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    Donetsk, in E. Ukraine, Shelled Despite Cease-Fire
    Sep09

    Donetsk, in E. Ukraine, Shelled Despite Cease-Fire

    The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine was shelled overnight, despite a cease-fire signed by the government and pro-Russian separatists late last week. Witnesses said Ukrainian positions in the rebel-held city were hit by mortar and rocket fire four times during the night. It was unclear if there were casualties. The cease-fire has largely held...

    Report: MH17 Hit by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Split up Mid-air
    Sep09

    Report: MH17 Hit by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Split up Mid-air

    Dutch investigators say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 likely broke up mid-air over eastern Ukraine after being hit by numerous “high-energy objects.” The preliminary report released by the Dutch Safety Board comes nearly two months after the plane crashed in rebel-held territory in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Western...

    EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep09

    EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union is expanding sanctions against Russia as reports of new fighting in Ukraine threaten a fragile cease-fire agreement. The new measures are expected to go into effect in the coming days if the cease-fire fails to hold. EU officials say the latest sanctions are reversible, depending on Moscow’s next moves on Ukraine –...

    US, Russia to Hold Talks on 1987 Arms Accord
    Sep08

    US, Russia to Hold Talks on 1987 Arms Accord

    Russian and U.S. officials will meet in Moscow on Thursday to discuss a 1987 arms control treaty whose future could be in doubt. Washington and Moscow have questioned each other’s commitment to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and their relationship has deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, with tensions heightened...

    Ukraine’s Coast Guard Admiral: Mariupol’s Port Won’t Be Taken
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Coast Guard Admiral: Mariupol’s Port Won’t Be Taken

    A cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels appears to be falling apart, as the separatists have been advancing on the strategic port city of Mariupol (mare-ee-OH-puhl). Ukraine’s Coast Guard says it is confident it can defend the port, despite a deadly attack by rebels last week. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from...

    Medvedev Vows ‘Asymmetric’ Response to Any New Sanctions
    Sep08

    Medvedev Vows ‘Asymmetric’ Response to Any New Sanctions

    Russia’s prime minister says Moscow would respond “asymmetrically” to any new Western sanctions placed on his country’s energy or financial sectors in response to Russia’s widely perceived support of rebels in eastern Ukraine. Dmitry Medvedev threatened restrictions on Russia’s airspace if new sanctions are...

    Developments in Ukraine – Sunday, Sept. 7
    Sep07

    Developments in Ukraine – Sunday, Sept. 7

    Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine near the airport, raising new fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse. Blasts powerful enough to be heard in downtown Donetsk came from the area near the airport, which has been under the control of government...

    Ukraine War, and Putin’s Comments, Stir Worry in Kazakhstan
    Sep07

    Ukraine War, and Putin’s Comments, Stir Worry in Kazakhstan

    At a summer camp north of Moscow attended by youth vetted and groomed by Kremlin-sponsored organizations, Russian President Vladimir Putin was warmly welcomed when he visited recently, taking questions from campers, including one about Kazakhstan. After complimenting longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, Putin then insulted him, dismissing the...

    Eastern Ukraine Calm After Cease-Fire Announcement
    Sep06

    Eastern Ukraine Calm After Cease-Fire Announcement

    A cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists appears to be holding Saturday in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, raising prospects for at least a temporary halt to five months of warfare. However, Russia vowed Saturday to react if the European Union imposes a new round of economic sanctions against Moscow as a means of...

    Ukraine’s Refugees in Kyiv Not Ready to Go Home
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s Refugees in Kyiv Not Ready to Go Home

    Talk of a possible cease-fire deal in eastern Ukraine has raised hopes for an end to months of deadly clashes between pro-Russia rebels and government forces. But refugees who fled west to avoid the fighting are skeptical and refusing to return home. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

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