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  • Donetsk Russians say only Putin can save them
    March 19, 2014, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    It is a frigid evening in Donetsk’s Lenin Square, but the cold has not deterred a small crowd from maintaining a weeks-long protest against the new Ukraine government in Kyiv. […]

  • Crimean secession likely to spark economic disorder
    March 16, 2014, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    When Crimea’s two million people wake up Monday after likely having voted in Sunday’s snap referendum to break with Ukraine in favor of joining the Russian Federation they will quickly […]

  • Many Crimea students oppose splitting from Ukraine
    March 14, 2014, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Ahead of Sunday’s referendum in Crimea over whether to join the Russian Federation, a split between young, educated Crimeans and those from older generations is becoming more obvious. Many of […]

  • Ukrainians fight back in information war
    March 7, 2014, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Kremlin-controlled media have launched an information war to justify Russia’s seizing of Crimea. In response, Ukrainians are organizing to counter Moscow’s version of events. When Russian soldiers seized the Ukrainian […]

  • Is Turkey turning away from the West?
    September 26, 2013, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    A top adviser to Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argued publicly that Turkey should stop aspiring to join the European Union and focus instead on carving out a leadership […]

  • Turkey angry over Morsi ouster
    August 1, 2013, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    In recent years Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended his country’s influence well beyond its borders. With a booming economy and a foreign policy based on “zero problems” […]