Corey Flintoff http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ukraine-update <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fighting+In+Ukraine+Continues%3B+Russia+Dismisses+Threat+Of+Sanctions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Fierce fighting continued overnight in Eastern Ukraine on the Russian border. A new U.N. report says, the violence there has killed more than 1,100 people since mid-April. Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 38391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/near-crash-site-stories-jet-cleave-closely-russian-version Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>U.S. intelligence officials outlined today what they know so far about the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine. A U.S. spy satellite detected the launch of a surface to air missile from eastern Ukraine at the time the plane went down.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>They were also able to verify the identities of separatist leaders on an intercepted phone call. But U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 38271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/international-observers-work-keep-tabs-site-malaysia-jet-crash Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Secretary of State John Kerry spent a lot of time on TV yesterday, laying out what he says is extraordinary circumstantial evidence that rebels in Eastern Ukraine shot down the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 38215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/challenges-investigating-malaysia-airlines-disaster The crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine holds many important clues about what happened to the plane. But that site is under the control of pro-Russian separatists who are suspected of involvement in shooting the plane down.<p>The rebel fighters say they are giving access to investigators, including those from the Ukrainian government, though one Ukrainian official who visited the scene Friday said he was not given full access.<p>Here are some of the key questions on the investigation into Flight MH17:<p><strong>The U.N. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 38188 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster Darkened By A Bloody History, Baltics Hope To Be Bolstered By NATO http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/darkened-bloody-history-baltics-hope-be-bolstered-nato Russia's recent involvement in Ukrainian political turmoil touched a raw nerve in the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. All three are now members of the EU and NATO, but they have painful memories of the Soviet occupation. Leaders of the Baltic states are asking for a bigger NATO presence in their countries, a move Russia angrily opposes. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 38085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ukrainian-rebels-reject-cease-fire-russian-troops-line-border Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine appealed, today, for military help from Russia. They say they're losing their battles with Ukrainian government troops. Heavy fighting raged near the city of Luhansk, and the rebels' top military leader said his forces might have to retreat. NATO says it's seeing signs of a new Russian troop buildup near Ukraine's eastern border - this is despite Kiev's proposal for a unilateral cease-fire. In a few minutes, we'll talk with Germany's defense minister about her views on Ukraine and relations with Russia. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 37352 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Citing Unpaid Debts, Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Ukraine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/citing-unpaid-debts-russia-cuts-gas-supplies-ukraine Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt. The Russians say that in the future the state-run company Gazprom will only supply gas to Ukraine in return for pre-payment. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 37250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are 'Color Revolutions' A New Front In U.S.-Russia Tensions? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-color-revolutions-new-front-us-russia-tensions Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>U.S. relations with Russia are at their lowest point since the Cold War thanks to the crisis in Ukraine. Russian defense officials are talking about a new doctrine of subversive warfare between major world powers. They accuse the West of using popular uprisings to topple unfriendly governments. And some analysts say Moscow itself is employing that strategy in eastern Ukraine. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 36944 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Putin Sends Mixed Signals On His Attitude To Ukrainian Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/putin-sends-mixed-signals-his-attitude-ukrainian-election Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow will respect the outcome of the upcoming election in Ukraine but later said he still has concerns about the legitimacy of the vote. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 36424 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blogging-battlegrounds-eastern-ukraine As Ukraine prepares for presidential elections on Sunday, a social media struggle is underway in the country's eastern provinces.<p>That's where pro-Russian separatists have seized government buildings in many towns and declared independence after a much-disputed referendum. The separatists have vowed to block the vote in at least two key regions, Donetsk and Luhansk.<p>Separatists have seized voting commission offices, confiscated voter rolls and intimidated local election workers, government officials say. Mon, 19 May 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 36266 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine