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    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...

    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired
    Aug05

    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired

    The U.N. refugee agency reports it has received the go-ahead from the de facto separatist rulers in eastern Ukraine to help repair thousands of homes damaged or destroyed during the military conflict there. Pro-Russian separatists in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have been fighting the Ukrainian government since April 2014. The war has...

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears
    Aug04

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears

    Russia’s steady buildup of military forces along its border with Ukraine is raising concerns that Moscow, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and then began backing separatists in eastern Ukraine militarily — including with Russian troops — may be considering an overt military campaign against its southwestern neighbor. Russian Defense Minister...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

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