Wednesday, May 27, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

NATO: Ukraine Still Facing 'Continual Attacks' On Its Territory

A top NATO commander warned May 27 that "continual attacks" against Ukraine were impeding Kyiv's efforts to modernize its army enough to one day join the Western military alliance.
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Russian Consul Visits Suspected Soldiers Detained In Ukraine

Russia's consul in Kyiv has visited two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured in eastern Ukraine.
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President Timofti: Moldovans Have 'European Aspirations'

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has said the country's 4 million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit.
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U.S.: Russia More 'Aggressive'

U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized Russia's "increasingly aggressive" stance on Ukraine, where fighting between pro-government forces and separatists has killed more than 6,100 people since April 2014.
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Russia Terminates French Mistral Deal

Russia says it is terminating a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) deal for two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships from France.
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Six Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting

Officials say four pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian soldier, and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal.
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The Mysterious Assassination Of A Rebel Commander In Ukraine

The assassination of Aleksei Mozgovoi, a separatist commander in eastern Ukraine and proponent of the idea of an independent Novorossia, has led to a lot of finger pointing.
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One Killed As Ukraine Coke Plant Shelled

Heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine has halted production at a coke plant operated by Ukraine's largest steel company.
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Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Killed

Reports say Aleksei Mozgovoi, a leading pro-Russian separatist commander in eastern Ukraine, has been killed along with at least six other rebels in an attack by an unknown group.
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One Ukrainian Serviceman Killed

A Ukrainian military spokesman says one Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists over the past 24 hours.
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