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    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’
    Feb11

    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’

    As world leaders try to end the fighting in Ukraine, a growing number of U.S. lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to provide weapons to Ukraine’s government. After meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he has not yet made a decision on providing lethal weapons to help Ukrainian forces defend...

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack
    Feb11

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack

    Rockets have rained down on Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s military headquarters for fighting pro-Russia rebels in the east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 60, mainly civilians. VOA’s Daniel Schearf witnessed the aftermath and has this report from Kramatorsk. …read more Source: Voice of...

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City
    Feb10

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City

    Editor’s note: On the eve of planned peace talks in Minsk, at least 15 people died amid battles in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Tuesday. Most of the victims were hit by rockets that apparently were fired by separatist rebels trying to dislodge Ukrainian government forces. The rockets were aimed at Kramatorsk’s airport and military...

    Egypt, Russia Sign Military, Economic and Nuclear Accords
    Feb10

    Egypt, Russia Sign Military, Economic and Nuclear Accords

    Russia and Egypt signed several agreements to reinforce military and economic ties, along with a deal to help Cairo develop nuclear power capabilities. The agreements capped a two-day visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The audience applauds Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as they agree to strengthen mutual ties in the...

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy
    Feb10

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy

    While battles rage daily in some parts of eastern Ukraine, not far away — in areas the government took back from the Russian-backed rebels last summer — people are doing their best to live normal lives, while keeping a wary eye on the shifting front lines. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the temporary Donetsk region capital,...

    Kremlin Official: US Using Ukraine to Weaken Russia
    Feb10

    Kremlin Official: US Using Ukraine to Weaken Russia

    A ranking Kremlin official has accused the United States of attempting to drag Russia into the Ukraine conflict with the aim of weakening Moscow and effecting regime change, according to excerpts of an interview published Tuesday by a Russian government daily. “For the U.S., Ukraine in and of itself is not a matter of interest. Their aim is to...

    Donetsk Native, Backed by Putin, Unites Ukraine Rebels
    Feb10

    Donetsk Native, Backed by Putin, Unites Ukraine Rebels

    Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko will not be present at a summit on east Ukraine this week but his actions will help determine the success or failure of any peace deal. While Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen in the West as holding the key to peace, Zakharchenko is regarded vital for ensuring Moscow’s decisions are...

    Shelling Damage in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Feb. 10, 2015
    Feb10

    Shelling Damage in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Feb. 10, 2015

    Heavy shelling or rocket fire was reported Tuesday in Kramatorsk, which is 50 kilometers from front-line fighting in Donetsk. Damage seen in residential area of Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Feb. 10, 2015. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Pro-Ukraine Forces Report Gains Against Rebels
    Feb10

    Pro-Ukraine Forces Report Gains Against Rebels

    Pro-government forces reported making gains in rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, ahead of a key summit aimed at ending the unrest. The Azov Battalion, a pro-Kyiv volunteer paramilitary group, said via Facebook it captured several villages during an offensive toward the border town of Novoazovsk. Kyiv military spokesmen said early Tuesday at...

    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine
    Feb10

    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine

    As violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided whether to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine as it fights Russian-backed separatists. Mr. Obama made the comments in Washington on Monday alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both leaders said they will continue to pursue a diplomatic solution...

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