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    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar27

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

    The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the separatist fighters. Although the Kyiv government, the United States and the NATO alliance have shown the heavy presence of Russian fighters and weapons among the rebel forces, many of the new recruits are residents of...

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Ukraine
    Mar27

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Ukraine

    The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the separatist fighters. Many of the new recruits are residents of Ukraine made bitter by new grievances, as well as old. VOA’s Patrick Wells reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda
    Mar27

    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda

    The head of NATO is dismissing the latest allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who accused the West of trying to undermine his rule and destabilize his country. “It’s just another example of the type of propaganda that Russia is doing in many different frameworks,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told VOA during an...

    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia
    Mar26

    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia

    President Vladimir Putin says that Western intelligence services have set it as their goal to destabilize Russia especially during upcoming elections, according to the Kremlin’s website. In a speech Thursday in Moscow before top officials of the Federal Security Service, he said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and politicized...

    Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High
    Mar26

    Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High

    Wars in Syria and Iraq have pushed the number of asylum claims in industrialized countries to a 22-year high, and the United Nations refugee agency found asylum applications in 2014 increased dramatically from the previous year. The UNHCR report Asylum Trends 2014 estimates 866,000 new asylum applications were lodged in 44 of the world’s...

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’
    Mar26

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’

    The United States is closely watching signs of possible major anti-corruption moves in Ukraine involving the forced resignation of a billionaire governor and the arrest of two top state emergency officials. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the resignation Tuesday of Ihor Kolomoisky, a powerful businessman who had been serving as...

    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...

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