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March 17, 2014, by Elizabeth Arrott of VOANews

Authorities in Ukraine’s separatist Crimean republic say voters have overwhelmingly approved union with Russia in a controversial referendum that has Western leaders preparing sanctions against Moscow. On Monday, Crimea’s parliament […]

UN special envoy forced to leave Crimea

March 5, 2014, by Elizabeth Arrott of VOANews

The United Nations special envoy on Ukraine was forced to leave Crimea after being stopped by gunmen and surrounded by a crowd on Wednesday.Robert Ser ...

Ukraine orders full mobilisation as Crimea turns to Russia

March 2, 2014, by Elizabeth Arrott of VOANews

Ukraine has ordered a full military mobilization after Russian lawmakers authorized the deployment of troops on Ukraine territory. Ukraine’s new ...

Turkish military action heightens regional tensions

October 5, 2012, by Elizabeth Arrott of VOANews

The military exchange between Turkey and forces in Syria threatens to inflame the region, highlighting differences between Arab and non-Arab nations, ...