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    Truce Bypasses Donetsk Airport, Symbol of Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Oct06

    Truce Bypasses Donetsk Airport, Symbol of Conflict in E. Ukraine

    While fighting in much of eastern Ukraine has been calmed by a month-old truce, it rages unabated at the airport near Donetsk, turning a shiny symbol of the country’s Western integration into a shattered mirror of its future prospects. The new terminal European soccer fans used in 2012 to reach some of the matches hosted by Ukraine is now a...

    Report Urges Germany to Control its Defense Buying
    Oct06

    Report Urges Germany to Control its Defense Buying

    Germany must urgently overhaul its approach to arms procurement if it wants to contain rising costs and address the poor state of its military hardware, an independent report said on Monday. Half a year after vowing Germany would take a more active role in international crises, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been forced to acknowledge...

    Germany, France to Offer Plan to Monitor Cease-fire in Ukraine
    Oct06

    Germany, France to Offer Plan to Monitor Cease-fire in Ukraine

    Germany and France will present a new proposal shortly under which their soldiers could participate in the monitoring of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman Martin Schaefer said the plan would be presented in the “next hours or days” but added, “One thing is clear. Before German and...

    Ukraine’s Month-old Cease-fire Marked by Battle
    Oct05

    Ukraine’s Month-old Cease-fire Marked by Battle

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters on Sunday marked one month since the signing of a Kremlin-backed truce with one the most heated battles of the six-month war in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s military accused Russian-backed separatists of fresh violations of the cease-fire, saying their forces came under attack...

    Kasparov Urges West to Pose ‘Credible’ Threat to Putin
    Oct05

    Kasparov Urges West to Pose ‘Credible’ Threat to Putin

    Former world chess champion and pro-democracy activist Garry Kasparov grabbed headlines earlier this week when he described Russian President Vladimir Putin as “the most dangerous man in the world.” He made the remark during an interview with Yahoo News, adding that Putin is “a greater threat to the United States than the...

    Former Oil Tycoon Vows to Give Voice to ‘European-Oriented’ Russians
    Oct04

    Former Oil Tycoon Vows to Give Voice to ‘European-Oriented’ Russians

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been many things: a Communist Party youth group leader who became one of post-Soviet Russia’s first billionaires, thanks to a controversial, corruption-riddled privatization process; a philanthropist who, in 2001, established Open Russia, a foundation dedicated to building and strengthening civil society in Russia....

    Kyiv, Separatists Blame Each Other for Aid Worker’s Death
    Oct03

    Kyiv, Separatists Blame Each Other for Aid Worker’s Death

    Fighting between Ukrainian government troops and separatists continued in Donetsk Friday, after the two sides blamed each other for the shelling that killed a Red Cross worker a day earlier. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the battle for control of Donetsk airport, which the rebels are attempting to retake, was ongoing. He also...

    Donetsk Governor: Truce Not Implemented
    Oct03

    Donetsk Governor: Truce Not Implemented

    VOA’s Henry Ridgwell interviews the governor of Ukraine’s embattled Donetsk region, Serhiy Taruta, who has moved his whole office to Mariupol. Q1: What is the current security situation in the Donetsk region? Unfortunately, a real truce has not been accomplished. Of course the level of casualties that we had before has declined, the...

    Rebel Attacks Test Shaky Ukraine Truce in Key City of Mariupol
    Oct03

    Rebel Attacks Test Shaky Ukraine Truce in Key City of Mariupol

    There are growing fears that the ceasefire deal signed between pro-Russian rebels and the government in Ukraine may be falling apart. The separatists have launched several attacks on Donetsk airport. In the southeast, troops say rebel forces are launching daily attacks on their positions. Henry Ridgwell reports from the frontline city of...

    Muižnieks: Biggest Concern in Ukraine is Plight of Crimean Tatars
    Oct03

    Muižnieks: Biggest Concern in Ukraine is Plight of Crimean Tatars

    The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights has expressed deep concern over the conflict in Ukraine, in particular for the situation of Tatars in Crimea, which Russia annexed in March. Speaking Wednesday to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, Nils Muižnieks said a “reign of...

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