News / Europe

    On The Scene: VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Simferopol, Crimea

    On the Scene: VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Simferopoli
    X
    March 03, 2014 8:28 PM
    The international war of words over Ukraine overshadowed any physical confrontations on the ground Monday. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has more from Simferopol, capital of Ukraine's contested Crimean republic.
    On the Scene: VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Simferopol
    Elizabeth Arrott

    • A Ukrainian soldier stands behind a fence while unidentified armed men block the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol.
    • An unidentified man braves the elements to run on the National Mall as snow falls in Washington, prompting area schools and the U.S. federal government to close.
    • Gold and silver bars and coins are stacked on a table in the safe deposit boxes room of the ProAurum gold house in Munich, Germany. The threat of war between Ukraine and Russia sent investors scurrying for relative safety Monday.
    • Actress Lupita Nyong'o celebrates winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for '12 Years a Slave' in the press room during the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, March 2, 2014.
    • Members of the African National Congress Women's League sing in front of the courthouse ahead of the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria.
    • Attendants serve tea before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
    • Protesters picket the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines, to protest the recent use of water cannons by Chinese coast guard to drive away Filipino fishermen off the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.
    • Thai Muslim villagers prepare birds and cages for a bird-singing contest in Yala province in southern Thailand, March 2, 2014.
    • Justin Savidis dogs await lineup in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog sled race in Willow, Alaska, March 2, 2014.
    • A dog dressed up in a panda outfit takes part in an exhibition called "Pandas on Tour" in front of the Taipei City Hall on March 2, 2014.

    You May Like

    Video Democrats Clinton, Kaine Offer 'Very Different Vision' Than Trump

    In a jab at Trump, Clinton says her team wants to 'build bridges, not walls'; Obama Hails Kaine's record; Trump calls Kaine a 'job-killer'

    Turkey Wants Pakistan to Close Down institutions, Businesses Linked to Gulen

    Thousands of Pakistani students are enrolled in Gulen's commercial network of around two dozen institutions operating in Pakistan for over two decades

    AU Passport A Work in Progress

    Who will get the passport and what the benefits are still need to be worked out

    This forum has been closed.
    Comment Sorting
    Comments
         
    by: Leroy Padmore from: Jersey City
    March 04, 2014 5:29 AM
    My views or comment doesn't offend the views of other people. When I write, I choose my words, I am careful. If I do offend anyone on VOA, just don't read my comments. This a intellectual news or forum, we should be able to express our point of view without he or she getting angry. we should be that mature enough to control ourselves.

    by: Anonymous
    March 04, 2014 1:53 AM
    The world should stop buying gas from Russia, and new piplelines installed, at all costs. Unplug the Russian regime from their acts.

    Civilians all over Russia should send a strong message to the Kremlin that their acts will not be tolerated. The last thing the Russian people want is a leader who puts their country in jeopordy on world markets.

    by: Leroy Padmore from: Jersey City
    March 04, 2014 1:07 AM
    During the early second term of Mr. Obama, He promised Mr. Putin some things, He told you just wait when I am elected, Is this what he promised Mr. Putin? Mr. Putin needs to back off from Crimea, the world has enough problem, This is a hijack and a standoff, Mr. Putin has hijack Crimea from Ukraine.
    Mr. Putin is a terrorist, and he needs to be brought to justice. where is the international criminal court of justice? the Criminal court can only flex their muscles on the African leaders. It is time for the African leaders to be wise and reading the signs of the time.
    All I am saying Mr. Putin needs to get his fair share like all the rest of the African dictator. The international court of justice cannot just set the laws for certain group of people, NO. Mr. Putin has crossed the red line, and he must be brought to justice. We are calling on the Ukraine military and its people to stand for what they believed. The international community needs to stop Mr. Putin nonsense.Mr.Putin is indefayant to the international laws. Crimea is part of Ukraine, and you cannot create a State with in a State. Mr. Putin must go back to Russia

    by: Leroy Padmore from: Jersey City
    March 03, 2014 11:34 PM
    The Citizen of Crimea don't know what is ahead of them. They can resolve this thing in an amicable way, If they are looking up to war, because Russia is backing them, They are in for a surprise. (1) whenever there is war, the poor people and the common Citizens suffer. (2) The people of Ukraine has the international community, including the US, EU and the UK backing the Ukraine. Russia dare not to fire at these people, cuz there will be no Russia nor Crimea. Mr. Putin has crossed the red line. had it been one of the African leaders, by this time, this is another story.
    So the people of Crimea don't need war, cuz it won't be good for Crimea. War is going to push Crimea back into the stone age. So both party need to think twice before they consider military action.

