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May 19, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

One week before Ukraine holds a national election, unrest and separatist fervor remain strong in the country’s eastern areas. The Obama administration is stressing the importance of the May 25 […]

New G-7 sanctions against Russia expected

April 28, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

The United States and its G-7 partners are imposing new sanctions against Russia. Existing sanctions have not altered Moscow’s posture towards Ukrai ...

Shootout in Ukraine casts doubt on international accord

April 20, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

A deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine has cast doubt on the viability of Thursday’s accord between Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the Europea ...

US senate advances Ukraine aid, Russia sanctions

March 25, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

Hours after the world’s leading industrial powers moved to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Senate advanced a bill to provide ec ...

  • US, EU action expected after Crimea referendum
    March 16, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

    Voters in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula have cast ballots in a referendum widely expected to endorse joining Russia.  The United States and the European Union strongly objected to the vote, and […]

  • Hagel: US pledges to stand with Ukrainian people
    March 5, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

    The United States has canceled military exercises with Russia over its actions in Ukraine, while boosting military contacts with NATO partners and other nations in Eastern Europe. “This is a […]

  • US: All options on table in Ukraine
    March 3, 2014, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

    The crisis in Ukraine is consuming Washington’s attention, with the Obama administration issuing stark warnings to Russia over its seizure of Crimea, while Ukraine mobilizes military reservists and accuses Moscow […]

  • US senate confirms John Kerry as secretary of state
    January 30, 2013, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

    The U.S. Senate has voted 94 to 3 to confirm one of its own, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, as secretary of state.  Kerry will step down from the Senate to […]

  • US senate votes to avert ‘Fiscal Cliff’
    January 1, 2013, by Michael Bowman of VOANews

    The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan agreement to spare most Americans from steep tax hikes and delay across-the-board federal spending cuts imposed by the so-called “fiscal cliff”. Thevote […]