Ukraine

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Iran’s regime imprisons protesters, not perpetrators

Iran's regime is punishing protesters rather than those responsible for downing a civilian airliner. Learn more about the regime's response to the tragedy.
Two people putting paper ballots into ballot boxes (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.
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U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.
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‘Brazen’ Russian violation prompts U.S. pullout from nuclear forces treaty

The U.S. is suspending its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and will withdraw in six months because of Russia's violation.
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‘Historic moment’ for Orthodox Church of Ukraine

The United States supports religious freedom in Ukraine and congratulates the newly elected head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
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U.S., NATO press Russia to free Ukrainian ships and sailors

The United States and its European allies are resolute in demanding that Russia release the three Ukrainian vessels and crew members it seized.
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Condemnation for Russia’s hostilities in Ukrainian waters

The U.S. and other nations offer support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and the right of Ukrainian vessels to move through international waters.
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U.S. remembers the Ukrainian victims of the Holodomor

The Holodomor was a man-made famine implemented by Josef Stalin in an attempt to crush the Ukrainian people and nation in 1932–1933.
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U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.