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  • Putin makes bold move to keep Ukraine in Moscow’s orbit
    December 18, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Moving aggressively to keep Ukraine in Moscow’s sphere of influence, Russia’s president has offered Ukraine $15 billion in loans and a sharp discount on natural gas prices. Vladimir Putin made […]

  • Two tent camps in Kyiv reflect Ukraine’s East-West divide
    December 17, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    One kilometer separates Kyiv’s rival tent cities: the sprawling, improvised camp of pro-European demonstrators on Independence Square, and the compact, army-style camp of supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych on Constitution [… ...

  • Ukraine protesters warn against trade pact with Moscow
    December 15, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Ahead of a visit to Moscow by Ukraine’s president, protesters filled central Kyiv, warning him not to sign a trade pact with Russia. Ruslana Lyzhychko, the pop singer who is […]

  • Can Ukraine’s two nations stay under one roof?
    December 15, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    To understand what is happening in Kyiv today, remember that Ukraine has a larger landmass in Europe than France, the largest nation of the European Union. From East to West, […]

  • US, EU condemn crackdown on Ukraine protesters
    December 12, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    “Go to Russia, Go to Russia,” chanted protesters as three buses loaded with Ukrainian riot police slowly retreated from their unsuccessful attack on pro-European protesters occupying Kyiv’s City Hall. Riot […]

  • Ukraine police move against pro-Europe demonstrators
    December 10, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Ukrainian riot police moved Monday to curb pro-European demonstrators in Kyiv by dismantling barricades set up by protesters outside government building and storming the headquarters of the largest opposition party. […]

  • Ukraine’s protesters prepare for long haul
    December 5, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Firewood has been stacked, barbed wire has been strung above steel barricades, and insulated military tents have been pitched. The downtown of one of Europe’s largest cities is now a […]

  • US urges Ukraine to listen to its people
    December 3, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Ukrainian government on Tuesday to “listen to the voices of its people” after President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to spurn an agreement with […]