Eastern Europe & Russia

2 September 2015
EU Extends Sanctions on Russia
Uptick in Ukraine violence strengthens union resolve to keep up pressure on Moscow.
2 September 2015
Beijing Parade Draws Putin, but Few Other World Leaders
Serbia’s president tries to drum up more Chinese investment.
2 September 2015
Ukraine Coalition Weakened as Rightists Quit

Death toll rises to three after far-right groups assault parliament.

Dmytro Sadovnyk
1 September 2015
Kyiv Ex-Security Chief Held Over 2014 Maidan Killings

As Ukraine comes to terms with the deadly clash in Kyiv, prosecutors are slowly closing in on the officials behind the repressions in 2014. From the Kharkhiv Human Rights Protection Group.

By Halya Coynash
1 September 2015
Ismayilova, Fierce Critic of Aliev Regime, Jailed
Plus, Tajikistan bans Islamist party and a blacklisted Russian singer is given permission for EU entry on medical grounds.
1 September 2015
Hungary Arrests Migrant Traffickers
More tension with neighboring countries as Hungary stops trains, ejects migrants.



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