Saturday, August 02, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Supplying The Front Lines In Eastern Ukraine

RFE/RL takes a look at some of the groups supplying equipment, weapons, and volunteer fighters to both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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New OSCE Moldova Mission Head Begins Work

The new head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) mission to Moldova has arrived in Chisinau to begin his term.
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Large Team Of Dutch, Australian Experts Gets To Work At MH17 Crash Site

A large team of international experts has gotten to work recovering bodies at the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17 in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
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Russia To Impose Duties On Moldova Imports

Russia says it will impose import duties from August 30 on Moldovan meat, vegetables, sugar and wine.
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Ukraine Army Confirms 'Ambush' Deaths

An ambush by pro-Russian fighters near the town of Shakhtarsk, in the area where the Malaysian airliner fell two weeks ago, killed more than a dozen people, many of them soldiers, and injured many more.
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EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions

The EU has adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine. Those affected include the country's largest banking house -- Sberbank.
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Sham Twitter Feed Of U.S. 'Ambassador' To Russia Blocked

Somebody has set up a fake Twitter account for John Tefft, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.
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Ukrainian Parliament Rejects PM's Resignation

Ukraine's parliament has overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation, after approving legislation he said was essential to fund the military operation against pro-Russian separatists in the east.
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Saakashvili To Continue Activity Despite Charges

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said the criminal charges filed against him in Georgia are related to his activities in Ukraine.
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Senator Urges Lethal Aid For Ukraine

A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate has called for giving the Ukrainian military "defensive" lethal aid, a move that President Barack Obama has thus far refused.
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