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    Ukraine, Rebels Agree to Begin Withdrawing Weapons
    Feb22

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree to Begin Withdrawing Weapons

    Military officials said both sides in Ukraine’s conflict have agreed to pull back their heavy weapons from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine; a positive sign for the implementation of a peace plan that has been violated repeatedly. The officials said the pro-Russian rebels signed an agreement to complete the withdrawal over the next two...

    Russian Loyalists Hold ‘Anti-Maidan’ March in Moscow
    Feb22

    Russian Loyalists Hold ‘Anti-Maidan’ March in Moscow

    As Ukraine marks the one-year anniversary of the Euromaidan uprising that toppled its Russia-leaning president, thousands of demonstrators in Moscow on Saturday held what they called an “anti-Maidan” march. The protesters said their goal is to prevent a similar uprising from happening in Russia. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read...

    A Year After Fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich Speaks of Return
    Feb21

    A Year After Fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich Speaks of Return

    Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago after being toppled by months of street protests, said he was ready to return to Ukraine if the opportunity arose. The pro-Russian leader was overthrown by the “Maidan” uprising in Kyiv against his decision to back away from a deal that would have taken the...

    Pro-Russia, Anti-Ukraine Rally Held in Moscow
    Feb21

    Pro-Russia, Anti-Ukraine Rally Held in Moscow

    Russians have gathered in a central square in Moscow for what they call an “anti-Maidan” rally, vowing to prevent a pro-Western uprising like the one that took place in Ukraine’s capital a year ago. Thousands of pro-Kremlin demonstrators turned out for Saturday’s rally, voicing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Kerry: Russia Engaged in ‘Brazen and Cynical’ Behavior in Ukraine
    Feb21

    Kerry: Russia Engaged in ‘Brazen and Cynical’ Behavior in Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the international community is discussing additional sanctions on Russia for its land grabs in Ukraine, saying Russia has engaged in “an absolutely brazen and cynical process” over the past few days. Speaking in London before talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Kerry told...

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate
    Feb21

    Scholars: Minsk Cease-Fire Agreements Are Inadequate

    Some scholars say that neither Minsk cease-fire agreements nor sanctions imposed on Russia are enough to end hostilities and stabilize Ukraine. Executive Director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University, Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO said that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is definitely not working. People are...

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia
    Feb21

    Report: EU ‘Sleepwalked’ Into Crisis With Russia

    A new report says the European Union “sleepwalked” into the current crisis in Ukraine, because of “catastrophic misreading” of the mood in Russia. Regional analysts say unless Brussels takes a more pragmatic view of the Kremlin’s agenda, tensions between Europe and Russia will only increase. Lord Tugendhat, chairman of the British...

    France, Germany: More Ukraine Sanctions Possible
    Feb20

    France, Germany: More Ukraine Sanctions Possible

    France’s president Francois Hollande and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday more sanctions are possible if there is no end to violations of the Minsk peace accord. U.S. diplomats in Washington quietly endorsed the Europeans’ view, saying there would be “additional costs” for those who ignore the Minsk...

    Kerry Will Head to Geneva for Iran Nuclear Talks
    Feb20

    Kerry Will Head to Geneva for Iran Nuclear Talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s talks next week on Iran’s nuclear program will come at a time when a report has raised new questions about whether Tehran is in full compliance with guidelines to show that its program is peaceful. Kerry travels Sunday to Geneva, where he will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and...

    Leaders Renew Backing of Beleaguered Ukraine Cease-fire
    Feb20

    Leaders Renew Backing of Beleaguered Ukraine Cease-fire

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have pledged renewed support for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, amid reports of fresh fighting near the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The leaders on Thursday condemned the fighting and urged both sides to observe the truce, which has seen a series of violations. Ukrainian military spokesman...

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