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    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...

    US Treasury Chief Urges Ukraine to Keep Working on Debt Restructuring
    Jun10

    US Treasury Chief Urges Ukraine to Keep Working on Debt Restructuring

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday encouraged Ukrainian leaders to keep working on restructuring their debt, saying IMF loans require everyone to make a “shared sacrifice.” Lew met in Washington Tuesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko. Both came to Washington to push the...

    Jeb Bush: Russian Aggression Requires Stronger US Action
    Jun09

    Jeb Bush: Russian Aggression Requires Stronger US Action

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is warning Russia’s Vladimir Putin that a Bush presidency would mean a more active U.S. role in countering Russian aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe. In excerpts released before Bush’s speech Tuesday to a prominent European economic conference, Bush says: “Who can doubt...

    In Donetsk, Frequent Shelling Fuels Distrust
    Jun09

    In Donetsk, Frequent Shelling Fuels Distrust

    Yekaterina Ivanovna had just fallen asleep in her home here Saturday when a boom outside her door jarred her. Shells fall almost every night in this part of town, north of the city’s train station, according to residents. Ivanovna said she didn’t know where this one came from and was relieved it hurt no one. But there’s no...

    Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future
    Jun09

    Civilians Under Fire in Donetsk Face Uncertain Future

    While ongoing fighting in east Ukraine threatens a hard-won peace deal, war-weary civilians are caught in the crossfire. In areas held by Russia-backed rebels, many tend to blame authorities in Kyiv, but most seem more interested in peace than breaking away from Ukraine. As VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from rebel-held Donetsk, even if peace...

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