Thursday, April 24, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Kerry: Russia Ignoring Geneva Accord

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the "window of opportunity" for Russia to change course in Ukraine is closing.
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OSCE Slams Putin For 'Hypocrisy'

The OSCE has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for having "double standards."
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Court Orders Resumption of Probe Into 1999 Death Of Ukrainian Politician

The Kyiv Regional Court of Appeals has ordered prosecutors to resume an investigation into the death of a Ukrainian politician 15 years ago.
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Ukraine Demands Russia Remove Border Troops

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has demanded that Russia pull back border forces and stop meddling in Ukraine's affairs.
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The Abducted And The Missing In Eastern Ukraine

In eastern Ukraine, journalists, local politicians, and ordinary citizens have been going missing at an alarming rate.
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With Ukraine's 'Antiterror' Operation In Full Swing, Putin Warns Of 'Consequences'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the deployment of the army in eastern Ukraine by the Kyiv authorities constitutes a "serious crime against their own people" and will have "consequences."
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Simon Ostrovsky: Journalist Used As Human Shield

Those keeping up with developments in Ukraine have long relied on Simon Ostrovsky's harrowing reports from the front lines. Now, pro-Russia militias in the country's east have effectively silenced him -- at least for now.
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Prague Hosting Eastern Partnership Gathering

The Czech capital, Prague, is hosting a two-day gathering of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program to boost ties, despite the crisis in program member Ukraine.
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Obama Slams Russia On Geneva Pact

U.S. President Barack Obama said Russia is not abiding by the recent Geneva agreement intended to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
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U.S. OSCE Official Pushes Russia On Geneva Accord

A top U.S. diplomat has slammed Moscow for allegedly failing to implement the commitments it made in last week's agreement in Geneva to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine.
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