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A Cab To The Hague? (RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)


Activists Attack Moscow Photo Exhibition Of Ukraine Soldiers

A photo exhibition in Moscow showing soldiers involved in the separatist conflict in Ukraine has been attacked by pro-Kremlin activists.

Shaky Cease-Fire On Ukraine’s Frontline

Despite the official cease-fire agreement, Ukrainian soldiers say there are up to a dozen attacks from grenade launchers and small arms daily. Soldiers are concerned that with with a new “humanitarian aid convoy” separatists might get more ammunition and resume heavy fighting. (Donbas Realities, In Russian)

Ukraine Marks Babi Yar Massacre 75th Anniversary

Cadets rang 75 bells to commemorate the victims of the World War II atrocity in Kyiv.

Belgrade Protesters Call For Prosecutions In Waterfront Demolitions

Thousands attended a rally in Belgrade on September 29 to protest the demolition of buildings to make way for a controversial waterfront development project.


Critics Decry Russia’s 'Politics Of Denial' on MH17

Russian officials and state-media continue to allege politics and foul play, presenting a view of the downing of a Malaysian airliner in 2014 that is starkly discrepant with the findings of an international investigation, announced this week.

Russia To Maintain Output, Despite OPEC Accord

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak has praised the OPEC oil cartel's agreement to curb production but signaled that Russia intends to keep output at its current record levels.

Historian Timothy Snyder: Babi Yar A Tragedy For All Ukrainians

U.S. historian Timothy Snyder says there are several lessons to draw from Babi Yar, where more than 30,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis on September 29-30, 1941.

Ukraine Parliament Disbars 29 Judges

In an extraordinary session on September 29, Ukraine’s parliament voted to sack 29 judges who gained notoriety after prosecuting participants in the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests. (In Ukrainian)

Russia, Ukraine Object To New Bulgarian Candidate For Top UN Post

Russia and Ukraine are among several countries that raised questions about Bulgaria's nomination of European Union commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to become the next United Nations secretary-general.

Bosnian Serbs To 'Reconstruct' 1994 Sarajevo Market Shellings

The Ministry of Justice in Republika Srpska is planning to stage a "reconstruction" of two episodes in Bosnia's 1992-95 war that spurred Western resolve to intervene militarily.

Defenders Of Banned Moscow Photo Exhibit Take To Social Media

Russians are protesting the forced closure of an exhibition of work by controversial American photographer Jock Sturges that conservative activists have labeled “pornographic.”

Propaganda Targets Children In Occupied Donetsk

Children at an orphanage in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk have been taught to sing a pledge to “liberate” cities in the region that have been retaken by the Ukrainian army, as local school children learn about the "heroes" of "Novorossiya." (In Russian)

Khodorkovsky Group To Fund Media Startups

A pro-democracy group founded by exiled Kremlin critic and former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has launched a project to fund online media startups.

Lukashenka Pledges To Represent China’s Interests In Europe

During an official visit to China on September 28-30, Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced, "We will do everything so that your interests are represented on the European continent.” (In Belarusian)

Turkey Again Most Popular Destination For Russian Tourists

Russian media reports that, with the resumption of charter flights to Turkey, travel to the country now represents 40 percent of travel sales, with more than 150,000 Russians expected to visit the country this fall. (In Russian, Current Time TV)

MOST READ/RUSSIA: ‘Russia Digging Its Own Grave’ Over MH17

Arik Toler, a founding member of the Bellingcat group that has investigated Russia’s involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysian flight 17, said so far the investigation has stopped short of making direct accusations against members of Russia’s ministry of defense “in order to give Russia as a state, as well as individuals, an opportunity to cooperate.” (Over 60k views on Russian Service website)

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