Monday, March 02, 2015


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Ukrainian Lawmaker Detained Before Moscow March

A Ukrainian lawmaker was detained by Russian police ahead of a march in Moscow in memory of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.
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Biden, Poroshenko Discuss Truce Deal

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has spoken by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in eastern Ukraine.
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Video Russians March For Slain Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of Russians have marched through central Moscow to mourn slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and express outrage at the Kremlin over his killing.
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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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