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  • Defence minister: Western weapons on way to Ukraine
    September 15, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Ukraine’s Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said Sunday weapons are on the way to Ukraine from Western countries – which he would not name – to help the country in its […]

  • NATO leaders meet in ‘changed world’
    September 4, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the […]

  • Malaysian plane victims to be moved to Netherlands
    July 21, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Ukrainian officials say the search for bodies has ended at the site where a Malaysia Airlines plane came down, and all the bodies, or fragments of them, have been found. […]

  • Obama finds support, criticism on Europe visit
    June 5, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    U.S. President Barack Obama spent the week in Europe, grappling with a variety of issues, and finding varying degrees of support from European allies. The weather was not the only […]

  • Ukraine standoff has worldwide implications
    May 19, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The continuing East-West standoff over Ukraine is being watched closely elsewhere in Europe and around the world, where the United States and its allies are trying to convince various countries […]

  • Protesters remain in Ukraine’s Independence Square
    February 22, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Thousands of protesters remained on Kiev’s Independence Square Friday, but the mood seemed relaxed, even somewhat celebratory. Protesters continued to pull up paving stones, but not to use as weapons.  […]

  • Opposition blocks British plan for Syria attack
    August 29, 2013, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Concern over whether chemical weapons were actually used in Syria, and by whom, has moved the British opposition Labor Party to lead a rare successful move to block a foreign […]