Friday, August 28, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Russia Burns Food For BMW Racing Team

Russia’s agricultural oversight agency has reportedly burned 1.5 tons of food imported for a BMW car racing team taking part in an event in Moscow.
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Organization Launched To Support Russian 'Volunteers' In Ukraine Conflict

A former leader of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine has announced the launch of a support network for Russian volunteers who fought in the conflict and the families of those killed.
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Estonia Plans Fence Along Russian Border

Estonia says it plans to build a fence along part of its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen Area.
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Final MH17 Crash Report Due In October

The Dutch Safety Board has announced that the final report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year will be published on October 13.
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Seven Soldiers Killed In East Ukraine

A Ukrainian military spokesman says seven servicemen have been killed and 13 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours.
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Ukraine Reaches Debt-Restructuring Deal

Kyiv has reached a debt restructuring deal with a group of international creditors under which part of its debt will be written off.
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Astana In Champions League Group Stages

Astana has become the first Kazakh soccer team to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition.
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Obama, Merkel Discuss Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the recent upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, the White House said August 26.
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Ukraine Negotiators Urge Sept 1 Truce

The warring sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have agreed to strive for an end to all truce violations from September 1 -- the day the new school year is to begin.
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Report With Tally Of 'Russian War Casualties' Causes Stir

A Russian-language website has caused a stir with a report asserting that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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