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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    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...

    Germany Warns ‘European Order’ at Risk Ahead of Ukraine Peace Talks
    Feb10

    Germany Warns ‘European Order’ at Risk Ahead of Ukraine Peace Talks

    Germany has warned that the ‘peaceful order of Europe’ is at risk if the West abandons the principle of territorial integrity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments in Washington ahead of a proposed meeting in Belarus Wednesday with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France, aimed at securing an end to the conflict in Ukraine....

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks
    Feb09

    Russia Sanctions on Hold as EU Waits for Peace Talks

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to postpone further sanctions against Russia for a week to give time to a peace push to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. EU ministers meeting in Brussels made it clear their decision to delay new sanctions against Russia did not mean repealing them. In remarks to reporters following the talks on Monday,...

    German Chancellor to Hold Talks Monday with Obama on Ukraine
    Feb09

    German Chancellor to Hold Talks Monday with Obama on Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due in Washington Monday for talks with President Barack Obama on the fighting in Ukraine, amid intense diplomatic activity to end the crisis in the country. On Sunday, Merkel participated in four-way phone talks with the leaders of Ukraine, Russia and France on a French-German plan aimed at ending the surging...

    Washington Week: Focus on Ukraine Crisis
    Feb08

    Washington Week: Focus on Ukraine Crisis

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    G-20 to Focus on Spurring Global Economic Growth
    Feb08

    G-20 to Focus on Spurring Global Economic Growth

    Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 leading economies are gathering to discuss coordinating action to spur global economic growth. The G-20 ministers concerns about major economies running at different speeds and monetary policies diverging will top the agenda at talks Monday and Tuesday in Istanbul. Influencing the...

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