More news

Syria, Iraq Conflicts Push Asylum Claims to 22-Year High

Almost 150,000 asylum applications, or one in every five asylum claims in the industrialized world, were lodged by Syrians
More

Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine's 'Second War'

Officials say Ukraine’s unfolding anti-corruption efforts reflect broader attempts by Kyiv to push government reform as it tackles pro-Russia rebels in its east
More

US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine

In interview with VOA's Georgian Service, Risch says if US sends weapons to Ukraine, it would give country more influence in any future negotiations with rebels, Russian supporters
More

Multimedia In Shattered Ukraine Town, Residents Rebuild Lives

Debaltseve, heavily shelled and still tense, flies flag of separatists’ Donetsk People’s Republic
More

Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting

Azov battalion preparing to defend port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists
More

Moody's Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast

Credit rating agency says default on repayment of $40B from International Monetary Fund is 'virtually' certain
More

House Passes Resolution Urging Obama to Send Arms to Ukraine

Resolution is approved by vote of 348 to 48 with bipartisan support; State Department says officials are waiting to see whether February's cease-fire is implemented
More

Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Violating Cease-fire

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko says 6 soldiers wounded in fighting over previous 24 hours
More

NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine

General Philip Breedlove says NATO intelligence points to 'disturbing' military developments in eastern Ukraine
More

Video Fighting Rages Outside Mariupol Despite Cease-Fire

'There never was any cease-fire,' one Ukrainian commander says; 'they just keep killing our boys'
More

EU Leaders Vow Support for Stability in Tunisia, Libya

EU leaders wrap up two-day meeting in Brussels that also addresses Greek debt crisis and conflict in Ukraine
More

Russia: Extended EU Sanctions 'Destructive'

Calling move by 28-country bloc ‘destructive,’ Kremlin says it will ‘do what is in its national interests in terms of retaliatory steps’
More

Video One Year Later, Crimea Adjusts to New Realities

Change of sovereignty has brought new repressive political conditions, and also has hurt the economy with international sanctions imposed on Russia
More

Report: Fragment From MH17 Crash Site Supports Missile Theory

Forensic tests suggest separatist-fired BUK missile brought down airliner with 298 people on board over Ukraine last July, Dutch TV says
More

EU: Russian Sanctions Stay Until Ukraine Truce Fully in Place

EU's Donald Tusk says decision shows intent to continue pressing Moscow to end support for pro-Russian rebellion
More

Rights Group Criticizes Use of Cluster Bombs in Ukraine

An HRW spokesman said cluster bombs affect a large area when detonated and remain dangerous to civilians long after the attack
More

New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan

Russia objects to Ukraine's insistence that rebel regions get limited self-rule only after local elections have been held
More

Video West's Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security

Moscow’s role in Ukraine crisis has cast into question Russia’s credibility on critical security issues worldwide, officials say
More

Putin’s Latest Crimea Spin Attempts New Narrative

Russian leader admits during interview that Moscow had been planning annexation of Ukrainian region weeks before last year's controversial referendum
More

Ukraine Rebels Warn They Could Abandon Cease-fire

Separatist leaders said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the amendments
More

In Crimea, Euphoria Fades After a Year of Russian Rule

Many residents complain of rising prices, slumping economy, forced nationalization of assets, deterioration of security and rule of law
More

Kremlin: Crimea Will Not Return to Ukraine

Despite warnings US, EU will not drop sanctions, Kremlin spokesman says, 'Crimea is a region of the Russian Federation ... the subject of our regions is not up for discussion'
More

Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire

Spartak district, adjacent to city's now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern Ukraine to have seen continued hostilities
More

Video Germany Warily Assumes Greater Global Role

Despite country’s economic leadership, some question its willingness to become international military, security power
More

Russia's Putin Reappears, Laughs Off Health Rumors

Following 10-day absence, Russian leader meets with visiting Kyrgyz president saying life would be ‘boring without gossip’
More

German Paper: Ukraine President to Urge More Russia Sanctions

European Union leaders will discuss sanctions imposed on Moscow's financial, energy and defense sectors next week in Brussels
More

Video Ukraine's Poroshenko Says Fighting in East Has Abated

Human Rights Watch, meanwhile, says travel restrictions in Ukraine have been impeding health care
More

Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

German foreign minister says giving such weapons to Ukraine could send conflict spinning 'out of control'
More

From 'Red October' Village, New Evidence on MH17 Downing Over Ukraine

New accounts by locals seem to support claims rebels fired missile that brought down Malaysian airliner, not Ukrainian military as Russia suggests
More

Video In E. Ukraine, Civilian Deaths Push Men to Join Rebels

Presence of Ukrainian military and shelling of civilian neighborhoods after months of fighting seem to be pushing many to join pro-Russian separatists
More