Wednesday, January 28, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Video Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End 'Information War'

Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia's state-controlled media are saying about their country.
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EU Mulling 'Terrorist' Designation For Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

With European leaders calling for potential new sanctions against Russia, officials in Brussels are considering adding pro-Moscow rebel groups in Ukraine to an EU terrorist list.
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Poroshenko Urges Putin To Release Savchenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release the jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko.
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Obama, Merkel Discuss Rising Ukraine Violence

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about the "significant increase in violence" in eastern Ukraine.
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Disturbing Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine

As Russian-backed rebels make gains in eastern Ukraine, battlefield videos are raising concerns that war crimes are being committed.
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Russian Actor Put On Ukraine's 'Wanted List' For Shooting At Troops

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has added a prominent Russian actor to a wanted list for firing a machine gun towards Ukrainian armed forces in eastern Ukraine in October.
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Russian Deputy: Savchenko Cannot Be Released On Immunity Status

A senior Russian lawmaker says immunity granted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is no grounds for the release of a Ukrainian pilot who is in the seventh week of a hunger strike in a Russian jail.
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Lukashenka Drifts Toward Brussels

As relations between Minsk and Moscow are strained by Russia’s policies in Ukraine, is President Alyaksandr Lukashenka looking to bolster ties with the European Union?
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Ukraine Parliament Calls Russia 'Aggressor State,' Seeks More Aid, Sanctions

Ukraine's parliament has adopted a statement branding Russia an "aggressor state," a move that deputies hope will pave the way for punishment under international law.
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Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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