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    Kerry: Now is ‘Critical Moment’ for Ukraine Conflict
    May13

    Kerry: Now is ‘Critical Moment’ for Ukraine Conflict

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said now is a “critical moment” for Russia and pro-Russia separatists to fulfill a peace deal meant to end violence in eastern Ukraine. Kerry made the comment in Antalya, Turkey, where he met Wednesday with NATO foreign ministers. Kerry’s comments follow meetings Tuesday with Russia’s...

    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs
    May13

    US, Russia Talk Cooperation, but No Breakthroughs

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its ongoing support for rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine sparked the worst tensions with the West since the Cold War. The two sides, however, spoke in conciliatory tones. VOA’s Daniel...

    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President
    May12

    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President

    The former Soviet republics of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are moving inexorably from the orbit of a Russian state that promotes values fundamentally alien to its neighbors, according to Georgia’s president. President Georgy Margvelashvili told Reuters in an interview that Russia, which crushed Georgian forces in a 2008 five-day war, could...

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov
    May12

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John met Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the resort city of Sochi, in Kerry’s first visit to Russia since relations soured over sharp disagreements on Ukraine and Syria. Before sitting down with Putin, Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for more than four hours in what was then the...

    Report Questions Russia’s Ukraine Narrative
    May12

    Report Questions Russia’s Ukraine Narrative

    More than 200 Russian military personnel have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to a report based on research begun by slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. The estimated death toll is one of the main findings of the much-anticipated report on Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict, which was completed by allies...

    Nemtsov Report: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine Battles
    May12

    Nemtsov Report: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine Battles

    A report released Tuesday containing material compiled by slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said at least 220 Russian soldiers died in two battles in eastern Ukraine within the past year. The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that any of its soldiers have fought in Ukraine, saying that the Russians who have joined the armed...

    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings
    May12

    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings

    The last time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was two years ago to announce an international conference aimed at stemming the spiraling bloodshed in Syria. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Kerry is scheduled to meet with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria’s...

    Kerry, Lavrov to Meet in Sochi Tuesday
    May11

    Kerry, Lavrov to Meet in Sochi Tuesday

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The top diplomats will discuss the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and Yemen, Russian news agencies reported Monday. State news agency RIA-Novosti cited a diplomatic source as saying the Kremlin hopes...

    Polish Presidential Exit Poll Signals May 24 Runoff Vote
    May10

    Polish Presidential Exit Poll Signals May 24 Runoff Vote

    A key exit poll shows Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski finishing second in Sunday’s presidential elections, behind conservative challenger Andrzej Duda. The poll, commissioned by Polish national media and released moments after voting closed, gives challenger Duda nearly 35 percent of Sunday’s vote. Komorowski is shown winning...

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting
    May10

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russia Sunday to do more to urge pro-Russian separatists to abide by a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and end fighting with Kyiv’s forces. “Unfortunately we still do not have a cease-fire today,” the German leader said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She was in Moscow...

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