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    Sole witness in Nemtsov’s slaying receives death threats
    Mar06

    Sole witness in Nemtsov’s slaying receives death threats

    The General Prosecutor’s office in Kiev said that Anna Duritskaya is being provided with protection …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Nemtsov Slaying Witness Says Received Threats
    Mar06

    Nemtsov Slaying Witness Says Received Threats

    Ukrainian authorities say they have opened a criminal investigation after a key witness in the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov said she had received threats. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Anna Duritskaya, Lone Witness In Slaying Of Russia’s Top Critic, Gets Death Threats
    Mar06

    Anna Duritskaya, Lone Witness In Slaying Of Russia’s Top Critic, Gets Death Threats

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine. The General Prosecutor’s office in Kiev said in a statement Friday that Anna Duritskaya, the 23-year old model who was...

    Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
    Mar06

    Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

    Navalny, the driving force behind the 2011-2012 mass protests in Moscow, said the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will not force him to scale down his campaign against President Vladimir Putin’s government. Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister and one of Putin’s most vehement critics, was killed just outside the...

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released
    Mar06

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released

    MOSCOW – Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic. Navalny, the driving force behind the 2011-2012 mass protests in Moscow, said the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will not...

    EU to Prepare Possible New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Mar06

    EU to Prepare Possible New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    Britain’s foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken. Both Kiev and pro-Russia separatists have accused each other of violence since last month’s peace deal that...

    Putin is slashing government salaries as Russia attempts to avoid a budget crisis
    Mar06

    Putin is slashing government salaries as Russia attempts to avoid a budget crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed three new decrees into law that will slash salaries in the presidential administration, the government office, and the accounts chamber by 10% from 1 May. The measures are part of the government’s emergency plan to address collapsing revenues due to the fall in global oil prices and economic sanctions...

    Witness in Nemtsov slaying receives death threats: officials
    Mar06

    Witness in Nemtsov slaying receives death threats: officials

    Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats
    Mar06

    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Top U.S. diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar06

    Top U.S. diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on Friday to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it… …read more Source:...