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Ukraine Calls on Russia to Negotiate End to War in East

Ukraine foreign minister says rebels only persisting because of Russian weaponry and military personnel
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US Adds to Russian, Ukrainian Sanctions

Associates of billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators join those being penalized in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine
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Poland's Future President Wants More NATO Presence

Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee
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Ukraine: Mysterious 'Roaming Tank' Reportedly Takes Aim at Smugglers

Ukraine's TV, print media, Facebook abuzz with reports a 'roaming tank' is on the loose, destroying vehicles of those involved in smuggling
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Ukraine Wants to Use US Guarantees to Borrow $1B in November

Loan guarantees to heavily indebted country would be part of a broader international support package Kyiv expects to receive by the end of the year
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Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos

Valentyn Nalyvaichenko alleges that Russia is running destabilization campaign from within Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern region
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Ukraine Again Relies on Foreigners for Leadership Help

Foreign-born ministers are negotiating a way out of Ukraine's debt burden, and former statesmen from Georgia are leading Ukraine's fight against corruption
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Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko appointed Heorhiy Tuka, former telecom executive, as governor of Luhansk region; appointment could signal Kyiv's intention to reach out to those living in rebel-held areas
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Russian UN Resolution Opposes Tribunal in Airliner Crash

It says those who shot down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year should be brought to justice, but it continues to deny any role in the incident
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Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Extend Weapons Pull-Back

New preliminary agreement adds tanks and smaller weapons systems to pull-back agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus, in February
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Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial

Prosecution of Oleh Sentsov, held in Russian jail, seen by critics as revenge for his pro-Ukraine position in Russia-occupied Crimea
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Cease-fire Brings Little Respite for E. Ukrainians

With residents of rebel-held Donetsk resigned to months or years of limbo, Russia’s Putin seen as content with ‘frozen conflict’
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US Diplomat: Russia Concealing Information From its Citizens

In interview with VOA Tom Malinowski says he finds it worrisome when people in Russia are given only one side of the story and much is hidden from them
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Multinational Military Exercises Start in W. Ukraine

Rapid Trident drill, already condemned by Moscow, comprises troops from 18 countries, including US soldiers
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Russian Ex-PM's Daughter Under Fire for Leaving for Ukraine

Maria Gaidar's appointment Friday as deputy governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region has been painted as a betrayal in Russia
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Ukraine, Rebels Trade Blame Over Shelling

Ukrainian military officials say they observed separatists firing missiles toward city’s center, then redirecting fire toward Ukrainian troops nearby
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Intensified Shelling in East Ukraine Kills Four Civilians, Soldier

Ukrainian military spokesman says separatists had focused attacks on residential areas northwest of rebel-held Donetsk
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Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of MH17

Events commemorate one year since Malaysian passenger jet exploded over Ukraine, killing all 298 on board
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Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine

While investigations continue, there is little official word on who or what caused the demise of the Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board
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Video One Year Later, MH17 Downing Still Impacts Ukraine Crisis

Even though shoot-down of Malaysian passenger jet did not end conflict, experts believe it put a big spotlight on Russia’s alleged involvement in it
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Ukraine Moves Toward More Autonomy for Separatist Regions

Country’s parliament approves draft law on greater self-rule for eastern rebel-held areas; legislation still subject to review by Constitutional Court
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Russia: International Tribunal on MH17 Downing Premature

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes comments in phone call with Dutch PM ahead of Friday's 1-year anniversary of incident in which all 298 aboard were killed, many of them Dutch
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Kyiv Reports Highest One-Day Death Toll in Weeks

Officials say 8 soldiers have been killed, 16 wounded from Tuesday to Wednesday morning, in sign of intensifying violence
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E. Ukraine Faces Water Crisis

Fighting in region has seriously disrupted supply of safe drinking water for up to 1.3 million children and adults
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Ukraine: Push Launched for MH17 Tribunal

Ukraine's UN Mission says it and four other countries petitioning Security Council for tribunal to find those guilty of July 2014 downing of Malaysian airliner
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Australia Urges UN Support of Tribunal for Downed Malaysian Jet

Australia asks Security Council to support establishment of international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year
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US Plans to Train Ukraine Army

US Lt. General Ben Hodges says so-called 'phase two' of training would begin in late November if plan approved
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Ukraine Nationalists: Country Headed for Coup

Warnings come as armed violence previously limited to nation's beleaguered east comes within 30 miles its EU border
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Biden Speaks to Ukrainian, US Business Leaders

At first meeting between the two business communities since Ukraine toppled its pro-Moscow president, Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on investors to ‘jump in’
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Poroshenko: Ukraine Terrorist Threat Has 'Significantly Risen'

Poroshenko says criminals benefit from instability in eastern Ukraine, although he did not elaborate
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