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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    Both sides pull back heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine but mistrust remains
    Feb28

    Both sides pull back heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine but mistrust remains

    In a sign that the ceasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine could be starting to take meaningful effect columns of pro-Russian separatists could be seen… …read more Source:...

    Vucic: I have no knowledge about possibility of Ukraine scenario in Serbia
    Feb28

    Vucic: I have no knowledge about possibility of Ukraine scenario in Serbia

    BELGRADE – Serbia is pursuing its policy, following its EU path and maintaining good cooperation and traditionally good relations with Russia, Serbian …read more Source:...

    Situation in Ukraine entered de-escalation phase
    Feb28

    Situation in Ukraine entered de-escalation phase

    VIENNA – Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, welcomed the latest progress …read more Source:...

    Russian Police Aware of Nemtsov’s Last Route
    Feb28

    Russian Police Aware of Nemtsov’s Last Route

    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...

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