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    Ukraine’s President, PM Stress Bolstering Country’s Military
    Nov14

    Ukraine’s President, PM Stress Bolstering Country’s Military

    Ukraine’s president says his country’s armed forces are “willing and able to fight back” should the cease-fire agreement reached in September between his government and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine unravel. President Petro Poroshenko spoke in Kyiv Friday after meeting with Ukraine’s top security...

    EU Hopeful Serbia Hosts Military Drill with Russia
    Nov14

    EU Hopeful Serbia Hosts Military Drill with Russia

    Russian soldiers parachuted into open fields in western Serbia on Friday as part of an unprecedented joint military drill that has stirred controversy in the European Union candidate-country given the West-Russia standoff over Ukraine. The one-day anti-terrorist exercise, around 50 km (30 miles) from Serbia’s border with NATO-member...

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting
    Nov14

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting

    President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a “mistake” he hoped would be overcome in the “final count.” In an interview with Russian state news agency TASS before a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Putin said sanctions...

    US Warns Russia Over Military Flights Near American Shores
    Nov14

    US Warns Russia Over Military Flights Near American Shores

    The United States has expressed renewed concern about Russian military flights near U.S. borders and has warned Moscow to abide by international law. In a terse statement Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Russia’s need for routine training activity. But she said the number of flights near North America had...

    US Analysts See Situation in E. Ukraine as Very Dangerous
    Nov14

    US Analysts See Situation in E. Ukraine as Very Dangerous

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine is intensifying. Russian military forces concentrated along the border and frequent violations of the cease-fire agreement reached in September between Kyiv and Moscow-backed separatists, lead many American experts to believe the situation in the region has become very dangerous. As Russia’s military builds...

    VP Biden to Tackle Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey
    Nov14

    VP Biden to Tackle Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will tackle two conflicts at the forefront of American foreign policy when he visits Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey next week, including continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State. Biden will meet with President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine as reports surface that Russian tanks are...

    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey
    Nov13

    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will tackle two conflicts at the forefront of American foreign policy when he visits Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey next week, including continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’
    Nov13

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’

    After the recent completion of elections in Ukraine there was hope the conflict in the east would ease, but that has not happened. Military convoys from Russia are flowing into rebel-controlled areas again, raising fears of a new offensive and a long-term conflict. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Nov13

    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire

    President Barack Obama has called on Russia to honor a September cease-fire between Kyiv and Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said President Obama delivered the message to Russian Vladimir Putin during informal conversations at a summit this week in Beijing. Rhodes also told...

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine
    Nov13

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine

    The Obama administration says sanctions against those backing separatists in eastern Ukraine are having an impact on the Russian economy, but the coming change of legislative power in Washington may affect U.S. policy toward the crisis. Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists are looking for more help from Europe and the United...

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