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    Czech President to Skip Victory Day Parade in Moscow
    Apr11

    Czech President to Skip Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    The president of the Czech Republic has decided not to participate in Russia’s traditional Victory Day military parade when he visits Moscow in May. Speaking to reporters Friday, the president’s spokesman, Jiri Ovcacek, said that President Milos Zeman would not attend the parade, which commemorates the end of World War II in Europe....

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Apr11

    Former US Ambassador: Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest. McFaul said Thursday that Putin likes the open-ended, low grade military confrontation in the former Soviet republic because it works to undermine the government in...

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks
    Apr10

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks

    Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern territories despite a two-month-old cease-fire deal. The conflict has reached stalemate in recent weeks with the truce, brokered in the Belarussian capital of Minsk in mid-February, still technically in force though...

    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid
    Apr09

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid

    With Greece locked into tough negotiations with its European creditors, the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is being seen as a possible attempt to gain leverage. Hosting the Greek leader Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a point of saying Greece was forced by the EU to vote in favor of sanctions against Moscow over...

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF
    Apr09

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF

    Greece has made a debt repayment of $495 million to the International Monetary Fund, easing days of uncertainty and bringing relief to investors. It was a crucial payment that will help Greece move closer to securing a final international bailout package and stay in the eurozone. Finance ministers of eurozone countries agreed earlier this year to...

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions
    Apr09

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions

    Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries. The simulated bombs release smoke on impact, but the M-61 cannon fires live ammunition, rattling the aircraft with a deafening tremor and shattering...

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers
    Apr09

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers

    Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law. The human rights group said in a statement that footage it has seen shows at least four Ukrainian soldiers — now confirmed dead — being...

    Eurozone Sets Greece Reform Deadline Ahead of IMF Repayment
    Apr09

    Eurozone Sets Greece Reform Deadline Ahead of IMF Repayment

    Eurozone partners set Greece a deadline of six working days to improve proposed economic reforms in time for finance ministers to consider some emergency funding to keep the country afloat after it makes a repayment to the IMF on Thursday. EU officials said Athens made an urgent plea for cash at a meeting of deputy finance ministers in Brussels...

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