Sunday, April 20, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Video Ukraine, Russia Clash Over Slovyansk Deaths

Ukraine and Russia have traded allegations following a deadly clash in eastern Ukraine.
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Easter Mass Highlights Ukrainian Divisions

Many Ukrainians are united by a yearning for peace in the name of God and country. But divisions were also evident at Easter services in Kyiv.
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Interview: 'The Maidan Represents Love'

Russian photographer Viktoria Ivleva was curious about how ordinary Ukrainians' feelings concerning the ongoing crisis, and found a way to see for herself. Using funds provided by her Facebook friends, She traveled to Ukraine and met with Ukrainians across the country -- from pro-Maidan supporters in Ukraine's west to pro-Russian protesters in the east. RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke with Ivleva about her experiences upon her return to Moscow.
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Video Russia 'Outraged' At Slovyansk Shoot-Out

Following a deadly attack on a pro-Russian checkpoint in eastern Ukraine a pro-Russian local leader has announced a curfew and appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian peacekeepers.
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Churches' Leaders Slam Ukraine Crisis

As millions of Christians around the world began celebrations for Easter, the heads of the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches made critical statements over the crisis in Ukraine.
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Moldovan Foreign Minister Says Ukraine Crisis Has Led To Reevaluation Of CIS

In a wide-ranging interview, Moldovan Foreign Minister Natalia Gherman discusses the Ukraine crisis, Moldova's EU integration, and the role of Russian-language media.
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Another Convict Reportedly Executed In Belarus

Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) human rights center says that another convict has been executed in Belarus.
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​Russia Accuses OSCE's ODIHR Of Bias

The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of being biased for failing to criticize Ukraine's ban on most Russian men from entering the country.
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U.S. Slams Anti-Semitic Flyer In Ukraine

The White House says reports of an anti-Semitic flyer distributed in eastern Ukraine are “utterly sickening” and that U.S. President Barack Obama was disgusted by the leaflet, whose origins remain murky.
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​Kremlin Spokesman Admits Troops Stationed At Ukraine Border

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that Russia does have troops near the Ukrainian border and that some of those forces are stationed there "on a permanent basis."
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