Wednesday, November 26, 2014


News and Features from Eastern Europe

Ukraine Says More Russian Military In East

Ukraine has leveled fresh charges that Moscow is sending military support to pro-Russian separatists in the east.
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Belarus Defense Minister Resigns

Belarusian Defense Minister Yury Zhadobin has resigned in a move observers said could be part of an attempt by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to improve the military's combat-readiness.
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Ukrainian City Strips Russian Singer Of Honorary Citizenship

Ukraine's eastern city of Poltava has stripped Russian singer and lawmaker Yosif Kobzon of honorary citizenship.
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RFE/RL Reporter On Trial In Belarus

The trial of an RFE/RL correspondent and three co-defendants is expected to open in Belarus on November 25.
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Poroshenko Vows New Gov't Soon

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to take the first steps this week toward forming a new government.
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RFE/RL Reporter Fined In Belarus

An RFE/RL correspondent has been fined after a court ruled that he had violated legislation on public gatherings in Belarus.
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Ukraine Marks Holodomor

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has compared the Holodomor of 1932-33 with the current war in eastern Ukraine, saying the war is a continuation of imperial genocide against the Ukrainian people.
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'They Want To Frighten People' -- Donetsk Native Recalls Captivity In Rebel-Held City

Donetsk native Svitlana Matushko spent seven days in the basement of the former Ukrainian secret services building in the eastern Ukrainian city. She tells how the separatist authorities there are using terror to push out all those who oppose their agenda.
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Serbia To Revoke Businessman's Citizenship

Serbia says it will revoke its citizenship granted to Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, sanctioned by the European Union and wanted in his country on embezzlement charges.
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Russian Duma Paves Way For Kyrgyzstan's 'Eurasian' Integration

Russia's lower parliament house on November 21 ratified an agreement governing economic cooperation with Kyrgyzstan as it integrates with "Eurasian" structures that President Vladimir Putin is using to tighten Moscow's ties with other former Soviet republics.
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