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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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]...

    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:...

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Murdered For Plans To Reveal Russia’s Role In Ukraine Conflict – Report
    Feb28

    Poroshenko: Boris Nemtsov Murdered For Plans To Reveal Russia’s Role In Ukraine Conflict – Report

    Boris Nemtsov, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was apparently murdered because he planned to reveal evidence of Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday. Poroshenko said Nemtsov had told him weeks ago he had proof of Russia’s involvement and would disclose it,...

    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...

    Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    Feb28

    Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov’s killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Litvinenko had fallen out with the Russian government and became a strong critic of the Kremlin, obtaining political asylum after coming to...

    Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    Feb28

    Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov’s killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. ___ ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA Renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya, 48, was fatally shot in the...