Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Eskender Nebiyev

Crimean Tatar TV Cameraman Held

A cameraman for a Crimean Tatar television channel that was shut down by the Russian authorities controlling the Black Sea peninsula has been detained over a clash in February 2014, shortly before its annexation by Moscow. More

Ruble Hits Two-Week Low Vs. Dollar

Russia’s ruble currency has fallen to a two-week low against the U.S. dollar. More

Bomb Blast In Government-Held Kharkiv, Ukraine

Authorities say a bomb exploded in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 21. More

Pro-Ukraine Belarusian Jailed In Russia

A 22-year-old Belarusian IT engineer has been sent to jail for pro-Ukrainian activities on the Internet. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko at a court hearing in Moscow.

Mother Of Jailed Ukrainian Pilot In Global Appeal

The mother of a Ukrainian pilot jailed in Russia says she's launching a global campaign to free her daughter. More

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Features & Commentary

It's Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures

It's tax season in Ukraine. And as politicians' declarations come in, they suggest that corruption remains an enduring problem.

Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit.

The Future Of The Past: Ukraine Pushes De-Communization, Amid Russian Protests

Ukraine has adopted a raft of de-communization laws aimed at asserting control over the country's understanding of its 20th-century past. Moscow, however, sees the move as an impermissible assault on Russia's own self-image.

Conflict Of Interest? A Tale Of Two Ukrainian Oligarchs And One Deputy Minister

The tangled relationship between Ukraine's deputy energy minister and two leading tycoons illustrates the challenge Kyiv faces as it tries to curb the influence of the country's oligarchs.

Video Ukrainian Art Group Goes Viral With Music Videos Mocking Separatists

A string of satirical musical clips mocking Russia's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine has gone viral on YouTube.

Dispute Rages Over Soviet General's Grave In Ukraine

A political scandal is mounting over the grave of a Soviet military commander in central Kyiv, amid claims Ukraine plans to demolish the monument and cremate his body.

Russia's Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow's Troll Army?

A newspaper in the Russian region of Buryatia excised an article about a local soldier who was allegedly severely injured while fighting for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Is it a case of heavy-handed censorship or was it an example of the successful functioning of the Kremlin's notorious "troll army"?

Interview: Amnesty International Says Separatists 'Executed' Captive Ukrainian Soldiers

Amnesty International says "shocking new evidence" shows pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine have killed soldiers in their captivity execution-style.

Happiness On The Front Line

Shchastya lies a few kilometers from the rebel-held city of Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine. Shchastya means "happiness" in Ukrainian. But in this war-ravaged town, there's not much cause for rejoicing.

Letters From Donbas, Part 4: 'Everything's Been Looted And Destroyed'

From teachers to pensioners to families with children, residents of rebel-held towns are struggling to get on with their lives amid the chaos and uncertainty.
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