All posts tagged Russia

August 26, 2015, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

A Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don Tuesday sentenced acclaimed Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison on charges of leading a terrorist group and plotting attacks in […]

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Bulgaria joins EU, US in condemning Russian conviction of Estonian national

August 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has expressed its deep concern at the August 19 Russian court verdict on Estonian police officer Eston Kohver who wa ...

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Putin visits Crimea, slams Ukrainian government

August 18, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

On August 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin began a three-day visit to Crimea aimed at developing the annexed Black Sea peninsula and promote touri ...

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Truce faltering as eastern Ukraine fighting spikes

August 11, 2015, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

Intense clashes this week between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels are jeopardizing a fragile peace agreement and renewing concerns of a possibl ...

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    MH17 probe yields possible parts of Russian missile
    August 11, 2015, by VOANews

    Investigators probing last year’s downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine have found fragments that may have come from a Russian surface-to-air missile. Dutch prosecutors said in a […]

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    Russian opposition activists end hunger strike
    August 9, 2015, by VOANews

    Six Russian opposition activists ended their 12-day hunger strike Saturday after one of them was hospitalized. The activists in Novosibirsk, Russia’s third-largest city, said their decision was in response to […]

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    France scuttles Mistral warship deal with Russia
    August 6, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

    The French government has decided not to deliver to Russia two high-tech warships built under a billion-euro contract with Moscow, the Elysée Palace announced on the evening of Aug. 5. […]

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    Russia concerns driving neighbours to NATO
    August 6, 2015, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

    As Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is sworn in to office Thursday, a growing chorus of voices in eastern Europe is supporting his view to have permanent troops from NATO to […]

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    Poland awards top rights prize to daughter of Boris Nemtsov
    August 5, 2015, by VOANews

    Poland has awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian democracy advocate and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov a $1.1 million human rights prize in recognition of the duo’s advocacy. Zhanna Nemtsova […]