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    Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol
    Mar02

    Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol

    Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined...

    Bill Browder Tells VOA Russian About Boris Nemtsov Murder
    Mar01

    Bill Browder Tells VOA Russian About Boris Nemtsov Murder

    British citizen Bill Browder is the co-founder of the Hermitage Capital Management fund that has been described as one of the biggest foreign investors in Russia from 1995 to 2006. A noted critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Browder was banned from Russia in 2006 after calling attention to corruption and tax evasion by Russian...

    Ukraine: Rebels Using Cease-fire to Regroup
    Mar01

    Ukraine: Rebels Using Cease-fire to Regroup

    Ukraine’s military said on Sunday a cease-fire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions, especially around the port of Mariupol. A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the...

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election
    Mar01

    Estonia Votes in Parliamentary Election

    Estonians are voting Sunday in a national parliamentary election. The coalition government of Prime Minister Taavi Roivas is expected to win as the Baltic state, a member of the West’s NATO military alliance that was once part of the Soviet Union, contends with a militarily resurgent Russia and a pro-Kremlin opposition party. By mid-day, 42...

    Russian Opposition Marches in Tribute to Murdered Leader Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Russian Opposition Marches in Tribute to Murdered Leader Nemtsov

    Thousands of people gathered in central Moscow Sunday for a march to mourn murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Russian authorities, usually slow to give permission for large opposition rallies, gave quick approval for Sunday’s memorial march. Nemtsov, 55, was to have led an anti-war and anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Instead, as many as...

    Rebels Withdraw Heavy Arms in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb28

    Rebels Withdraw Heavy Arms in Eastern Ukraine

    Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine continued withdrawing tanks and other military vehicles Saturday from the front lines, obeying a cease-fire reached in mid-February. Ukraine said there was a decrease in violence Friday night into Saturday. Ukraine’s military reported its first deaths in three days earlier on Friday. A Ukrainian...

    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]...

    Ukrainian President Condemns Murder of Russian Opposition Leader
    Feb28

    Ukrainian President Condemns Murder of Russian Opposition Leader

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in Moscow Friday after urging people to protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the war in Ukraine. Poroshenko on Saturday called Nemtsov a “bridge” between Ukraine and Russia. Just hours before...

    Russian Opposition Leader Murdered in Moscow
    Feb28

    Russian Opposition Leader Murdered in Moscow

    Major Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov was shot dead Friday night in central Moscow. The Interior Ministry says Nemtsov was shot four times in the back of the head. Police have launched a special operation to hunt down the killer. Nemtsov was scheduled to lead an opposition protest Sunday in Moscow. VOA...

    Poroshenko: Heavy Weapons to Return to Front Lines if Truce Breached
    Feb27

    Poroshenko: Heavy Weapons to Return to Front Lines if Truce Breached

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his military is ready to return its heavy weapons to the front lines in eastern Ukraine, noting that Russian-backed rebels are still violating a cease-fire deal reached earlier this month. Poroshenko said Friday Ukraine’s army “is ready at any moment to stand up to the enemy.” He also...

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