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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 20i
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February 20, 2014
The death toll mounts in Kyiv as security forces use guns against protesters, Moldova keeps a wary eye on Ukraine, Greece's foreign minister takes a land route to neighboring Macedonia, plus stories from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Belarus in this roundup of news from the countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Feb. 20

RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova questioned by government 
# RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of snipers cited by CNNEuronews, "New York Times," Christian Science MonitorSlateGlobe and Mail and others 
Huffington Post and "New York Times" cite RFE/RL liveblog on Ukraine 
ThinkProgress cites Robert Coalson's piece on Crimea separatism 
# "Rolling Stone" cites Mike Scollon's piece about Pussy Riot's new video 
# Read Charles Recknagel in "The Atlantic" on how Ukraine protests spun out of control  
# Read Brian Whitmore's interview in "The Atlantic" with Alexander Motyl 
 
Ukraine
# "The Day We Pretended to Care About Ukraine" - Sarah Kendzior, Politico 
# "Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame" - Michael Weiss, Daily Beast 
# "Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine" - Timothy Snyder, "New York Review of Books" 
# The global implications of the Ukraine conflict 
# WhatsApp founder's Ukrainian roots helped shape the business 
# "Russia's New Cold War" - Edward Lucas, "The Economist" 
 
Iran
# P5+1 talks drill down on the future of Iran’s nukes 
# Iran's judiciary closes pro-government newspaper 
# Iran's most sensitive nuclear stockpile falls
# Iran and Britain restore diplomatic ties 
 
Iraq
# Iraq offers bounties for jihadists 
# Baghdad, Arbil disagree over result of crude oil export talks 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Study says Afghanistan troop cuts will lead to Taliban surge 
# Afghanistan war documentary coming to the U.S. 
# Questioning the Gallup poll on the Afghan war 
# Musharraf appears in court in high treason case 
 
Central Asia
# Almaty confident it can host 2022 Olympics 
# A tour of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan 
# Spain agrees to extradition of Kazakh citizen 
 
Caucasus
# Security official attacks VOA Azerbaijani journalist 
 
Of Interest
# WhatsApp was already helping Buzzfeed and Shazam go viral 
 

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