Thursday, October 23, 2014


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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk gestures during a meeting with students at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv on October 21.

Ukrainian PM Warns Of Russian Destabilization In Elections

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is warning that Russia could attempt to disrupt his country's parliamentary elections on October 26. More

EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine

European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on October 23 for a summit aimed at reaching a deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic. More

Kerry To Meet Merkel In Berlin

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on October 22, in a visit to mark next month's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. More

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger (file photo)

Progress Reported In Brussels Gas Talks

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has announced substantial progress was reached in October 21 talks between representatives of Ukraine and Russia on gas supplies, but a final deal has yet to be agreed. More

Sakharov Prize Winner To Be Announced

The European Parliament is due to announce the winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on October 21. More

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Roundtable: This Weekend's Ukrainian Elections

RFE/RL invited close observers of Ukraine to join us for a live discussion of how this weekend's national vote might affect the many security, economic, and political challenges facing Ukraine. More

Lavrov Slams U.S. For 'Double Standards' Over IS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed what he calls Washington’s “double standards in order to implement geopolitical designs,” including over the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More
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Features & Commentary

Video 'He Was Just A Boy' -- Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

Eighteen-year-old Yevgeny Pushkaryov was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russian television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement.
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Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote

Imagine trying to hold the election amid threats from within and without, a teetering economy, an atmosphere of tense uncertainty, and under the watchful eye of the world.
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From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics

For eight months the activists of Ukraine's Euromaidan have been frustrated with the slow pace of reform. Now they're taking matters into their own hands.
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The Slow, Dangerous Work Of Recovering Ukraine's War Dead

A single volunteer organization has taken on the challenge of retrieving the bodies of slain fighters from the battlefields of eastern Ukraine. We look at the grim work of the Black Tulip organization.
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Kremlin 'Cheerleaders' To Sing At London's Royal Albert Hall, Raising Hackles

Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London's top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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After Detention And Torture, Donetsk Artist's Work Turns Grim

The Donetsk street artist best known for his satirical depiction of a suicidal separatist commander is now working on a more serious comic book based on his time as a captive of pro-Russian separatists.
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Insult Evolves Into Homage As Donetsk Airport Defenders Dubbed 'Cyborgs'

It started as something of an insult but turned into a badge of pride. Meet Ukraine's "cyborgs."
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Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores

Under new local legislation passed by Kyiv authorities, stores in the Ukrainian capital must now separately label Russian-imported goods. A similar initiative is already in place in three other Ukrainian cities, where special brigades have been deployed to check compliance.
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Defense Minister: Kyiv's Least Secure Job

For the third time in six months a Ukrainian defense minister has been forced out. Why is Kyiv repeatedly replacing its top military official in the midst of a war?
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On The Front Lines In Donetsk, Life Is Both Normal -- And Far From It

The death toll continues to mount in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, where at least two civilians were killed by weekend artillery fire between government forces and pro-Russia militia fighters. But in many ways, life in the Donbas city remains surprisingly normal, with well-stocked supermarkets and freshly planted flowers. RFE/RL's Russian Service speaks to one Donetsk resident about daily life in the city.
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