Monday, July 25, 2016


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Jitters In Ukraine As Politically Charged Religious Processions Approach Kyiv

Two religious processions converging on Kyiv -- one from the east, another from the west -- have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital.
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Ukraine Reports Six Soldiers Killed

Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the last 24 hours in fighting against Russia-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.
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Funeral Held For Slain Journalist Sheremet In Minsk

A farewell ceremony honoring prominent Belarusian-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bombing in Kyiv on July 20, is taking place at Minsk’s Church of All Saints
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Poland's Parliament Declares Volyn Massacres ‘Genocide,' Ukraine Laments Move

Poland’s lower house of parliament, the Sejm, has voted to declare World War II-era killings committed by Ukrainian nationalists against Polish civilians “genocide” in a move that could provoke tensions between the two neighbors.
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Savchenko Calls For Reconciliation With Separatists, Sparks Outcry

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military officer who became a national hero after spending nearly two years in a Russian prison, called for reconciliation to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, sparking outrage among some lawmakers.
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Thousands Stand In Line To Mourn Slain Journalist Pavel Sheremet In Kyiv

Thousands of mourners strode in a solemn procession through Kyiv’s Ukrainian House on July 22 to honor journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bombing that has shaken Ukraine’s media community and sent shock waves into Russia and Belarus.
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Kyiv Notebook: Fear Of 'Dark Times' After Journalist's Killing

The death of a passionate investigative reporter in a car bombing in the Ukrainian capital has sent shock waves through Kyiv and its journalist community.
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The Daily Vertical: Two Good Men (Transcript)

Last year, we lost Boris Nemtsov. Yesterday, we lost Pavel Sheremet.
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Video Civilians Subjected To Unlawful Detentions, Disappearances, Torture In Eastern Ukraine, Watchdogs Say

Both sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have subjected civilians to extended arbitrary detention, disappearances, and even torture, two leading rights watchdogs warn in a new report.
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U.S. Charges Founder Of Ukrainian Piracy Site In $1 Billion Scheme

U.S. authorities have charged a Ukrainian who founded the world's biggest online piracy site with distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music, and other content.
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