Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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EU Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn

Hahn: No EU Expansion For 5 Years

EU Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn has said there won't be any EU enlargement during his five-year mandate if he becomes the EU commissioner responsible for the portfolio. More

Crimea's Authorities Probe Kidnapping Of Two Tatars

The Crimean office of Russia's Investigative Committee says it has launched an investigation into the apparent kidnapping of two Crimean Tatars. More

Russian Lawmakers Boycott Russian-American Business Council

A Russian parliament committee plans to boycott a meeting of the Russian-American Business Council in the United States next month. More

Moscow Court Prolongs Detention For Ukrainian Director

A Moscow court has extended the pretrial detention of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who was arrested in Crimea and accused of plotting terrorist attacks. More

Belarusian KGB Nabs Sellers Of Paintings From 'Yanukovych's Residence'

The Belarusian State Security Committee (KGB) has detained several suspects who attempted to sell paintings they say are by famous artists and were taken from the residence of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. More

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Images And Memories: Tell Us Your Ukraine Story

Our correspondent will be traveling through Ukraine to talk to people about their treasured family photographs and the stories behind them. Do you have photos you'd like to share? Let us know! More

Russian Photographer In Ukraine's Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic 'RIP' Tweet

The fate of a Russian photographer who disappeared nearly a month ago in eastern Ukraine remains a mystery despite scattered claims that DNA testing confirmed Andrei Stenin was dead. More
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Features & Commentary

Russian Action Film Vows 'The Truth' About Ukraine War

A new Russian film is pledging to tell "The Truth" about the war between federal forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine, a project Ukrainian media has already dismissed as "propaganda."

'I Won't Sing For Occupiers' -- A Ukrainian Singer Falls Out With Russia

Ukrainian singer Anastasia Prykhodko has been targeted by a mudslinging campaign on Russian television. Prykhodko, who shot to fame in Russia, has been performing for Ukrainian troops in the country's strife-torn east.

Delegates To UN Conference Claim Harassment By Kremlin

Members of ethnic minority groups from Russia have accused the Kremlin of preventing them from attending a United Nations conference in New York this week.

Ukraine's Cryptic, Clever (And Always Insulting) Lexicon Of War

As the conflict simmers in eastern Ukraine, supporters from both camps fight on in a war of words. The result is a torrent of new slurs -- often cryptic, at times inventive, always insulting. Here are some of the most common terms.

Donetsk Separatist Leader Says Cease-Fire Signed To Combat 'Humanitarian Catastrophe'

Andrei Purgin, first deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, has told RFE/RL that the separatists signed the Minsk cease-fire agreement to focus on restoring the region's damaged infrastructure before winter sets in. The price of fighting on, he says, would be "desolation."

Canadian Politician: Support, But Also Skepticism, For Ukrainian Government

RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service's Maryana Drach spoke to Canadian politician and journalist Chrystia Freeland about Western policies toward Ukraine and the role of Russian propaganda.

News Analysis: New Russia Sanctions Seen As Burning Slowly

The United States and the European Union have announced a new round of sanctions, but analysts see the measures having more of a long-term impact than an immediate one.

Self-Exiled Blogger: 'Crimea Is A Big Prison'

Crimea blogger Yelizaveta Bohutskaya says freedoms are dwindling in the annexed peninsula, which she fled this week after her home was raided by security forces.

Singing Trucker Hits Kremlin On All Cylinders

Vitriol meets diesel oil when a professional Ukrainian singer turned American truck driver gets behind the wheel.

Photogallery After An Era Of New Horizons, EU Turns Its Gaze Inward

The incoming European Commission has indicated that further enlargement will no longer be a priority for the 28-member bloc. What does that mean for EU hopefuls to the east and south?
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