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    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire
    Mar21

    Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire

    The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been in place just over a month, but on the front line outside Mariupol, between the Russian border and Crimea, the fighting has never stopped. Signs of war are everywhere — Ukraine’s government fears this area could be the focus of the next rebel offensive. Tanks and armored personnel carriers face...

    Russia Says Not Seeking Confrontation with NATO
    Mar21

    Russia Says Not Seeking Confrontation with NATO

    Moscow is not seeking confrontation with NATO, a senior Russian official said Saturday. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov made a statement to that effect at a news briefing for foreign defense attaches in Moscow, addressing the outcome of a major inspection of the Russian armed forces’...

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule

    Crimea’s Tatar minorities were the most outspoken opponents of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. A year later, the Tatar community says there is a climate of fear as activists and their relatives have been intimidated, abducted, and even killed. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Crimea. …read more...

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation

    One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in more than two decades, the Black Sea peninsula’s key tourism industry is slowly beginning to attract visitors again. Tour operators say income remains steady but sanctions, border controls and bureaucracy pose challenges....

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation

    One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in decades, the Black Sea peninsula is largely cut off from mainland Ukraine. Trade is faltering and most goods have to be brought in by ferry, raising prices and waiting times, and lowering the quality of products available. As...

    Journalists Say Press Freedom Has Suffered in Crimea
    Mar21

    Journalists Say Press Freedom Has Suffered in Crimea

    The Committee to Protect Journalists says it is alarmed by the media environment in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Russia annexed from Ukraine one year ago. The New York-based global watchdog group said in a statement published on its website Thursday that the climate for press freedom had steadily deteriorated in Crimea since March 2014....

    Crimea’s Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Remaining Ukrainians Under Pressure to Become Russian

    After Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine a year ago, Ukrainian citizens and military were pushed to choose between becoming Russian or leaving. Most chose Russian citizenship, and troops joined the Russian military. And some of the Ukrainians remaining in Crimea find themselves under increasing pressure to switch sides....

    In Balkans, threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge
    Mar20

    In Balkans, threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge

    The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. Large Muslim...

    EU Leaders Vow Support for Stability in Tunisia, Libya
    Mar20

    EU Leaders Vow Support for Stability in Tunisia, Libya

    European leaders said they would work to enforce stability just across the Mediterranean in Tunisia and Libya, even as they moved on to other problems, pushing debt-burdened Greece on reforms and agreeing to keep sanctions against Russia. They announced the initiatives at the conclusion of a two-day summit in Brussels. With Tunisia still reeling...

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans
    Mar20

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans

    The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. …read more...

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