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Section: Voice of America (USA)

      In Ukraine, Divisions Not Necessarily About Language
      Jun18

      In Ukraine, Divisions Not Necessarily About Language

      From the outside, the crisis in Ukraine appears to be drawn along ethnic and linguistic lines – between Russian-speakers who identify with Russia and Ukrainian-speakers who identify with Ukraine. But during a recent visit, VOA’s Al Pessin found out it’s not so simple. …read more Source: Voice of...

      US Pledges $10m to Fight Ukraine Corruption
      Jun18

      US Pledges $10m to Fight Ukraine Corruption

      The head of the U.S. government’s development agency has announced new financial support for anti-corruption initiatives in Ukraine. The visiting USAID chief said America stands by Ukraine in its quest to enact reform. While in Kyiv, USAID Director Rajiv Shah pledged $10 million in additional support for beleaguered Ukraine. He said much of...

      UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Planes Near Baltics
      Jun18

      UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Planes Near Baltics

      Britain said on Wednesday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept seven Russian military aircraft flying near the Baltic states as tensions between the West and Russia over the Ukraine crisis remained high. NATO last month tripled the number of fighter jets patrolling the Baltics to beef up the alliance’s defenses in Eastern...

      UN Official: Separatists Driving E. Ukraine into Dead End
      Jun18

      UN Official: Separatists Driving E. Ukraine into Dead End

      Armed separatists in eastern Ukraine have achieved nothing but the creation of a climate of insecurity which is ruining their own region, U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay said on Wednesday. A 58-page U.N. report from her office, covering the period from May 7 to June 7, finds a significant deterioration of the human rights situation in the...

      Ukrainian President Proposes Cease-Fire
      Jun18

      Ukrainian President Proposes Cease-Fire

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed instituting a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine as part of a peace plan to address months of conflict in the region. Russian news agencies quoted Poroshenko on Wednesday as saying the cease-fire would give separatist fighters the opportunity to disarm and those who want to leave the country...

      In Kyiv, Calls for New Parliament
      Jun18

      In Kyiv, Calls for New Parliament

      Thousands of students and anti-Russian activists gathered outside Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday for its first full session since the new president was sworn in. While Ukraine’s revolution was supposed to have ended with February’s ouster of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, some demonstrators say those violent...

      Ukraine Mulls Security, Including Building Wall Along Russia Border
      Jun18

      Ukraine Mulls Security, Including Building Wall Along Russia Border

      Ukraine’s leaders are puzzling over how to cut off Russian support for a separatist rebellion in the east of the country but one of its richest men thinks he has the answer. Billionaire businessman Ihor Kolomoisky has suggested building a wall along the almost 2,000 km (1,200-mile) land border with Russia to prevent fighters and weapons...

      Ukraine Suspects Attack in Gas Pipeline Blast
      Jun17

      Ukraine Suspects Attack in Gas Pipeline Blast

      An explosion in central Ukraine’s Poltava region Tuesday hit a section of the largest transit pipeline for Russian natural gas to western Europe, in what one Ukrainian official said may have been a terrorist act. Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said several theories for the cause of the explosion were being considered, the...

      Ukraine, Iraq Conflicts Reinvigorate NATO Alliance
      Jun17

      Ukraine, Iraq Conflicts Reinvigorate NATO Alliance

      The role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] in the 21st century is in sharp focus now with the conflicts underway on the bloc’s eastern and southern borders. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, the alliance born at the outset of the Cold War is in resurgence as new threats emerge around the globe. …read more Source:...

      Anti-Yanukovich Protesters Call for New Parliament
      Jun17

      Anti-Yanukovich Protesters Call for New Parliament

      Thousands of students, anti-Russian activists and residents gather outside Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday for its first full session since the new president was sworn in. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from the protest in Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...