U.S. Condemns Rights Abuses in Crimea

Crimean Tatar community leader Refat Chubarov arrives for a Security and Defense Committee meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The committee exchanged views on the militarization of Crimea and the security situation one year after the annexation by Russia. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

The Russian Ministry of Justice has suspended the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, an institution registered with the Ukrainian Government and operating in Ukrainian territory, putting it on the Russian Government’s list of “extremist organizations.” More
April 2016
April 26, 2016

Audio In Russia, Human Rights Abuses Continue

According to the 2015 Country Reports On Human Rights Practices, Russia’s authoritarian government continues to commit and ignore numerous human rights violations.

April 17, 2016

Audio Expanding Trade with Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and Kharkiv Oblast Governor Ihor Rainin signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 8th to broaden and deepen trade and investment ties.

April 12, 2016

Audio Designation of Salah Abdeslam

Occasionally, the designated individual is already in custody. That is the case with 26 year old Salah Abdeslam, who was designated by the U.S. Department of State and named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on April 5th, two and a half weeks after his arrest in Brussels, Belgium.

April 2016


Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America