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    Deaths, Injuries Mount as Ukraine Conflict Enters 4th Year: OHCHR
    Jun21

    Deaths, Injuries Mount as Ukraine Conflict Enters 4th Year: OHCHR

    With the conflict in Ukraine now in its fourth year casualties have mounted substantially in recent months, according to a new report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Between mid-February and mid-May of this year, the period covered, U.N. investigators documented 193 conflict-related civilian casualties,...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Pledges Commitment to Democracy During US Visit
    Jun21

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Pledges Commitment to Democracy During US Visit

    U.S. President Donald Trump received his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House Tuesday. Poroshenko hailed the U.S.-Ukraine relationship and pledged his commitment to democracy as he sought U.S. support against Russian aggression. His visit comes as the U.S. government considers extending economic sanctions against Moscow for...

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists
    Jun21

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists

    The United States Treasury Department announced additional sanctions Tuesday against Russia, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and individuals and companies associated with them. The move comes on the heels of a White House meeting Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The increased sanctions...

    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place
    Jun21

    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place

    Sanctions against the Russians will remain in place until “they are out of eastern Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday as the Ukrainian president visited the White House. “We’re going to continue to have sanctions on Russia, and we believe that is part of Ukraine, and so therefore those sanctions will...

    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out
    Jun20

    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out

    Talks begin this week on Britain’s exit from the European Union, which will leave the bloc with only one heavyweight military power — France. EU moves towards a common defense policy have raised fears in Britain that it could be frozen out of future security arrangements. Europe’s security is at a turning point. Threatened by Russian...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year
    Jun19

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year

    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol....

    Thousands Attend Gay Pride March in Ukraine’s Capital
    Jun18

    Thousands Attend Gay Pride March in Ukraine’s Capital

    Thousands of people attended a gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital amid tight security Sunday. A counterdemonstration by a few hundred ultranationalists resulted in scuffles with police in which two officers were injured and six people arrested, Kyiv police chief Andrei Krishchenko said. Much of downtown Kiev was cordoned off and about...

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply
    Jun17

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply

    The UN Children’s Fund warns three-quarters of a million children in Eastern Ukraine are at risk of water-borne diseases as fighting threatens to cut off their safe water supply. The United Nations estimates around 10,000 people have been killed and more than 23,500 injured since fighting in Eastern Ukraine erupted between the government...

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games
    Jun17

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games

    The United States is concerned about possible Russian incursions along NATO’s Baltic borders during large Russian military exercises in September and will send more troops to the area, the commander of U.S. troops in Europe said on Friday. Russia has denied Western concerns that its Zapad 2017 war games will threaten stability in eastern...

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law
    Jun17

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law

    A pan-European rights body said on Friday there were significant concerns about a draft law in Moldova that would change the way the country conducts parliamentary elections and expand the powers of the president. The proposed changes have proved divisive in the ex-Soviet nation ahead of a parliamentary election next year, when parties who favor...

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