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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 14i
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August 14, 2014
Armenians rally in support of Yazidis in Iraq, Ukraine sends aid to a separatist-held region, and Moldovans protest Russia's fruit embargo, plus stories from Russia and Pakistan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 14

RFE/RL in the Media
Al Jazeera cites RFE/RL reporting on Ukraine crisis
# "Cleveland Plain Dealer" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iraq crisis 
# "Guardian" uses tweet in story about "aid" convoy 
RT says American broadcasters see it as "major challenge"
 
Russia
# Two British journalists watch convoy of Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine
# In un-televised speech, Putin appears to tone down rhetoric 
# Russians face price hikes following Western food import ban 
# Russians react to events in Ferguson
 
Ukraine
# Strelkov "resigns," as does head of "Luhansk Republic" 
# "Ukraine Taps Volunteers Fueled by Anger, Bravado" - Philip Shishkin, "Wall Street Journali"
# "A Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’" - Andrew Kramer, "New York Times" 
# Ukraine's "Babushka battalion"
 
Eastern Europe
Striking photos from Moldova
 
Iraq
# Maliki agrees to cede power
# "Iraq and Syria's Poetic Borders" - Elias Muhanna "New Yorker" 
# "We Must Treat ISIS Like a State to Defeat It" - Faysal Itani, "Time" 
# ISIL spreads to Indonesia 
 
Iran
# Iran and U.S. both working to aid Kurdish forces in Iraq
# "No Iran Deal Is Better Than Any (Feasible) Deal" - James Jeffrey, Washington Institute 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A bloody summer in Afghanistan 
# Hairstylists are big business in Afghanistan
# Convoys make their way to Islamabad and Lahore for expected massive protests
# "On Independence Day, Pakistan Braces for a Storm" - Russel Mead, "American Interest"
 
Balkans
# A Putin cafe in Serbia 
 
Caucasus
# Letter to Council of Europe: "We Have Repression in Azerbaijan

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