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    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows to Launch New Push for Territory
    Jan23

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Vows to Launch New Push for Territory

    A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine said he will not push for new peace talks with the Ukrainian government, vowing instead to gain control of more territory in the east. Russian news agencies quoted rebel chief Alexander Zakharchenko, based in the eastern city of Donetsk, saying Friday that his forces are launching a new offensive to...

    Brzezinski: US, Allies Should Deploy Deterrent Force to Baltics
    Jan22

    Brzezinski: US, Allies Should Deploy Deterrent Force to Baltics

    A former top U.S. official says the United States and its allies should deploy troops to the Baltic states to deter possible Russian aggression there. Speaking Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said he feared that Russian President Vladimir Putin might try to invade the...

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package
    Jan22

    Ukraine Asks IMF for New Rescue Package

    Ukraine has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new and broader bailout package and will attempt to renegotiate its debt with bond holders. IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced the request made by Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday after a meeting the two had on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame in Donetsk Shelling; 13 Dead
    Jan22

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame in Donetsk Shelling; 13 Dead

    Ukrainian authorities said an artillery shell has hit a trolley bus in the eastern city of Donetsk, killing at least 13 people and sparking accusations of blame from both Ukraine and Russia. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Shelling Hits City Bus in Ukraine’s Donetsk, 7 Dead
    Jan22

    Shelling Hits City Bus in Ukraine’s Donetsk, 7 Dead

    Ukrainian authorities say at least seven people were killed in the eastern city of Donetsk after an artillery shell hit a city bus. Emergency officials said a shell struck a trolley bus early Thursday, killing the passengers instantly. Meanwhile, Ukrainian military authorities say troops have withdrawn from the Donetsk airport, which has been the...

    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...

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