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    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    Russian Media Reports Suggest Variety of Responses to Murder of Boris Nemtsov

    Kremlin-aligned media outlets were quick to deflect blame for the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in the Russian opposition, from Vladimir Putin and his allies, claiming that killing Nemtsov does not benefit Putin and presenting other possible alternative explanations for the murder. Nemtsov, Russia’s former deputy prime minister...

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000: U.N.
    Mar02

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000: U.N.

    More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. …read more Source: Global...

    Kerry meets Russian counterpart as Ukraine tensions simmer
    Mar02

    Kerry meets Russian counterpart as Ukraine tensions simmer

    Neither Kerry nor Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov smiled or spoke substantively as they shook hands. …read more Source: USA...

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour, talk of new sanctions
    Mar02

    Kerry, Lavrov meet in Geneva amid Ukraine rancour, talk of new sanctions

    Neither Kerry nor Lavrov spoke substantively as they shook hands less than a week after Kerry told Congress that Russian officials have lied to his face about Moscow’s role in Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    U.N. Rights Office: Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Passes 6,000
    Mar02

    U.N. Rights Office: Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Passes 6,000

    (BERLIN) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. Hundreds of civilians and military personnel have been killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting...

    UN Says Death Toll In ‘Merciless’ Ukraine War Exceeds 6,000
    Mar02

    UN Says Death Toll In ‘Merciless’ Ukraine War Exceeds 6,000

    The UN human rights chief says more than 6,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in April 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000, cites Russian involvement
    Mar02

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000, cites Russian involvement

    While Russia denies its troops are fighting in Ukraine, the UN cited ‘credible reports (that) indicate a continuing flow of heavy weaponry and foreign fighters’ from Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine conflict tops 6,000, UN human rights office says
    Mar02

    Death toll in eastern Ukraine conflict tops 6,000, UN human rights office says

    More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. …read more Source: FOX...

    UN puts death toll since beginning of Eastern Ukraine crisis at over 6,000
    Mar02

    UN puts death toll since beginning of Eastern Ukraine crisis at over 6,000

    The UN human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. …read more Source:...

    US Calls for Investigation of Boris Nemtsov Murder
    Mar02

    US Calls for Investigation of Boris Nemtsov Murder

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician and activist Boris Nemtsov. Former Russian chess champion and rights activist Garry Kasparov says he is shattered by the news and says it comes amid an atmosphere of propaganda and hatred aimed at opponents...