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    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Visits Kyiv
    Nov21

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Visits Kyiv

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    Protest Group: Putin’s High Approval Ratings Not Real
    Nov21

    Protest Group: Putin’s High Approval Ratings Not Real

    President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said. Putin’s approval ratings have soared to more than 80 percent since the start of the crisis in Ukraine and...

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine
    Nov21

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets Ukraine’s leaders Friday in an effort to underscore Washington’s support for Kyiv, which is battling a pro-Russian insurgency. A senior White House official said Biden intends to use the meetings to tell President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that “we have your...

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’
    Nov21

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, ahead of talks Friday with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze, traveling with Biden, reported that a senior White House official characterized the vice president’s main message to Ukraine’s leaders as...

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity
    Nov20

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity

    NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organization members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance’s land, air and sea defenses since Russia annexed Crimea and...

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine
    Nov20

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine

    A new United Nations report found the presence of large numbers of sophisticated weapons as well as foreign fighters, including Russian soldiers, have led to a worsening of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine. The report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said serious human rights violations persist in...

    Russia Can Do Little to Shore Up Falling Oil Prices
    Nov20

    Russia Can Do Little to Shore Up Falling Oil Prices

    Russia can do little to shore up slumping global prices even if OPEC wants it to. Russian wells will freeze if they stop pumping oil, and the country has no capacity to store the output it would otherwise export. Before next week’s meeting of OPEC, Russia has already spoken to group member Venezuela about the need to “coordinate actions in...

    Russia: US Arms Supplies to Ukraine Would Destabilize Situation
    Nov20

    Russia: US Arms Supplies to Ukraine Would Destabilize Situation

    Russia said on Thursday that the United States providing weapons to Ukraine’s government to fight separatists in the country’s east would have a “serious destabilizing” effect and would be in violation of a number of agreements. The statement by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich comes a day after a ranking U.S. official...

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine
    Nov20

    Obama Nominee Says US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the number two post at the State Department says the White House should consider providing Ukraine with lethal, defensive military equipment. Testifying Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tony Blinken said that arming Ukraine’s military could force Russia to rethink...

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol
    Nov20

    Ukrainian Forces Prepare to Defend Mariupol

    Shelling continues on the outskirts of Mariupol, in southeast Ukraine, as Russia-backed rebels have gradually advanced from the northeast on the strategic port city. Ukrainian troops posted at checkpoints say they are prepared to defend the city, but could use more support. While in the city center, joint patrols and “anti-violator” drills are...

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