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    Russia ‘Could’ Cut Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine: PM
    Aug12

    Russia ‘Could’ Cut Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine: PM

    Russia’s prime minister said Friday that the country could dissolve all diplomatic ties with neighboring Ukraine in light of recent security concerns. “If there is no other way to change the situation, the president could take this step,” state media quoted Dmitry Medvedev as saying. The move wasn’t previously proposed...

    Who Killed Pavel Sheremet?
    Aug12

    Who Killed Pavel Sheremet?

    The bomb blast was just 100 meters away, terrifying the skittish British businessmen who already were worried about whether Kyiv was safe. The explosion came the morning after Ukrainian translator Eugene Rysunkov had dropped them off at their four-star hotel. “They were just sitting down to breakfast and they were shocked,” says Rysunkov. “I had...

    Ukraine-Russia Tensions Flare as Russians Rebuild Military in Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine-Russia Tensions Flare as Russians Rebuild Military in Crimea

    Ukrainian troops are on high alert as tensions rise with Russia. Kyiv has accused Moscow of increasing its troop presence on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia two years ago. Moscow is accusing Kyiv of an incursion into Crimea. Some experts say the timing is ripe for a conflict because the world’s attention is elsewhere. VOA’s...

    Russian Envoy: There Is No Going Back on Crimea
    Aug11

    Russian Envoy: There Is No Going Back on Crimea

    Russia’s U.N. envoy said Thursday the issue of Crimea’s annexation “will never be revisited.” “The reunification of Crimea with Russia was done two years ago after a referendum which was conducted in Crimea — 93 percent of the population expressed their wish to rejoin Russia; this is what has happened,”...

    UN to Discuss Crimea Tensions
    Aug11

    UN to Discuss Crimea Tensions

    The United Nations Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss rising tensions in Crimea Thursday at the request of Ukraine. Russia has accused Kyiv of plotting to wage attacks in the disputed peninsula. Ukraine, a non-permanent council member, requested an urgent, closed-door meeting to address tensions between the two countries, particularly...

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Angry Accusations as War Fever Mounts
    Aug11

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Angry Accusations as War Fever Mounts

    Ukraine and Russia were locked in a war of words Thursday over the Kremlin’s claim that Kyiv infiltrated trained saboteurs into Crimea tasked with targeting “critical infrastructure” — an alleged mission Russian President Vladimir Putin is now citing as the reason for his decision to pull out of scheduled peace talks in Normandy. Ukrainian...

    Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash
    Aug10

    Fears Mount of Full-scale Ukraine-Russia Clash

    The sound of battle has long gone. But the ghosts remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square, where more than two years ago police and protesters clashed for weeks amid acrid black fumes billowing from burning tires. In Ukraine’s Maidan where sniper rounds once cracked, there are now foreign tourists. Where 53 people were slain either...

    Russia Says it Foiled Terror Attacks in Crimea by Ukraine Forces
    Aug10

    Russia Says it Foiled Terror Attacks in Crimea by Ukraine Forces

    Russia’s security service says it has foiled “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military and intelligence forces. The FSB says one of its officer was killed Saturday during clashes with groups it says were sent by the Ukrainian defense ministry. It also says a Russian soldier was killed in similar clashes Monday....

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt
    Aug07

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt

    The Russian-backed leader of a separatist region in eastern Ukraine was seriously wounded Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt, Russian and Ukrainian media reported. The pro-Russian separatist Luhansk Information Center said a bomb exploded early Saturday near the car of rebel leader Igor Plotnitsky in the capital of the self-proclaimed...

    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’
    Aug06

    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’

    Russia’s actions against Ukraine and the potential threat it poses to other countries in its neighborhood has become an issue in the U.S. presidential race, thanks largely to comments made by Donald Trump. The Republican candidate told a U.S. television interviewer late last month that the people of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine...

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