Eleanor Beardsley http://wuwm.com en Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Is Unpredictable http://wuwm.com/post/security-situation-eastern-ukraine-unpredictable In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29773 at http://wuwm.com Amid Ukraine's Faltering Hopes For Peace, Biden Speaks In Kiev http://wuwm.com/post/amid-ukraines-faltering-hopes-peace-biden-speaks-kiev Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia today that it must join in efforts to reduce tensions in Ukraine. Biden was in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, and it looks like last week's international agreement to disarm militant groups in that country is failing. Ukrainian president says the security service will resume an anti-terrorist operation following the discovery of two bodies in eastern Ukraine. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29735 at http://wuwm.com Slovyansk Strengthens Resolve To Fight Kiev Government http://wuwm.com/post/slaviansk-strengthens-resolve-fight-kiev-government Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Vice President Joe Biden has wrapped up his visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev which was a show of support for that country's beleaguered interim government. This morning, the U.S. announced nearly $60 million in economic, political and non-lethal military aid. That assistance comes as Kiev and Moscow accuse each other of breaking last week's agreement that called for armed groups to lay down their weapons and vacate public spaces. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:06:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29692 at http://wuwm.com Eastern Ukraine Town Sent Reeling After Checkpoint Killings http://wuwm.com/post/eastern-ukraine-town-sent-reeling-after-checkpoint-killings The killing of three people at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has increased tension in the town, where a government building is being occupied by pro-Moscow militants. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29656 at http://wuwm.com Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge? http://wuwm.com/post/ukraines-divide-may-be-too-broad-easter-bridge Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Ukraine celebrates Easter today as a divided country. Last week, world leaders met in Geneva to try to tamp down the crisis and end the occupation of government buildings by pro-Russian militants. So far, nothing has happened. Hoping the holiday will calm tensions, Ukraine's interim defense minister called an Easter truce. But despite their common faith, many feel the divide between Ukrainians in the east and west may be too large to heal. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 29555 at http://wuwm.com