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    Ukraine Rebels Start Pullback of Heavy Artillery
    Sep23

    Ukraine Rebels Start Pullback of Heavy Artillery

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say they have started to withdraw their heavy artillery from front-line positions as required by a peace plan aimed at ending five months of conflict with Kyiv. Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko told Russia’s Interfax news agency Tuesday that the pullback was in response to a similar move by...

    For West Ukraine City, Conflict Far Away Yet Near
    Sep22

    For West Ukraine City, Conflict Far Away Yet Near

    The western Ukrainian city of Lviv prides itself on being both physically and culturally close to Western Europe. The Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country are 1,200 kilometers away, and seemingly even farther away in their world view. Still, as VOA’s Al Pessin reports, the war is having an impact in Lviv....

    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East
    Sep22

    Ukraine Pulling Back from Buffer Zone in Embattled East

    Ukrainian officials say they have started to pull troops from a buffer zone in the east of the country where they have been fighting pro-Russian separatists. Security and Defense Council spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said Monday rebel attacks have diminished, allowing Kyiv to implement an agreement reached last week with the separatists to...

    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine
    Sep22

    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine

    Opposition activists and anti-war demonstrators marched in the Russian capital Sunday, urging peace in Ukraine and an end to Russia’s military support for separatists, even though the Kremlin denies backing the rebels. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russians March Protesting Ukraine Conflict
    Sep22

    Russians March Protesting Ukraine Conflict

    Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine on Sunday in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels. The armed conflict, which Kyiv and the West blame on Russia’s support of the separatist armed groups in eastern Ukraine, has killed more than 3,000...

    Russians March Against Fighting in Ukraine
    Sep21

    Russians March Against Fighting in Ukraine

    Thousands of Russians marched in protest against the armed conflict in Ukraine on Sunday in the first major anti-war rally since the start of the standoff between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NATO: Ukraine Cease-Fire Is ‘in Name Only’
    Sep21

    NATO: Ukraine Cease-Fire Is ‘in Name Only’

    NATO’s top military commander says he is hopeful the new agreement to create a buffer zone between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists will calm the conflict. However, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said the current situation was “not good,” with Russian troops still inside Ukraine. Breedlove said...

    Daily Developments in Ukraine – September 20, 2014
    Sep20

    Daily Developments in Ukraine – September 20, 2014

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    Exxon Winds Down Drilling as US Sanctions Hit Russia
    Sep20

    Exxon Winds Down Drilling as US Sanctions Hit Russia

    ExxonMobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia’s Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow’s oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations. Washington extended sanctions on Russia last week over its aggression in Ukraine. The...

    Ukraine Military Exercises in New strategic Environment
    Sep20

    Ukraine Military Exercises in New strategic Environment

    Ukrainian troops are hosting military exercises with forces from 15 nations, including the United States, in what a senior American officer calls a changed strategic environment. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the Yavoriv Military Range in western Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

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