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    Russia Warns US Troops in Ukraine Could Destabilize Situation
    Apr17

    Russia Warns US Troops in Ukraine Could Destabilize Situation

    Russia has warned that the presence of foreign military personnel could “destabilize” the situation in Ukraine, after U.S. paratroopers arrived this week to train Ukrainian solders. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters Friday that instructors from “third countries,” besides Russia or...

    Putin Accuses Kyiv of ‘Cutting Off’ Eastern Ukraine
    Apr17

    Putin Accuses Kyiv of ‘Cutting Off’ Eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual televised call-in program, again denied there were any Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. He also said the West was trying to ‘contain’ Russia with sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports on reactions to the president’s four-hour TV appearance. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers
    Apr17

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

    As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic – to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. With a recent escalation in violence in eastern...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers
    Apr16

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

    As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic – to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this...

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv
    Apr16

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv

    A prominent Ukrainian journalist has been shot dead on the street, said Ukranian officials Thursday. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in an online statement that Oles Buzina, chief editor of the newspaper Sevodnya or Today, was shot near his home in Kyiv. Reports said the journalist was killed by two masked gunmen who fled in a car. Police...

    Putin: Russia’s Economy Strong Despite Western Sanctions, Oil Prices
    Apr16

    Putin: Russia’s Economy Strong Despite Western Sanctions, Oil Prices

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia’s economic performance has remained strong despite a slump in oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow’s involvement with Ukraine. He said despite last year’s devaluation of the ruble, he expects the economy to fully rebound within two years. Putin spoke Thursday in an annual live...

    Russia Preparing for Kim Jong Un Visit
    Apr16

    Russia Preparing for Kim Jong Un Visit

    Russia is making preparations for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s visit to Moscow next month, the Kremlin said Wednesday. In January, Moscow said Kim had accepted an invitation to Russia’s Victory Day ceremony and he was expected to attend the event on May 9 in Moscow. The event marks the 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory...

    Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back
    Apr16

    Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back

    A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy has returned to his native country after intensive treatment in the United States for life-threatening burns. Volodia Bubela, burned in a house fire almost a year ago, battled back at a Boston hospital, impressing doctors with his bravery. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko....

    G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords
    Apr16

    G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords

    Foreign ministers from the world’s seven leading industrialized countries have called on Russia to rein in Ukrainian rebels and abide by two peace accords reached in Minsk designed to end the conflict. The call came in a communiqué at the end of a Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in Luebeck, Germany. The host of the G7...

    ICRC Fears Breakdown of Ukraine Cease-fire
    Apr15

    ICRC Fears Breakdown of Ukraine Cease-fire

    The International Committee of the Red Cross says it fears the shaky Ukraine cease-fire deal agreed to in February will breakdown. The ICRC is expressing concern about the recent intensified fighting between Ukrainian and Russian-backed rebels. The International Committee of the Red Cross says a breakdown of the cease-fire would seriously affect...

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