Belarus

16 April 2015
Another Yanukovych Ally Dies, Russian Environmental Activist Loses Early Release Bid

Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
andrei purgin
7 April 2015
Poroshenko Open to Autonomy Referendum, Poland to Build Towers on Russian Border

Plus, Belarusian leader signs decree fining the unemployed; Czech politicians slam president over planned Moscow trip.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
1 April 2015
Post-Easter Attack Predicted in Ukraine, More Deaths on Bulgarian Border

Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
17 March 2015
Cold Reception for Kyiv’s Autonomy Offer, Papal Envoy Welcomed in Belarus
Plus, details of Russian ‘troll factories’ emerge and Hungary adjusts to new restrictions on Sunday shopping.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
27 February 2015
Ukraine Expels Russian Journalists, EU Urges Balkan Clampdown on Asylum Seekers
Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s leader blasts Belarus for sheltering ‘villainous’ Bakiev brothers, and the Caspian Sea states pledge to save the endangered sturgeon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
20 February 2015
Caught Between the Ruble and Red Tape

Belarus’ sole traders are sinking as the currency slides and new customs regulations kick in.

By Volha Khvoin
 
13 February 2015
Ukraine Fighting Continues As Truce Nears; Minsk Host Says Coffee, Cheese Helped Fuel Talks

Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.

By Timothy Spence
 
3 February 2015
West Fears Another Abkhazia in Eastern Ukraine, Romanian Judges Guilty in Bribery Case

Plus, Merkel urges Hungary’s Orban to respect dissent, and crowdfunders aim to save a Belarus bookstore from a crippling fine.

By Barbara Frye, Piers Lawson, and Ioana Caloianu
 
30 January 2015
Minsk Plans Another Round of Ukraine Talks, Slovaks to Vote on Gay Marriage

Plus, Serbia’s military chief faces new Kosovo allegations, and Mongolia gets a taste of SMS democracy.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
28 January 2015
U.S. Gives Military Hardware to Uzbekistan, New Outbreak of Violence in Pristina

Plus, the murder trial of a fugitive Kazakhstani tycoon is postponed, and Belarus rediscovers its own language.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 

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