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    Nemtsov’s murder sends shockwaves through Russian opposition
    Feb28

    Nemtsov’s murder sends shockwaves through Russian opposition

    KIEV, Ukraine — “I hope common sense will prevail, and Putin won’t kill you.” “God willing. I hope so, too.” See also: Opposition figure shot dead in Moscow, steps from Kremlin That …More about Russia, Moscow, Us World, World, and Boris Nemtsov …read more Source:...

    Ally of Ousted Ukraine Leader Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
    Feb28

    Ally of Ousted Ukraine Leader Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    Ukrainian police on Saturday said a leading ally of former president Viktor Yanukovych was found dead after falling from his 17th story Kiev flat in an apparent suicide.Former lawmaker Mykhaylo Chechetov — one of the most prominent politicians during Kremlin-backed… …read more Source:...

    Death on the Kremlin’s Doorstep
    Feb28

    Death on the Kremlin’s Doorstep

    It was always hard to ignore Boris Nemtsov. You couldn’t help but notice when he came into a room. The physicist-turned-politician was smart, pugnacious, brash. And so it was when I last saw him, in November 2010. Almost inevitably our conversation turned to the topic of the violence that permeates Russian political culture. We talked...

    Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov
    Feb28

    Russia Mourns Murdered Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

    By Alexander Winning and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, Feb 28 (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...

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east (+video)
    Feb28

    Ukraine troops bitterly question their leaders as Kiev pulls back in east (+video)

    Today’s withdrawal of heavy weapons in accordance with the Minsk cease-fire marks a major reversal for Kiev. For many soldiers, cynicism about commanders is weighing heavily. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing May Be Provocation
    Feb28

    Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing May Be Provocation

    MOSCOW— Russia’s top investigative body says it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. A statement from the body, the Investigative Committee, did not address the...

    Russian investigators fail to mention Nemtsov was top Putin critic
    Feb28

    Russian investigators fail to mention Nemtsov was top Putin critic

    Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life. …read more Source: FOX...

    Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin
    Feb28

    Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    BERLIN — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.___”Mr. Nemtsov will be remembered as a fearless advocate of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Russia. A leader...

    Ukraine’s Military Reports Significant Decrease in Fighting
    Feb28

    Ukraine’s Military Reports Significant Decrease in Fighting

    KIEV(Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal. On Friday, Ukraine reported the first deaths among its servicemen in three days,...

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce
    Feb28

    Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine said Saturday that isolated clashes were punctuating a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels after international monitors warned that the conflict in the country stands at a “crossroads”.Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that fighting had halted along most of the frontline but rebels were attacking...