    Featured Videos

    Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
    In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movementi
    X
    July 22, 2016 11:49 AM
    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
    Video

    Video In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movement

    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
    Video

    Video Scientists in Poland Race to Save Honeybees

    Honeybees are in danger worldwide. Causes of what's known as colony collapse disorder range from pesticides and loss of habitat to infections. But scientists in Poland say they are on track to finding a cure for one of the diseases. VOA’s George Putic reports.
    Video

    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, gained the support of many voters by saying he would build a wall to keep undocumented immigrants and drugs from coming across the border from Mexico. Critics have called his idea impractical and offensive to Mexico, while supporters say such a bold approach is needed to control the border. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the border town of Nogales, Arizona.
    Video

    Video New HIV Tests Emphasize Rapid Results

    As the global fight against AIDS intensifies, activists have placed increasing importance on getting people to know their HIV status. Some companies are developing new HIV testing methods designed to be quick, easy and accurate. Thuso Khumalo looks at the latest methods, presented at the International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.
    Video

    Video African Youth with HIV Urge More Support

    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the top killer of teens in sub-Saharan Africa. But many youths say their experience with the virus is unique and needs to be addressed differently than the adult epidemic. VOA South African Correspondent Anita Powell reports.
    Video

    Video Poor Residents in Cleveland Not Feeling High Hopes of Republican Convention

    With the Republican Party's National Convention underway in Cleveland, Ohio, delegates and visitors are gathered in the host city's downtown - waiting to hear from the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But a few kilometers from the convention's venue, Cleveland's poorest residents are not convinced Trump or his policies will make a difference in their lives. VOA's Ramon Taylor spoke with some of these residents as well as some of the Republican delegates and filed this report.
    Video

    Video Pop-Up Art Comes to Your Living Room, Backyard and Elsewhere

    Around the world, independent artists and musicians wrestle with a common problem: where to exhibit or perform? Traditional spaces such as museums and galleries are reserved for bigger names, and renting a space is not feasible for many. Enter ArtsUp, which connects artists with venue owners. Whether it’s a living room, restaurant, office or even a boat, pop-up events are bringing music and art to unexpected places. Tina Trinh has more.
    Video

    Video With Yosemite as Backdrop, Obama Praises National Parks

    Last month, President Barack Obama and his family visited some of the most beautiful national parks in the U.S. Using the majestic backdrop of a towering waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park, Obama praised the national park system which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He talked about the importance of America’s “national treasures” and the need to protect them from climate change and other threats. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
    Video

    Video Counter-Islamic State Coalition Plots Next Steps

    As momentum shifts against Islamic State in Iraq, discussions are taking place about the next steps for driving the terrorist group from its final strongholds. Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting a counter-IS meeting at the State Department, a day after defense ministers from more than 30 countries reviewed and agreed upon a course of action. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.
    Video

    Video Russia's Participation at Brazil Olympic Games Still In Question

    The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban all Russian teams from competing in next month's Olympic Games in Brazil over allegations of an elaborate doping scheme. The World Anti-Doping Agency recently released an independent report alleging widespread doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. So far, only Russian track and field athletes have been barred from the Summer Games in Brazil. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
    Video

    Video Scotland’s Booming Whisky Industry Fears Brexit Hangover

    After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government wants to break away from the United Kingdom – fearing the nation’s exports are at risk. Among the biggest of these is whisky. Henry Ridgwell reports on a time of turmoil for those involved in the ancient art of distilling Scotland’s most famous product.
    Video

    Video Millennials Could Determine Who Wins Race to White House

    With only four months to go until Americans elect a new president, one group of voters is getting a lot more attention these days: those ages 18 to 35, a generation known as millennials. It’s a demographic that some analysts say could have the power to decide the 2016 election. But a lot depends on whether they actually turn out to vote. VOA’s Alexa Lamanna reports.

    Special Report

    Adrift The Invisible African Diaspora