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    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead meters from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday.Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back, the Interior Ministry said. A police spokeswoman on the scene said he had been walking on a...

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine
    Feb28

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine

    Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis.Qu Xing, China’s ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming...

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead: official
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead: official

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladmir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow late Friday ahead of a major opposition rally this weekend, investigators and police said.In central Moscow, a man with documents in the name of Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was killed, an interior ministry...

    Ukraine leader says troop deaths ‘serious breach’ of truce
    Feb28

    Ukraine leader says troop deaths ‘serious breach’ of truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a “serious breach of the ceasefire”, during a telephone call yesterday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said. “The firing by separatists on Ukrainian troops who were withdrawing constitutes a serious breach...

    Russia issues prepayment ultimatum to Kiev for gas supply guarantee in March
    Feb28

    Russia issues prepayment ultimatum to Kiev for gas supply guarantee in March

    Russia asked Ukraine to complete payment for Russian gas on Friday to guarantee gas supplies in March, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. …read more Source:...

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

    A Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of President Vladmir Putin, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead by an unidentified attacker who fired multiple rounds at the politician as he was walking in central Moscow late yesterday. The murder of the 55-year-old politician, who has been an outspoken critic of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine,...

    Ukraine says gas dispute with Russia not to harm transit to Europe
    Feb28

    Ukraine says gas dispute with Russia not to harm transit to Europe

    27(Xinhua)–Ukraine’s state-run energy company Naftogaz said here Friday that a fresh flare-up in the gas dispute between Kiev and Moscow will not harm gas supplies to Europe e. …read more Source:...

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation.Nemtsov, who was 55,...

    U.S., Europe seen unlikely to widen Russia sanctions if truce holds
    Feb28

    U.S., Europe seen unlikely to widen Russia sanctions if truce holds

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union are unlikely to widen economic sanctions on Russia if a tentative cease-fire emerging in eastern Ukraine takes hold, Western diplomats said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

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