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Following a week of intense attacks, shelling appeared to ease somewhat around the government-held, eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka, but soldiers there said they still come under fire from Russia-backed separatists.
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President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian Air Force on high alert for a snap inspection, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West.
Russia said it will convene a conference of regional powers this month on settling the Afghanistan conflict and push again to include the Taliban.
A court in the provincial Russian city of Kirov has found opposition political activist and anticorruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny guilty in an embezzlement case.
A senior U.S. legislator has voiced concern for the life of Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., who fell critically ill last week in Moscow for the second time in two years.
A separatist commander in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk has been assassinated, Russia-backed separatists say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a deal to build the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline to southern Europe, state media reported on February 7, clearing the way for a 30-year collaboration between Russia and Turkey on the nearly 1,100-kilometer project.
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay a group of Russian activists 183,000 euros ($197,300) in compensation for limiting their right to hold public gatherings.
An independent group of Russian filmmakers is protesting what it says are efforts by a State Duma deputy from Russia-annexed Crimea to "censor" a film about a love affair between the future Tsar Nicholas II and a young ballerina.
Kyiv’s city council on February 7 ruled to terminate a lease concluded with the Russian Embassy in 1998, according to which the Russian Federation, for a fee of 1 hryvnya ($ 0.04) a year, received the right to build a new embassy, consulate and ambassador's residence. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Some Ukrainian lawmakers, dissatisfied with the second round of e-declarations on assets and income, have proposed loosening requirements, while the European Union’s delegation in Ukraine has criticized newly proposed legislation that would allow heads of state enterprises to hide their incomes, and prevent independent inspections of the country’s anti-corruption bureau.
Russian blogger Aleksandr Lapshin, who is wanted by Azerbaijan on allegations of supporting the independence of Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, was flown from Minsk to Baku over objections from Moscow that he be sent to Russia.
Moldova's pro-Russia President Igor Dodon has warned NATO against moving too quickly to seek closer ties with Moldova and opening a liaison office in Chisinau.
Elvira Sarykhalil, a Crimean-Tatar folkloric jazz singer, told RFE/RL that she’s decided to stay on the peninsula despite feeling unsafe. A mass exodus “would be a great loss especially for Crimean Tatars,” and, she said, “I want to...preserve the language, so that Crimean Tatars have the opportunity to experience their culture alive.” (over 75k views on Russian Service website)