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    Russian Army Said to Be Tipping Balance in E. Ukraine
    Jul25

    Russian Army Said to Be Tipping Balance in E. Ukraine

    Ukraine’s national security spokesman said Thursday Russian forces are conducting a multi-faceted campaign from their own side of the border against Ukrainian troops. The allegation came a week after the downing of the Malaysian airliner in the rebel-held part of eastern Ukraine. Colonel Andriy Lysenko says the Russian troops across the...

    Ukraine PM Quits as Stage is Set for Early Poll
    Jul24

    Ukraine PM Quits as Stage is Set for Early Poll

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced he is resigning, amid the break-up of the country’s ruling coalition in parliament. Yatsenyuk made the announcement Thursday, hours after two major political parties in the ruling coalition pulled out. Usually mild-mannered and even-keeled, he expressed frustration over...

    Column: Russians Grapple with Conflicting MH17 Accounts
    Jul24

    Column: Russians Grapple with Conflicting MH17 Accounts

    There’s a fascinating debate among two Russians playing out on my Facebook newsfeed. It all started when I posted a news item from our sister broadcaster RFE/RL: “Ukraine Separatist Social Media Site Claims Plane Downing.” It was a fairly straight-forward account of a post on Ukrainian separatist leader Igor Girkin’s VK...

    Malaysian PM: ‘Weeks or Months’ Before Crash Victims’ Remains Returned
    Jul24

    Malaysian PM: ‘Weeks or Months’ Before Crash Victims’ Remains Returned

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take “weeks or months” before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by July 28 for Hari Raya, also known...

    MH17’s ‘Black Boxes’ Could Reveal Crash Details
    Jul24

    MH17’s ‘Black Boxes’ Could Reveal Crash Details

    The government of Malaysia now has custody of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was hit by a missile over Ukraine before crashing last week. As VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports, the so-called black boxes may hold information about the final minutes of the flight. …read more Source: Voice...

    Ukraine Rebel Commander Acknowledges Fighters Had BUK Missiles
    Jul24

    Ukraine Rebel Commander Acknowledges Fighters Had BUK Missiles

    A powerful rebel leader in Ukraine has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time...

    No Quick Decision Seen on Tougher EU Sanctions on Russia
    Jul24

    No Quick Decision Seen on Tougher EU Sanctions on Russia

    European Union ambassadors will debate proposals on Thursday on restricting Russian access to Europe’s capital markets and defense and energy technology but are not expected to make a quick decision. Ambassadors from the 28 EU nations are expected to agree on Thursday to add the names of some Russian companies that are helping to undermine...

    Malaysian Jet Shootdown Joins Long List of Civilian-Military Air Disasters
    Jul24

    Malaysian Jet Shootdown Joins Long List of Civilian-Military Air Disasters

    The unfolding story of the Malaysian passenger jet shot down last week by an anti-aircraft missile over Ukraine joins a substantial list of similar military-civilian air disasters that have killed hundreds of non-combatants through decades of aviation history. In the early 1980s, the Soviet Union shot down a Korean Air Lines jet, killing 269...

    Dutch Mourn Victims of Malaysian Plane Downed Over Eastern Ukraine
    Jul23

    Dutch Mourn Victims of Malaysian Plane Downed Over Eastern Ukraine

    Thousands of people lined the roads in the Netherlands on Wednesday, solemnly applauding the slow procession of 40 black hearses carrying the bodies of passengers killed when their passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine. Some threw flowers in front of the cars, while others quietly lay bouquets and lit candles at the many impromptu...

    Russian Ties, Trade Lie Behind EU Sanctions Rift
    Jul23

    Russian Ties, Trade Lie Behind EU Sanctions Rift

    Germany and Italy have the most to lose if the European Union makes good on its threat to impose harsher sanctions on Moscow, while Britain’s overseas territories are soaking up the lion’s share of capital streaming out of Russia. The picture emerging from United Nations and European Union data shows the impact of restricting trade...

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