SVIATOHIRSK, Ukraine - Using surface-to-air missiles, pro-Russian insurgents shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter near Sloviansk late on June 24, breaking a ceasefire declared by the country's president on June 20 and after a temporary peace deal was hashed out less than a day earlier by government and separatist representatives meant to last until June 27. [more]
Ukraine’s closer integration with the European Union is expected to reap benefits in an important but often overlooked area: an improved environment, which in turn could help Ukrainians lead longer and healthier lives. [more]
CHISINAU, Moldova – In Chisinau, it must be impossible to keep a secret.
Everybody seem to know everyone in this small city of some 720,000 people - although the population numbers are never right in Moldova, where up to 25 percent of people permanently work and live abroad. [more]
CHISINAU, Moldova – A short while ago, it was unaffordable for the family of Ecaterina Hauca, 15, from the village of Tigheci in Moldova, to visit their relatives in Italy. Now it’s just slightly less costly but much easier to go. [more]
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