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  • August 23, 2014  

    On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for the first time since June. Steve Sestanovich, a senior fellow from the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., joins Hari Sreenivasan to provide input on what may shape that conversation. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2014  

    Four days after a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in Ukraine, international teams are still seeking access to the rebel-controlled site. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports on the drama over the fate of the victims’ bodies. Gwen Ifill examines pressure for President Vladimir Putin to encourage pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with recovery and investigation efforts. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2014  

    Kiev blamed the Russians for shooting down a Ukrainian military plane, while Moscow accused Ukraine of killing a man on the Russian side of the border. Judy Woodruff talks to Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times about the plane crash and the response to Kiev’s offensive against pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2014  

    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss recent victories of the Ukrainian military over pro-Russian separatists, the obstacles to reclaiming military control of the city of Donetsk and the chances that President Obama will impose further sanctions on Russia without European partnership. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2014  

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is lauding the government’s recent gains in the eastern city of Slovyansk. Now, rebels have retreated to the regional capital Donetsk, and they say new recruits are materializing. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the tipping balance of power and the impending fight for Donetsk. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2014  

    In a move that angered Moscow, Ukraine’s new leader signed a trade deal to bring his country closer to Europe. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center and Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College about the challenges of implementing the deal, as well as the dilemma now facing Russian interests in seeking to stave off further western sanctions. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2014  

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko traveled to Brussels to sign the trade agreement that sparked the crisis in Ukraine late last year. His Kremlin-backed predecessor had balked at further integrating with Europe, and move away from Russia. In Washington, a State Department spokesperson applauded the Ukraine deal, and hinted at further sanctions should Russia retaliate. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered government troops to put down their weapons against pro-Russian separatists. Rebel leaders dismissed the cease-fire. Also, there are more than 50 million people in the world living as refugees for the first time since World War II, according to a UN report. The massive increase was driven largely by the war in Syria. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the interim government in Libya insisted the U.S. hand over the newly captured suspect in the Benghazi attack, condemned the raid that seized him, and demanded that Khattala be tried in Libya. Ahmed Abu Khattala is now headed to the U.S. Also, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered up a cease-fire plan to end the violence plaguing the border with Russia. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah narrowly escaped being assassinated when two bombs hit his campaign convoy outside a hotel in Kabul, killing six people. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin met briefly with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko between events commemorating D-Day in Normandy, France. Continue reading

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