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    Ukraine unable to stop Russian advance, even with NATO aid, says general
    Feb28

    Ukraine unable to stop Russian advance, even with NATO aid, says general

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, the head of the US European Command and allied commander of NATO, gave U.S. lawmakers earlier this week an update on the situation in Ukraine. It is an interesting assessment in light of the news that the Conservative government is looking at sending Canadian training troops and other support to Ukraine. “In the current...

    This quote from former chess champion Garry Kasparov captures the significance of a Russian opposition leader’s murder
    Feb28

    This quote from former chess champion Garry Kasparov captures the significance of a Russian opposition leader’s murder

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow Friday, and many of his supporters including the former chess champion Garry Kasparov assume Vladimir Putin is to blame. Kasparov — one of the world’s greatest chess players and an ally of Nemtsov’s who helped him organize protests against Putin — says Nemtsov’s...

    Russian Opposition Mourns Murdered Leader Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Mourns Murdered Leader Nemtsov

    (Reuters) – Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked...

    Nemtsov to RFE/RL: ‘We Must Free Russia From Putin’
    Feb28

    Nemtsov to RFE/RL: ‘We Must Free Russia From Putin’

    Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was looking ahead to a planned opposition rally Sunday that he anticipated would be an important step in a long struggle, though in an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service earlier this month, he portrayed the demonstration as just a first step in a long struggle. “If you think that [authorities]...

    Intrigue and Fear Flood Russia After Killing of Boris Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Intrigue and Fear Flood Russia After Killing of Boris Nemtsov

    An old friend recounted hearing the former deputy prime minister tell of dangerous new research on Russian involvement in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Probes Motives in Putin Critic’s Killing
    Feb28

    Russia Probes Motives in Putin Critic’s Killing

    Russian investigators said on Saturday they were probing motives into the killing of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov that include possible links to the Ukraine conflict, Islamic extremism or a plan to destabilize the country. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian Journalist Killed As A Result Of Shelling In East: Ukraine Military
    Feb28

    Ukrainian Journalist Killed As A Result Of Shelling In East: Ukraine Military

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday a Ukrainian journalist had been killed as a result of shelling in east Ukraine despite a ceasefire deal. “We don’t know all the details, but there was shelling in Pesky today,” spokesman Andriy Lysenko said by telephone, saying the unnamed journalist had been taken to a...

    Nemtsov Planned to Reveal Russian Links to Ukraine Conflict: Poroshenko
    Feb28

    Nemtsov Planned to Reveal Russian Links to Ukraine Conflict: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because heplanned to disclose evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s separatist conflict. …read more Source:...

    Russian Politicion Boris Nemtsov: ‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me’ Two Weeks Before Murder
    Feb28

    Russian Politicion Boris Nemtsov: ‘I’m afraid Putin will kill me’ Two Weeks Before Murder

    The drive-by murder of Boris Nemtsov, a well-known Russian opposition figure, has drawn the condemnation of numerous world leaders. He may have foreshadowed his death a few weeks ago. “I’m afraid Putin will kill me because of my actions,” he told the Sobesednik blog in mid-February, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov had...

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict
    Feb28

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Killed Over Evidence Linking Russia To Ukraine Conflict

    KIEV, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s separatist conflict. Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic...