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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in one of the historic buildings of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kyiv, on January 14.

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-- A Polish man accused of involvement in the firebombing of a Hungarian cultural center in western Ukraine last year says he received instructions on the attack from a German journalist who has worked as a consultant for a German parliament deputy with the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

-- Human Rights Watch says Russian authorities are increasing pressure on Emil Kurbedinov, a prominent Crimean lawyer who has been working on high-profile cases that human rights organizations and Western governments say are politically motivated.

-- A surveillance drone operated by monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in eastern Ukraine has been shot down near the government-controlled village of Popasna in the Luhansk region.

*Time stamps on the blog refer to local time in Ukraine

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Ukraine's presidential election outcome might be unpredictable, but here are five things we know for sure:

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Here is today's map of the security situation in eastern Ukraine, according to the National Security and Defense Council (click to enlarge):

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