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Poroshenko: EU Ready For Sanctions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says an EU summit has agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional on progress of his peace plan.


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RFE/RL Video Roundup - August 29i
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August 29, 2014
A Pakistani professor is freed by the Taliban, Afghanistan asks for more monitors for its election recount, Balkan leaders sign a declaration on the search for missing persons, and Kyrgyzstan suffers the effects of a water dispute.
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Video August 29

A Pakistani professor is freed by the Taliban, Afghanistan asks for more monitors for its election recount, Balkan leaders sign a declaration on the search for missing persons, and Kyrgyzstan suffers the effects of a water dispute.
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Video August 28

Ukrainians protest at the Defense Ministry in Kyiv, talks between protesters and government break down in Pakistan, an early cotton harvest in Turkmenistan, plus stories from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Video August 27

Pakistani antigovernment protests continue, Afghan officials charge Pakistani spy agency with helping Taliban, Tajik students panic over university registration, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video August 26

Antigovernment protests continue in Pakistan, wildfires burn in Kyrgyzstan, officials want to reduce lavish parties in Afghanistan, and a cricket tourney in Kabul.
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Video August 25

Opposition protesters hold their ground in Islamabad, displaced people in northwest Pakistan face expulsion from their temporary homes, shelling hits civilian homes in Iraq's Anbar Province, and Socialist Party supporters march in Moldova.

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Photogallery Celebrating A 'Golden Wedding' With The Altai People

In Russia's Altai Republic in southern Siberia, the small Altai minority maintains a unique set of cultural traditions. Many people from Kyrgyzstan consider the region their historic homeland, and some travel to the Altai Republic to learn more about their ethnic roots. A group of journalists and bloggers from Kyrgyzstan recently visited the village of Kosh-Agach, bordering Mongolia, to observe a traditional wedding ceremony, referred to as a "Golden Wedding."

Video Russia's Food Ban

Gulnara Khamzina, a restaurant owner in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, says that Moscow's sanctions on imported Western foods are already affecting her business.

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