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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    US Official:’ A Free Europe Rises or Falls With Ukraine’
    Jan28

    US Official:’ A Free Europe Rises or Falls With Ukraine’

    A top U.S. official said Tuesday that the conflict in eastern Ukraine has become a battleground for a peaceful and free Europe. “We all know that today, a Europe whole, free and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine. Ukraine’s front line for freedom is ours as well,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a gathering...

    UN: E. Ukraine Children Seeking Refuge in Bomb Shelters
    Jan27

    UN: E. Ukraine Children Seeking Refuge in Bomb Shelters

    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports more than 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk because of ongoing fighting and heavy shelling. UNICEF says these children are living in appalling conditions, suffering enormous levels of stress and are in urgent need of help. The...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-torn East
    Jan27

    Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-torn East

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said nine soldiers have been killed and 29 others wounded in ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine since Monday, as the United Nations’ political chief expressed his concerns the escalating conflict has violated humanitarian law. Military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said the fighting was the most intense near...

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned
    Jan27

    Last Survivors Recall Auschwitz, Ask if Lessons Learned

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held against a backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine and warnings of a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. The commemoration on Tuesday at the site in southern Poland where the Nazis killed about 1.5...

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid
    Jan27

    US Warns of More Sanctions Against Russia; Ukraine Waiting for ‘Lethal’ Aid

    The United States is echoing concerns from Western allies about Russia’s continued interference in eastern Ukraine. U.S. military officials say Moscow’s support for separatists is “troubling,” as is the presence of what they call “a strong Russian force postured along the Ukrainian-Russian border.” VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from...

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine
    Jan27

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine

    The U.N.’s political chief urged Russia on Monday to use its influence among separatist rebels in Ukraine to stop hostilities. The appeal comes as the situation has escalated over the past three days, following separate deadly rocket attacks on a bus carrying civilians in Donetsk and shelling in the port city of Mariupol. Jeffrey Feltman...

    FBI Breaks Up Russian Spy Ring in New York City
    Jan27

    FBI Breaks Up Russian Spy Ring in New York City

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says federal agents have broken up an alleged Russian spy ring in New York City where three suspects tried to recruit U.S. residents. The FBI arrested Evgeny Buryakov in the Bronx section of New York Monday. Two other suspects — Victor Podobnyy and Igor Sporyshev — are no longer in the United States and have...

    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Woman Pilot Could Die in Russian Detention
    Jan26

    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Woman Pilot Could Die in Russian Detention

    A Ukrainian female army pilot may die in detention in Russia where she is on hunger-strike, her lawyer said on Monday, calling on President Vladimir Putin to release her. Nadiya Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian rebels while fighting in a volunteer battalion in east Ukraine last June. Kyiv says the rebels spirited her into Russia where she...

    Russian Ruble, Stocks Slide on News of Possible New Sanctions
    Jan26

    Russian Ruble, Stocks Slide on News of Possible New Sanctions

    The ruble and Russian stocks fell sharply on Monday, following a return to full-scale warfare in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia. At 10:25 EST (1525 GMT), the ruble was down 3 percent against the dollar to 66.23 and 3.5 percent weaker against the euro at 74.71. Russian stocks were also down, with the...

    Seven Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
    Jan26

    Seven Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military said Monday seven of its soldiers have been killed in the past day during fighting in the separatist, war-torn eastern region. Officials say at least 24 soldiers have been wounded in the violence. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels in recent days has been at the worst level since agreement on a...

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