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    Ukrainian Activist in Despair About Future of Her Country
    Sep17

    Ukrainian Activist in Despair About Future of Her Country

    Ukrainian activist IrIna Dovgan said she is not optimistic about the future of her country. The activist, who was accused of being a spy and tortured by pro-Russian separatists, has appealed to the U.N. Human Rights Council to support her country in its time of need. Dovgan said she still has nightmares about the torture and public humiliation to...

    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support
    Sep17

    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support

    Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country’s conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home....

    World Holds Its Breath, Mostly Hoping Scots Vote ‘No’
    Sep17

    World Holds Its Breath, Mostly Hoping Scots Vote ‘No’

    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote “No” to independence from Britain in Thursday’s referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly praying the United Kingdom holds together and does not create a contagious precedent of...

    Despite Criticism, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Still Has Much Support
    Sep17

    Despite Criticism, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Still Has Much Support

    Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country’s conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home....

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    Sep17

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has left two civilians dead, the first reported since Ukrainian lawmakers voted to grant the region self rule. Municipal officials said two civilians were killed, and three injured, during heavy shelling in a residential neighborhood, but it is unclear when the shelling took place....

    Future of Ukrainian Former President’s Estate Uncertain
    Sep17

    Future of Ukrainian Former President’s Estate Uncertain

    More than six months after Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters occupy the grounds and opened it to tourists but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, just north of...

    US Congratulates Ukraine for ‘Making History’ in Forging Closer Ties with EU
    Sep17

    US Congratulates Ukraine for ‘Making History’ in Forging Closer Ties with EU

    The United States has congratulated the Ukrainian and European parliaments for simultaneous ratification of Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union. Washington also called on Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to honor the Minsk cease-fire agreement. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf Tuesday...

    Ukrainian Leader to Seek Greater US Support on Visit
    Sep17

    Ukrainian Leader to Seek Greater US Support on Visit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington this week amid a shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists, the ratification of an EU pact, and moves to grant self-rule to eastern Ukraine. As he tackles a range of challenges, the Ukrainian leader is expected to press for greater U.S. support during talks Thursday with President...

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain
    Sep17

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain

    More than six months after Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters have occupied the grounds and opened it to tourists, but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, north of...

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge
    Sep17

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge

    Moscow urged the Russian public not to panic Tuesday, as its battered currency, the ruble, plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar. The national currency fell below 38 rubles per dollar amid investor worries about the impact of new Western sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis. Deputy Russian Finance...

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