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    Denis Voronenkov, Boris Nemtsov, Other Putin Critics Killed In Past 10 Years
    Mar24

    Denis Voronenkov, Boris Nemtsov, Other Putin Critics Killed In Past 10 Years

    To add to the number of people killed for criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin and government, another Kremlin critic and former Russian lawmaker’s death Thursday, has left everyone shocked. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the killing a “Russian state terrorist act”, according to reports. …read more...

    Opinion: Ukrainian scenario impossible in Belarus
    Mar24

    Opinion: Ukrainian scenario impossible in Belarus

    I think that Belarus is at no risk of repeating the fate of Ukraine. Belarus has a strong government, very strong president with an absolutely clear position, a well-developed law enforcement system and political life in general, Nikolai Bordyuzha said. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russian ex-MP killed in Ukraine
    Mar24

    [Ticker] Russian ex-MP killed in Ukraine

    Denis Voronenkov, a former member of the Russian parliament, was killed on Thursday in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Ukrainian police have said. Voronenkov was a member of Russia’s communist party, and a critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin. He had fled to Ukraine, where he was due to testify against former Ukrainian president Viktor...

    Eurovision says Russian contestant can compete via satellite link
    Mar24

    Eurovision says Russian contestant can compete via satellite link

    Eurovision said on Thursday that a Russian singer who was barred from entering Ukraine can compete in this year’s contest in Kiev via satellite, in a bid to ease a political flap clouding the competition. …read more Source: The Local...

    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head
    Mar24

    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head

    Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom...

    Lukashenko, Poroshenko discuss economic cooperation, peacekeeping in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Lukashenko, Poroshenko discuss economic cooperation, peacekeeping in Ukraine

    The two heads of state discussed the current agenda of the Belarusian-Ukrainian relations, including the trade and economic cooperation and the expansion of interregional contacts. …read more Source:...

    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics
    Mar24

    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics

    Russia justified its 2014 annexation of Crimea, and ongoing support for rebels in east Ukraine, by claiming ethnic Russians there were threatened by nationalists and faced discrimination. But while Russian rhetoric, frequent military drills, and the legacy of Soviet aggression raise concerns, there is surprisingly little tension within the...

    Former Ukraine Minister Named To Manage Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis
    Mar24

    Former Ukraine Minister Named To Manage Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis

    A U.S. board overseeing the finances of the bankrupt territory of Puerto Rico announced that it is hiring Ukraine’s former finance minister to steer the Caribbean island out of crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian President: Murder of Former Russian MP Is State Terrorism by Russia
    Mar24

    Ukrainian President: Murder of Former Russian MP Is State Terrorism by Russia

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko accused the Kremlin on Thursday of being behind the assassination of a former Russian member of parliament in Kiev, calling it an act of state terrorism carried out by Russia. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

    Large Explosion at Ammunition Depot in Ukraine Triggers Evacuation, No Victims
    Mar24

    Large Explosion at Ammunition Depot in Ukraine Triggers Evacuation, No Victims

    Ukrainian officials evacuated around 20,000 people from the vicinity of a huge munitions dump that exploded on Thursday and went up in a ball of flames, authorities said. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...