Wednesday, July 29, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

OSCE Calls For Safe Conditions In Ukraine After Monitor Injured In Blast

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's special mission to Ukraine on July 28 made a fresh appeal to all sides in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine to guarantee safe conditions for its monitors after one of its officers was wounded during an exchange of fire.
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Ukraine Blacklists French Actor Gerard Depardieu For Five Years

Ukraine has blacklisted French film star, now Russian national, Gerard Depardieu, barring him from entering the country for five years, a spokeswoman for the National Security Service of Ukraine said on July 28.
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Lawyers Say Savchenko Has Alibi

The lawyers of jailed Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko said on July 28 that they have proof she was already captive when the two Russian journalists she is accused of killing died in shelling.
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Crimean Tatar Leaders Under Pressure

Russian investigators have summoned Crimean Tatar leaders ahead of a major world congress scheduled for Ankara this weekend in a move that has sparked concern that the authorities are trying to pressure the group.
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U.S. Slams Russia's Actions In Ukraine

​The United States says Russia "continues to fuel the conflict" in Ukraine despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February in Minsk.
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Strelets Named As Moldovan Leader

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has signed a decree nominating Valeriu Strelet of the Liberal-Democratic Party as the country's next prime minister.
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Russia 'To Veto' UN MH17 Resolution

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations says Moscow will veto a UN Security Council resolution aimed at creating a tribunal to prosecute those guilty of shooting down a Malaysian passenger airliner over eastern Ukraine.
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Azov Commander Found Dead

A high-ranking commander of Ukraine's Azov battalion has been found dead in his apartment in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv.
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Russian Trial Of Ukraine's Sentsov Resumes

The Russian trial has resumed of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and a co-defendant accused of plotting terrorism in Crimea months after its unrecognized annexation by Russia.
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Ukraine Detains 'Russian Officer'

Ukraine's border-guards service says it has detained a Russian officer who was driving in a military truck packed with ammunition in the country's war-torn east.
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