Tuesday, July 29, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Few Want To Take Responsibility As Civilian Casualties Add Up In Ukraine War

As Kyiv closes in on separatist positions in eastern Ukraine, questions linger over civilian casualties.
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Russia Drafts Bill On 'Aggressor Countries'

Russian lawmakers have reportedly drafted amendments that would brand states that impose sanctions on Russia as "aggressor countries."
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Ukraine's Forces 'Fire Into Russian Territory'

Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists has again prevented international investigators from going to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
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EU Adopts Broad Russia Sanctions

The European Union has agreed to impose additional sanctions on eight individuals, including four close business associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and four entities over the Ukraine crisis.
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Belarusian Rights Defender Goes On Trial

The trial of Belarusian human rights activist Andrey Bandarenka has started in Minsk.
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CSTO Troops Start Military Maneuvers In Kyrgyzstan

Troops from six member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have started joint military exercises in Kyrgyzstan.
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New Sanctions Due Against Russia

The leaders of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy have agreed by telephone that they would impose new sanctions on Russia for its role in the crisis in Ukraine.
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Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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UN Says More Than 1,100 Killed In Ukraine Conflict

The United Nations says more than 1,100 people have been killed in the Ukrainian conflict since mid-April.
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CSTO Troops Gather In Kyrgyzstan For Exercises

Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in joint military exercises.
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