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    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...

    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....

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