Monday, September 22, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Poroshenko: No Military Solution To Conflict

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine must be ready to defend itself if the peace process with the pro-Russian rebels fails.
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Germans To Sue Ukraine Over MH17

A German lawyer plans to sue Ukraine for negligence for the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
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Video Kyiv Won't Pull Back Troops

A Ukrainian military spokesman says Kyiv will not pull back its troops from the front line in eastern Ukraine until a new cease-fire is fully implemented.
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Video Thousands March Against War In Moscow, St. Petersburg

Moscow has seen its largest opposition protest since President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third presidential term in May 2012.
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New Russian Convoy Enters Ukraine

Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says Russia has delivered what it says is a third shipment of aid to the rebel-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
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NATO: Russian Forces 'Still Inside Ukraine'

NATO's top military commander says Russian forces are still operating in Ukraine and that a cease-fire is not working, but he expressed hope a new peace plan could bring progress.
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New Ukraine Talks Start In Minsk

A new round of talks aimed at finding a lasting solution to the Ukraine crisis has started in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.
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Ukraine Announces Eurovision 2015 Exit

Ukraine says it will not be taking part in next year's Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
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Sakharov Prize Nominees Announced

A law professor and a Christian religious leader in Iraq, an Azerbaijani rights defender, and Ukraine's pro-Western Euromaidan movement are among the nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought.
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Video Donetsk Separatist 'Minister' Says Schools To Adopt Russian Program

Separatist rebels in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region plan to introduce the Russian curriculum into schools under their control.
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