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    Ukraine: troop deaths ‘serious breach’ of truce
    Feb28

    Ukraine: 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 Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 28 Feb 2015
    Feb28

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 28 Feb 2015

    PUTIN CRITIC SHOT DEAD IN MOSCOWA Russian opposition politician who was a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin has been shot dead near the Kremlin in Moscow. Boris Nemtsov, 55, died after being shot four times from a passing car in the early hours of Saturday morning. Colleagues say he was working on a report which included firm evidence that Russia...

    Who Is Who: Boris Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Who Is Who: Boris Nemtsov

    Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow late on February 27, was well-known as an oppositional leader and one of the main figures to harshly criticize Russia’s politics as led by President Vladimir Putin. Until his unexpected shocking murder Nemtsov was a member of Regional Parliament of Yaroslavl Oblast (elected in 2013) and co-chair of...

    Russian opposition politician, who condemned war in Ukraine is shot dead in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian opposition politician, who condemned war in Ukraine is shot dead in Moscow

    A RUSSIAN opposition politician, who condemned the war in Ukraine, has been shot dead in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    World Politicians React to Boris Nemtsov Murder
    Feb28

    World Politicians React to Boris Nemtsov Murder

    Leaders across the globe have reacted to the events of Thursday evening when prominent Russian oppositioner Boris Nemtsov was killed. US President Barack Obama condemned the “brutal murder” in a statement and urged a “prompt, impartial and transparent investigation” . Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul called...

    Frontex chief warns of difficult year ahead for Mediterranean
    Feb28

    Frontex chief warns of difficult year ahead for Mediterranean

    For the new head of Europe’s often criticised border management agency, Frontex, 2015 is shaping up to be a particularly demanding year. The agency may have been granted an extra €20 million in its quest to patrol the external borders of the European Union’s member states, but with the crisis in the Mediterranean set to worsen,...

    Russian Police: Four Cars Present at Nemtsov Murder Venue
    Feb28

    Russian Police: Four Cars Present at Nemtsov Murder Venue

    Police have found four vehicles that CCTV systems spotted at the time and place of Boris Nemtsov’s murder. Nemtsov was shot 4-6 times in the back and died shortly before midnight on Thursday as he crossed a bridge in the view of the Kremlin. The fatal wound came from a shot in the heart, RT has reported. A manhunt is now underway. For...

    Outspoken Putin critic slain on Moscow bridge near Kremlin
    Feb28

    Outspoken Putin critic slain on Moscow bridge near Kremlin

    A prominent Russian opposition leader and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead Friday evening in Moscow amid a heated atmosphere over the conflict in Ukraine.Boris Nemtsov, 55, was shot from a passing car while he was walking on… …read more Source:...

    Estonia votes under shadow of Ukraine crisis
    Feb28

    Estonia votes under shadow of Ukraine crisis

    Economic issues dominate the Estonian parliamentary elections on Sunday. But the crisis in Ukraine looms over the Baltic republic, with its large Russian minority.Estonian voters are keenly aware of their powerful eastern neighbour Russia and the fragile… …read more Source:...

    Outspoken Putin critic Nemtsov slain in Moscow by multiple shots
    Feb28

    Outspoken Putin critic Nemtsov slain in Moscow by multiple shots

    Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition leader and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed Friday evening just days before major protests and amid a heated atmosphere over the conflict in Ukraine.Nemtsov, 55, was shot from… …read more Source:...

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