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    ‘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...

    Russian Veterans Recall Horrors of WWII Eastern Front
    May09

    Russian Veterans Recall Horrors of WWII Eastern Front

    Russia staged a huge military parade in Moscow Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the World War II over Nazi Germany. VOA spoke to veterans of the conflict about their memories of the fighting, and their thoughts on current tensions between Russia and the West. The scale of sacrifice still has the power to shock: An estimated 25...

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day
    May09

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies – the United States, Britain and...

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