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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Russian Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission
    Aug23

    Russian Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission

    Russian aid trucks have crossed the border into Ukraine’s war-ravaged eastern city of Luhansk without permission from the government in Kyiv. The United States and European Union have condemned the move and are asking Moscow to withdraw the convoy. Russia has amassed thousands of troops on the border, raising concerns that it could use the...

    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid
    Aug22

    In East, Ukrainians Await Much-Needed Aid

    On a park bench steps from Lenin Square in downtown Kramatorsk, Tatiana, a refugee who escaped the conflict in nearby separatist-held Horlovka, sits quietly in the shade. She says she cam​e to this city a month ago, as fighting intensified between Ukrainian armed forces and rebel fighters back home. Staying with a friend, Tatiana had nothing when...

    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine

    Witnesses say the first trucks from a Russian aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine after Moscow said it was tired of waiting for Kyiv’s permission to move forward. Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement Friday that all excuses for the delay have been “exhausted” and that the convoy was heading toward the...

    Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug21

    Ukraine Border Guards Begin Approving Russian Aid Convoy

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    ‘Ambiguous Warfare’ Provides NATO With New Challenge
    Aug21

    ‘Ambiguous Warfare’ Provides NATO With New Challenge

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was defending against the risk of Soviet armor pouring across the North German plain. Now,...

    Businesses Wonder Who’s Next After Russia Targets McDonald’s
    Aug21

    Businesses Wonder Who’s Next After Russia Targets McDonald’s

    Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald’s restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism. Russia’s food safety watchdog said it was looking at possible breaches of sanitary rules at McDonald’s, but...

    Ukraine Economy Minister Resigns, Cites Frustrations
    Aug21

    Ukraine Economy Minister Resigns, Cites Frustrations

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta announced his resignation on Thursday, voicing his frustration at not being able to push ahead with much-needed economic reform. Politically inexperienced, Sheremeta, 43, was appointed economy minister on February 27 in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, days after former leader Viktor...

    Ukraine Delays Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug21

    Ukraine Delays Russian Aid Convoy

    Ukrainian authorities have delayed the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, but efforts are under way to allow the stalled convoy to proceed, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. The convoy has been stuck at the Russia-Ukraine border for a week because Ukraine is worried that it could be used to deliver...

    Ukraine, Russian Presidents to Meet in Belarus
    Aug21

    Ukraine, Russian Presidents to Meet in Belarus

    The Ukrainian and Russian presidents will meet with European Union representatives in Belarus next week, in an effort to reach a deal that would end fighting in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian government forces appear to be closing in on the remaining pro-Russian separatist strongholds in the region. Zlatica Hoke has more. …read more...

    Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future
    Aug21

    Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future

    This is the season of economic discontent in Russia, with Moscow and the West tit-for-tatting sanctions in response to the ongoing Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin issued a not-so-subtle threat this week that it might impose sanctions on car imports if United States and its Western partners slapped new restrictions on...

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