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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 8i
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April 08, 2014
Ukrainian forces expel pro-Russian protesters from a building in Kharkiv, a Belarusian dissident is released from prison, an Iraqi city hosts an international flower show, plus stories from Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Serbia in this roundup of stories from countries covered by RFE/RL.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Apr. 8

RFE/RL in the Media

# "The New Republic" cites Andriy Kuznetsov's "ominous dispatch" from Luhansk
Reason cites RFE/RL coverage of crisis in Ukraine
 
Russia
# Rhetoric towards Ukraine and West heats up 
# Swedish security services worried about Russia war preparations
# How Moscow is trying to integrate Crimea's Muslims
# Russia court forces closure of Memorial NGO because of "foreign agent" dispute
# "You Can't Beat Putin Because He's Already Won" - Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy
 
Ukraine
# Did a Russian invasion of Ukraine just get more likely?
# Jewish community leaders in Dnipropetrovsk reject anti-semitism claims
# EU to set up support group for Ukraine economy
# In Luhansk, separatists prepare for "long siege"
# Who are the "human shields" in Luhansk? 
Inside occupied Donetsk
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus says it's working on a cure for AIDS
# Tensions high on Ukraine's border with Transdniester 
# Moldovan winemakers struggle 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Fewer election complaints than in '09
Mixed picture emerging from Afghan vote
# "Four Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan" - Michael Kugelman, "The Diplomat"
# Afghanistan child bride gets second chance at life
# In Pakistan, giant portrait puts face on drone strikes
# On the 9-month-old charged with attempted murder
 
Iran
# Iran wants nuclear deal drafting by mid-May
Asian ambitions for Iran's Navy?
# Carney says Iran choice of envoy "not viable"
# RT says nuclear talks collapsing 
# Domestic tensions "boil" in Iran
 
Iraq
# Sen. Rand Paul once said Iraq invasion was for Halliburton profit
Quality issues emerge with Iraq oil in Asia
# Some parts of Anbar won't have voting because of violence
 
Central Asia
# Russian Embassy in Dushanbe says local Russians support Ukraine policy 
# Kazakhstan's offshore woes
 
Caucasus
# Putin submits Russia-Armenia military deal for Duma approval
# The Armenians of Estonia
 
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