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    Russian opposition politician shot dead in Moscow was ‘bridge between Ukraine and Russia’, Ukrainian President says
    Feb28

    Russian opposition politician shot dead in Moscow was ‘bridge between Ukraine and Russia’, Ukrainian President says

    Boris Nemtsov was walking with a woman near the Kremlin when he was shot in the back, according to reports (Picture: AFP)A leading Russian opposition politician has been shot dead in Moscow in an attack that critics of the government say was ‘politically-motivated’.. Former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov was shot four times in the back...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb28

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ceasefire in Ukraine, the suspension of professional football in Greece, Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Nemtsov Murder: Investigators Suggest Leader Might be ‘Sacrifical Victim’
    Feb28

    Nemtsov Murder: Investigators Suggest Leader Might be ‘Sacrifical Victim’

    There have been various suggestions as to why opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed on Thursday evening in Moscow, 500 meters from the Kremlin. Here are some of them: Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, has called the development a “100-percent provocation” and “a contract killing”.An Interior Ministry...

    Debaltseve: life in ruins – in pictures
    Feb28

    Debaltseve: life in ruins – in pictures

    Reuters photographer Baz Ratner has visited the towns of Debaltseve and Vuhlehirsk in eastern Ukraine to document the destruction caused by fighting between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces … …read more Source: The...

    Nemtsov Murder: Conflicting Versions of Russian Oppositon Leader’s Killing
    Feb28

    Nemtsov Murder: Conflicting Versions of Russian Oppositon Leader’s Killing

    There have been various suggestions as to why opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed on Thursday evening in Moscow, 500 meters from the Kremlin. Here are some of them: Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, has called the development a “100-percent provocation” and “a contract killing”.An Interior Ministry...

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments
    Feb28

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments

    Investigators are working on the hypothesis that the killing of Boris Nemtsov was related to his stance on the attack of Charlie Hebdo magazine.”Nemtsov received threats related to his position on the shooting of journalists in the office of Charlie Hebdo edition in Paris,” Vladimir Markin, who represents the Investigative Committee...

    Bulgaria to Back New Sanctions on Russia if Minsk Deal Fails
    Feb28

    Bulgaria to Back New Sanctions on Russia if Minsk Deal Fails

    Sofia will support new sanctions against Russia if the agreement to end hostilities in Ukraine’s Donbass region does not yield results, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov says. In a Friday interview with Reuters Mitov added the country was considering whether to send a humanitarian convoy with food and medical aid to ethnic Bulgarians in...

    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:...

    VIDEO: Mariupol’s volunteer defence force
    Feb28

    VIDEO: Mariupol’s volunteer defence force

    Fighting has died down in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

    Nemtsov ‘Was Preparing Report on Russia-Ukraine Standoff’ – Opposition
    Feb28

    Nemtsov ‘Was Preparing Report on Russia-Ukraine Standoff’ – Opposition

    Murdered Russian oppositioner Boris Nemtsov was working on a report allegedly containing evidence of Russia’s direct involvement in Ukraine’s unrest, according to Nemtsov’s fellow colleagues.Ilya Yashin, an activist who had close ties to Nemtsov, told Ekho Moskvy radio he had spoken to Nemtsov two days before his killing on...

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