Saturday, February 28, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Poroshenko: Nemtsov Killed Over Plan To Reveal Moscow Links To Ukraine Conflict

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian opposition politician and Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was killed because he was going to reveal evidence of Moscow's involvement in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukrainian Journalist Dies In Shelling

The Ukrainian military said a journalist was killed and three soldiers had been wounded in the past 24 hours in the eastern part of the country.
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EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And 'Chaotic Retreat' After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire

A Belgian lawmaker observed pro-Russian rebels' offensive on the town of Debaltseve and Kyiv's "chaotic" retreat during his visit to eastern Ukraine last week.
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Russia Assails Vilnius On Arms To Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in Vilnius said on February 27 that the complaint was sent in a letter from the Russian Foreign Ministry to the Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow, accusing Vilnius of "a direct violation of Lithuania's legal commitments."
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Russian Evnoy Slams 'Destructive' U.S. Stance

A senior Russian Foreign Ministry official has accused the United States of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations.
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OSCE Says Ukraine At 'Crossroads' Of War And Peace

An OSCE official has warned against "further escalation of the conflict" in eastern Ukraine despite encouraging signs of a cease-fire taking hold between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
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U.S. Grad Students Find 'Suspicious' Russian Stock Trading Before Crimea Takeover

A pair of U.S.-based doctoral students have uncovered “suspicious” trading on Russian stock markets ahead of the Kremlin’s push to annex Crimea, suggesting some insiders knew something was afoot.
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Video Anti-Maidan Activists Picket RFE/RL Offices In Moscow

Dozens of young activist belonging to an anti-Maidan movement in Russia have protested in front of RFE/RL's offices in Moscow.
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Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine

Spain has arrested eight Spanish citizens for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions.
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New Deaths Shake Ukraine Truce

Ukraine says three of its soldiers have been killed and seven wounded in the east over the past 24 hours, following two days when no fatalities were reported.
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