Wednesday, August 27, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Video Russian Soldiers Are In Ukraine

It's a claim authorities in Kyiv have made for months, but in recent days the evidence has become undeniable. Russian soldiers are now being captured -- and perhaps dying -- in Ukraine.
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Video Poroshenko, Putin Shake Hands In Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will work on an urgent cease-fire plan aimed at defusing the separatist conflict in the country's east following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Belarus Activist Gets 10 Days In Jail

A well-known opposition activist in Belarus has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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Poroshenko, Putin May Meet In Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to take part in talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Belarus’s capital, Minsk, on August 26.
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Kyiv Confronts 'Russian' Armor As Moscow Announces New Aid Convoy

Ukraine says border guards have attacked a column of armored vehicles it says entered its territory from Russia, as Moscow announced its intention to send a second aid convoy into the country.
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First Belarus Iraq Visit Since Saddam

The Belarusian foreign minister has visited Iraq for the first time since Saddam Hussein's ouster in 2003.
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Donetsk POW March: When Is A Parade A War Crime?

The parading of Ukrainian prisoners of war through the streets by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine disgusted many. But does it constitute a violation of international law?
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Video Ukrainian English-Language TV Launched

A new 24-hour English-language television channel called “Ukraine Today” began satellite and internet broadcasting from Kyiv on August 24 with news stories about developments in Ukraine.
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Rebels Parade POWs In Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have paraded dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war through the center of Donetsk, mocking celebrations in Kyiv marking Ukraine's 23 years of independence.
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Video Ukraine Marks Independence Anniversary

Ukraine is marking 23 years of independence amid the ongoing crisis in the east of the country.
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