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    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine
    Mar25

    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine

    Russia’s relations with the West are at a low point, a senior member of the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee said, due to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula one year ago and Moscow’s continuing support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, especially in that country’s eastern Donbas region. Senator...

    In Shattered Ukraine Town, Residents Rebuild Lives
    Mar25

    In Shattered Ukraine Town, Residents Rebuild Lives

    Residents of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine are starting to rebuild their lives after heavy fighting last month destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced many people to flee. Russian-backed separatists took control of the strategic town in February, days after a cease-fire agreement with Ukraine’s Kyiv government was signed. As Adam Bailes...

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting

    The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost...

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast
    Mar25

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast

    Moody’s Investors Service cut Ukraine’s credit rating to its second-lowest level Tuesday, while warning that creditors faced deep losses in debt-restructuring negotiations with bondholders. A statement from the credit rating agency said default on repayment of $40 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund was...

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine
    Mar24

    House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly has approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The resolution was approved Monday by a vote of 348 to 48. There is bipartisan support in Congress to provide the arms to Ukrainian forces...

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Violating Cease-fire
    Mar24

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Violating Cease-fire

    Ukraine again accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of violating the cease-fire agreement the two sides signed in Minsk, Belarus last month, saying the rebels had fired rockets and artillery at Ukrainian military positions in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said six soldiers were wounded in fighting over the previous...

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar22

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    NATO’s military commander says the West needs to consider sending defensive weapons to Ukraine to help it counter Russia’s continued involvement supporting pro-Moscow separatists fighting Kyiv’s forces. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told a Brussels conference that he does not think “any tool of (the) United...

    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...

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