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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels

    A spokesman for Ukraine’s front-line military told VOA on Wednesday that commanders would do whatever was necessary to defend areas threatened by the latest offensive by Russian-backed rebels in the east. Speaking at a military base in eastern Ukraine as trucks carrying supplies and heavy equipment came and went, Lieutenant Colonel Leonid...

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone
    Jan28

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone

    Famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone created a small social media storm when a post on his Facebook page late last year showed him interviewing and casually strolling through a park with fugitive former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Now Stone might face a summons by a Ukrainian court to provide information on the deposed leader’s...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions

    The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed. EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed fighting in...

    Rights Group: Worldwide Democratic Freedoms at Historic Low
    Jan28

    Rights Group: Worldwide Democratic Freedoms at Historic Low

    The international rights group Freedom House said Wednesday that the prospect of an international system built on democratic ideals is under greater threat now than at any point in the past quarter-century. Freedom House said in its annual roundup Wednesday that the state of democracy in 2014 was “exceptionally grim.” Syria ranked the...

    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...

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