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    Ukraine mourns slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Ukraine mourns slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

    KIEV (AFP) – Kiev on Saturday paid homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in Moscow hours after calling on people to protest against Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine.President Petro Poroshenko, writing on Facebook, called Nemtsov a bridge between the two countries in troubled times.I remember his...

    Prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin
    Feb28

    Prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

    A few hours after going on the radio to denounce President Vladimir Putin’s policies as mad, charismatic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down early Saturday as he walked near the Kremlin.Colleagues in Russia’s beleaguered and marginalized opposition pointed fingers at the state or at assailants fired up by fervent...

    Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting
    Feb28

    Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting

    KIEV(Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine mourns slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Ukraine mourns slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

    Kiev today paid homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in Moscow hours after calling on people to protest against Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko, writing on Facebook, called Nemtsov a “bridge” between the two countries in troubled times. “I remember his...

    Tributes pour in for Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Mr. Spock
    Feb28

    Tributes pour in for Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Mr. Spock

    President Barack Obama joined Leonard Nimoy’s co-stars from “Star Trek” to bid adieu to the actor who delighted sci-fi fans worldwide with his iconic turn as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the “Star Trek” television series and films. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” said Obama, who recalled...

    Putin critic murdered in Moscow
    Feb28

    Putin critic murdered in Moscow

    MOSCOW- 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. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked across a bridge over the Moskva...

    Ukraine war to be Putin’s undoing, Khodorkovsky says
    Feb28

    Ukraine war to be Putin’s undoing, Khodorkovsky says

    Exiled Russian former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky warned Friday that President Vladimir Putin’s policies on the Ukraine conflict will bring Moscow to ruin, much as the Afghan war helped bankrupt the Soviet Union. A year after annexing Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, Russia finds itself isolated and on a path to self-destruction, said...

    Deaths Shake Ukraine Truce; Poroshenko Wary of Russian Threat
    Feb28

    Deaths Shake Ukraine Truce; Poroshenko Wary of Russian Threat

    Kiev. Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds. Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front line on Thursday, a sign the truce meant to begin on Feb. 15...

    Ukraine conflict at ‘crossroads’ as troop deaths shake truce
    Feb28

    Ukraine conflict at ‘crossroads’ as troop deaths shake truce

    KIEV (AFP) – International monitors said the conflict in Ukraine was at a crossroads as further losses among government forces rattled a two-week-old truce just as it seemed to be gaining traction.The deaths of three Ukrainian soldiers after a two-day lull in clashes with pro-Russian separatists highlighted the fragility of the ceasefire as...

    Obama to host European Council president on March 9
    Feb28

    Obama to host European Council president on March 9

    US President Barack Obama will meet with European Council President Donald Tusk next month at the White House over issues like Ukraine, trade negotiations and combating violent extremism, the White House said on Friday. …read more Source: Global...

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