Thursday, November 27, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

New Ukraine Parliament Meets

Ukraine's newly elected parliament is due to convene for its first session on November 27.
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Pro-Russia Party Out Of Moldova Vote

Moldova's elections authorities have removed a pro-Russian party from parliamentary elections.
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Belarusian Activist Jailed After Distributing Leaflets

Belarusian opposition activist Andrey Haydukou has been sentenced to 10 days in jail in his native town of Navapolatsak in the country's north.
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Congolese Doctor Receives Sakharov Prize

A Congolese doctor has received the European Union's Sakharov human rights award for his work with thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Video Putin: Russia 'Not Threat To Anyone'

President Vladimir Putin has said Russia poses “no threat to anyone” and does not intend “to get involved in any geopolitical games or intrigues.”
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Another Crimean Tatar Detained

A Crimean Tatar has been detained in connection with clashes between Russian police and Crimean Tatars.
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Merkel: Russia Trampling On International Law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia's actions in Ukraine are a violation of international law and a threat to peace in Europe, but warned that the West will need "patience and staying power" to deal with the problem.
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Ukraine Says More Russian Military In East

Ukraine has leveled fresh charges that Moscow is sending military support to pro-Russian separatists in the east.
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Belarus Defense Minister Resigns

Belarusian Defense Minister Yury Zhadobin has resigned in a move observers said could be part of an attempt by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to improve the military's combat-readiness.
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Ukrainian City Strips Russian Singer Of Honorary Citizenship

Ukraine's eastern city of Poltava has stripped Russian singer and lawmaker Yosif Kobzon of honorary citizenship.
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