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    EU Warns Kyiv That Russia Sanctions Could Hinge On Reforms
    Feb05

    EU Warns Kyiv That Russia Sanctions Could Hinge On Reforms

    Denmark’s foreign minister has said that if Ukraine does not implement modernization reforms it risks undermining European Union support for maintaining sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kyiv Protesters Call On Dutch To Reject Russian Propaganda
    Feb05

    Kyiv Protesters Call On Dutch To Reject Russian Propaganda

    Ukrainian activists protested in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kyiv with banners warning: “Don’t listen to Russian propaganda.” The protesters displayed a famous self-portrait of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh with one bandaged ear, repurposing the image to warn against listening to misinformation. (RFE/RL’s...

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Threatens To Quit
    Feb05

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Threatens To Quit

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has threatened to quit along with his entire cabinet, the latest move in a growing political crisis in the former Soviet state. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF Chief ‘Concerned’ About Corruption Charges In Ukraine
    Feb05

    IMF Chief ‘Concerned’ About Corruption Charges In Ukraine

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said she is concerned about the sudden resignation this week of Ukraine’s reformist economy minister, citing government corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed

    The so-called decommunization of Ukraine edged forward on February 4 as parliament approved the scrapping of 175 names of towns, villages, and districts across the country and replaced them with non-Soviet alternatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.
    Feb04

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.

    A Czech court has set free a suspected Lebanese arms trader wanted by Washington in an exchange to free five Czech citizens held in Lebanon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars
    Feb04

    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution slamming the “unprecedented levels of human rights abuses” being perpetrated against Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region. Since the beginning of the year, Crimean Tatars have endured a wave of searches, interrogations, confiscations, and other...

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics
    Feb04

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics

    It used to have some of the most expensive electricity prices in Europe and was reliant on Russia for all of its energy needs. Today, Lithuania is no longer at the mercy of Moscow, thanks to a liquefied natural gas terminal it has developed. The small Baltic nation is now helping its neighbors break their dependence on Russian gas....

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business
    Feb04

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business

    This activist video shows a Russian police raid on the Simferopol headquarters of SimSitiTrans, a business owned by the father of Crimean Tatar activist Lenur Islyamov. Masked men, dressed in black and carrying assault rifles, leave refuse to answer any questions or present any ID. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Activist Urges E.U. To Keep Political Pressure On Belarus
    Feb03

    Activist Urges E.U. To Keep Political Pressure On Belarus

    Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski has called on the European Union to maintain political pressure on Belarus’s authoritarian regime. On a visit to Brussels on February 3, the former political prisoner told E.U. officials that the situation inside the country has not improved since economic sanctions were suspended following...

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