Archive for February 18th, 2014

February 18, 2014, by Cecily Hilleary of VOANews

The arrests of several activists near Sochi have renewed attention on the ways in which dissent is suppressed in Russia.  Two members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot were […]

White House urges Ukraine government to de-escalate

February 18, 2014, by Dan Robinson of VOANews

The White House said Tuesday that the United States is “appalled” by violence in Kyiv, and urged President Viktor Yanukovych to “de- ...

Ukraine: 13 dead, including six police, more than 100 injured

February 18, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Pyatt says America will hold Yanukovych responsible Feb. 18, 11:13 p.m. — U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to Zerkalo Nedeli newspap ...

Police clash with Ukraine protesters, 9 dead

February 18, 2014, by VOANews

Ukrainian riot police used water cannons late Tuesday as they advanced on anti-government protesters in the center of Kyiv after a day of violent clas ...

  • Pussy Riot members released in Sochi
    February 18, 2014, by VOANews

    Two members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot have been released after being detained by police in Sochi, center of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina […]

  • Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Mihalevski dies at 48
    February 18, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Dimcho Mihalevski, a member of Parliament for the Bulgarian Socialist Party, died on February 18 2014 at the age of 48. Mihalevski’s death was announced by Speaker of Parliament Mihail […]