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    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...

    Unrest, Shortages Mark Anniversary of Ukraine Protests
    Feb20

    Unrest, Shortages Mark Anniversary of Ukraine Protests

    Ukrainians are marking the first anniversary of Kyiv protests that led to the ouster of a pro-Russian president and subsequent fighting in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east. After more than 5,600 deaths and much destruction, the country continues to suffer from a political and economic crisis. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports. …read...

    Western Officials: Putin ‘Danger’ to Baltic States
    Feb19

    Western Officials: Putin ‘Danger’ to Baltic States

    Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states. Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “real and present danger” to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and NATO is getting ready to repel any aggression, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said. Valdis...

    Justice for Kyiv Clash Victims Elusive 1 Year Later
    Feb19

    Justice for Kyiv Clash Victims Elusive 1 Year Later

    Ukraine is marking one year since anti-government protests in the capital, Kyiv, ended in clashes that left more than 100 dead and sent then-president Viktor Yanukovych fleeing to Russia. Despite a change in government, no one has been held accountable for the deaths and the families of many victims are skeptical they will ever see justice....

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s President Calls for International Peacekeeping Mission

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for an international peacekeeping mission for his country after ordering several thousand of his troops out of the strategic eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, which has been taken over by Russia-backed separatists. Poroshenko’s office reported late Wednesday that a meeting of the...

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