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    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff
    Feb02

    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff

    The West must be ready for a long standoff with Russia over Ukraine and not quickly resume normal ties as it did after the 2008 Georgian war, a top NATO official said on Monday. “Our strategy has to be one of patience and consistency. Russia expects us to give up the sanctions and go back to business as usual, without changing its own...

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel
    Feb02

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel

    The White House says President Barack Obama will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Monday at the White House. It says the two leaders plan to meet in the Oval Office followed by a working lunch to discuss a wide range of topics, including Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and Islamic State, and Afghanistan and Iran. They will also talk...

    Report: US Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Providing Lethal Aid to Ukraine
    Feb02

    Report: US Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Providing Lethal Aid to Ukraine

    A leading U.S. newspaper says Washington is reconsidering its stance on providing defensive weapons and equipment to Kyiv. The New York Times reported Sunday that while President Barack Obama has not made a decision about supplying lethal aid to Ukraine’s security forces, his administration is taking a “fresh look” at the...

    Ukraine War Wounded Flood Civilian Hospitals
    Feb02

    Ukraine War Wounded Flood Civilian Hospitals

    Dozens of injured Ukrainian troops arrive daily at the Central Hospital in the Donetsk Region city of Artemivsk, 40 kilometers from the government-controlled town of Debaltseve, which has been under siege from Russian-backed rebels for the past week. VOA’s Al Pessin reports on the sometimes chaotic, always stressful and too often somber...

    13 Soldiers Killed in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb01

    13 Soldiers Killed in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian officials say 13 soldiers have been killed in the past day during fighting against Russia-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country. A defense spokesman in Kyiv said Sunday another 20 soldiers were wounded. There is no immediate word on casualties to rebels, but the French news agency, AFP, reports that six civilians died. The...

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified
    Jan31

    Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change — even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict
    Jan31

    Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided over Conflict

    People in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk districts find themselves squarely in the path of advancing Russian-backed rebels, who want to take back the territory they held at the beginning of the conflict last year. Many local residents are afraid, but others would welcome the change, even when a rebel shell lands in their...

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations
    Jan31

    Spy Murder Probe Likely to Further Strain British-Russian Relations

    With relations between Russia and the West spiraling to new lows over Ukraine, bilateral ties between London and Moscow themselves are becoming more strained as the inquest into the murder of a former Russian spy gets underway. A judge this week began hearings into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after ingesting polonium-210,...

    Ukraine Talks Convene as Heavy Fighting Continues
    Jan31

    Ukraine Talks Convene as Heavy Fighting Continues

    Ukrainian government and separatist negotiators convened talks in Belarus on Saturday with mediators from Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The talks, aimed at restoring a cease-fire, came as heavy fighting continued at the crossroads town of Debaltseve, on the border between Donetsk and Luhansk, the two regions...

    Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine
    Jan31

    Kerry, Lavrov to Hold Talks on Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine and Germany next week for talks on issues including the heightened tensions over what the U.S. and its Western allies say is Russian aggression in Ukraine. Kerry is expected to raise the issue when he meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a security conference in...

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