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Section: Voice of America (USA)

      Sanctions Threat Weighs On Russian Oil Industry
      Jun23

      Sanctions Threat Weighs On Russian Oil Industry

      Russia’s economy runs on oil and gas, but with Russia’s economy on the edge of recession, a new threat has emerged: possible sanctions against energy technology sales from the West. The World Petroleum Congress was supposed to bring together Russia, the world’s largest energy producer, and the United States, the world’s...

      Complex Russia-Ukraine Relationship Has Deep Roots
      Jun23

      Complex Russia-Ukraine Relationship Has Deep Roots

      Despite a common culture and shared history, Russia and Ukraine have at times had a tumultuous relationship over the past century, the roots of which led to the current standoff between the two nations. From Moscow, Michael Eckels reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

      New Ukraine FM Seen Bringing Sober Style to Kyiv Diplomacy
      Jun23

      New Ukraine FM Seen Bringing Sober Style to Kyiv Diplomacy

      One day after then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych unexpectedly scuttled plans to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union at a Vilnius summit, his envoy in Berlin took to German radio to explain Kyiv’s decision. But Pavlo Klimkin also seized the moment to express his personal frustration with the move before quickly...

      Source: Russia Offered Baltics Cheaper Gas for NATO Exit
      Jun23

      Source: Russia Offered Baltics Cheaper Gas for NATO Exit

      Lithuania’s president says that Russia, in an effort to maintain influence over territories that were once part of the Soviet Union, has set out to make the Baltic states “unreliable partners” for NATO and the European Union. In an interview with Germany’s Focus magazine, Dalia Grybauskaite said that according to her...

      Ukraine Volunteer Militia Deploys to East Amid Cease-fire
      Jun23

      Ukraine Volunteer Militia Deploys to East Amid Cease-fire

      More volunteers with Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion, a pro-government militia that recently merged with the National Guard, were preparing to deploy to the restive east Monday – in the middle of a temporary cease-fire declared just days earlier by the country’s new president. The deployment comes at a time when they are technically...

      Images from Ukraine
      Jun23

      Images from Ukraine

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      Hague says EU Ready for More Russia Sanctions if Necessary
      Jun23

      Hague says EU Ready for More Russia Sanctions if Necessary

      Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Russia on Monday that the EU was ready to impose tougher sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine if it is not satisfied with Moscow’s response to Kyiv’s peace plan. Speaking before a meeting in Luxembourg of European Union foreign ministers, Hague said leaders of the bloc’s 28...

      Putin Calls for ‘Comprehensive’ Dialogue With Ukraine
      Jun22

      Putin Calls for ‘Comprehensive’ Dialogue With Ukraine

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a “comprehensive” dialogue among all the conflicting parties in the crisis in eastern Ukraine that has killed hundreds. The Russian leader told reporters in Moscow Sunday that he welcomed the cease-fire called by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. But, Putin said...

      Putin Orders Russian Troops on ‘Full Combat Alert’
      Jun21

      Putin Orders Russian Troops on ‘Full Combat Alert’

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia on “full combat alert” for snap drills, a day after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered a week-long cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east. Russian officials say more than 65,000 troops will take part in the new drills. NATO had...

      Ukraine’s Toughest Battle Yet – Corruption
      Jun21

      Ukraine’s Toughest Battle Yet – Corruption

      “Corruption is a cancer,” said Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko during his recent inaugural address, vowing to root his nation of the backdoor deals that have dogged the nation since its post-Soviet days — and created countless oligarchs. But can this seemingly clean oligarch-turned-president really clear out such...