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    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels
    Aug18

    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels

    Three Ukraine troops were killed and six wounded in recent fighting with pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said Thursday. The Ukrainian presidential envoy for the operation in the east, Olexander Motuzyanyk, says during the past 24 hours, separatists have shelled government positions along the 30-kilometer buffer zone...

    New Online Income Declaration System Flops in Ukraine
    Aug16

    New Online Income Declaration System Flops in Ukraine

    Ukrainian efforts to stamp out tax evasion and corruption among public officials in line with commitments to the IMF hit a setback Monday when a new online income declaration system flopped at launch. Under the new system, some 50,000 senior civil servants will initially have to declare all their earnings and list property and other assets...

    Russia: Preparing an Offensive or Maneuvering for Easing of Sanctions?
    Aug15

    Russia: Preparing an Offensive or Maneuvering for Easing of Sanctions?

    What is President Vladimir Putin planning for Ukraine? Kyiv officials argue Russia’s leader is accumulating pretexts to justify a major assault with the aim of securing a land route through Ukraine’s southeast regions to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed weeks after the 2014 ouster of Putin’s ally Viktor Yanukovych....

    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...

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