Meets With Russia’s Putin

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Milan, where the two leaders were attending the Expo 2015 international fair. Underlying Italy’s differences with Russia over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Renzi spoke of “divergent positions”...

    US Urges Pope to Get Tough With Putin on Ukraine
    Jun10

    US Urges Pope to Get Tough With Putin on Ukraine

    The United States urged the Vatican on Wednesday to criticize Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict more forcefully, hours before Pope Francis was due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It does seem that Russia is supporting the insurgents and does seem that there are Russian troops inside Ukraine,” said Ken...

    VOA Travels Through Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine
    Jun10

    VOA Travels Through Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine

    On the way out of Donetsk Wednesday morning, VOA saw a convoy of four OSCE vehicles driving through the eastern Ukrainian city. Vehicles and documents were checked then waved through rebel checkpoints out of Donetsk while troops at Ukrainian checkpoints took more time to search bags and question passengers. At one Ukrainian checkpoint, the line...

    Poll: Americans and Europeans Differ on Aid to Ukraine
    Jun10

    Poll: Americans and Europeans Differ on Aid to Ukraine

    A new survey shows that Americans are less willing than Europeans to send economic aid to Ukraine, where the government is struggling to keep the economy afloat while battling Russian-backed separatists. At the same time, Americans would be more willing than Europeans to use military force against Russia if it were to attack a neighboring country...

    Russia-backed Rebel Colonel Vows to ‘Liberate’ More of Ukraine
    Jun10

    Russia-backed Rebel Colonel Vows to ‘Liberate’ More of Ukraine

    In Ukraine, concerns are growing that an oft-violated cease-fire could break down into all-out war between government forces and Russia-backed rebels. International monitors have spotted military build-ups on both sides and a rebel commander tells VOA that one way or another, they will take more territory. The fighting has disrupted much-needed...

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