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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Kyiv Accuses Russia of Deploying 9,000 Troops in Ukraine
    Jan22

    Kyiv Accuses Russia of Deploying 9,000 Troops in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of deploying 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks on Ukrainian soil — and is demanding that Moscow withdraw its forces and return to the so-called Minsk cease-fire agreement. The Ukrainian demand follows intense fighting in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. VOA’s Henry Ridgwell...

    Russia Says no Proof it Sent Troops, Arms to East Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia Says no Proof it Sent Troops, Arms to East Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to fend off fresh accusations from Kyiv that Moscow is sending soldiers and weapons to Ukraine and said he hoped for progress at talks on the conflict on Wednesday despite renewed fighting. Kyiv accused Russian regular forces on Tuesday of attacking its troops in eastern Ukraine, one of its boldest...

    Lavrov: US  ‘Aggressive” on World Issues
    Jan21

    Lavrov: US ‘Aggressive” on World Issues

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address reflected what he called the U.S. desire to dominate world affairs. Lavrov spoke Wednesday, ahead of a meeting in Berlin to discuss Ukraine. He went on to say that the U.S. has set an “aggressive” course. But he said Moscow continues...

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary
    Jan21

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary

    The head of President Vladimir Putin’s administration will represent Russia at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, a spokesman for the organizers said on Tuesday. Heads of state will gather at the site of the Nazi camp near Krakow in southern Poland on Jan. 27 to remember...

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine
    Jan20

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on the warring factions battling for control of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine not to harm civilians and to agree to a cease-fire. Confusion and conflicting reports persist over who is in control of the airport in Donetsk. Media reports say about one dozen civilians caught in the...

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president
    Jan20

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president

    At the request of the office of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, a Kyiv court issued an ‘in absentia’ arrest warrant for former president Viktor Yanukovych. The move is a procedural requirement needed for requesting Yanukovych’s extradition from Russia, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement released Tuesday....

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack
    Jan20

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack

    Six people were treated in hospital for injuries on Tuesday after what police said was a grenade attack on a group of Ukrainian nationalists in the eastern city of Kharkiv which several officials blamed on pro-Russian forces. The explosion, the latest in a spate of mystery blasts targeting Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities, occurred on Monday...

    Warring Sides in E. Ukraine Each Claim Control of Donetsk Airport
    Jan19

    Warring Sides in E. Ukraine Each Claim Control of Donetsk Airport

    Intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine, as Ukraine’s military claimed hundreds of Russian troops crossed the border to help the rebels. The general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces claimed they had established control over the disputed Donetsk airport after driving out...

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport
    Jan19

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport

    Intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
    Jan19

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mixing pro-Islamic chants and anti-Western rhetoric, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Europe to...

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