A former Russian lawmaker who defected to Ukraine and aired damning criticism of Russia's leadership has been gunned down in broad daylight in the heart of Kyiv in what Ukraine's president called "an act of state terrorism by Russia."
A major new investigative report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project details how more than $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014.
Protests continued in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, on March 22 over a proposed political deal that would boost the official use of the Albanian language.
Belgrade's Military Museum unveiled a display of a S-125 Neva/Pechora missile system similar to the one that brought down a NATO jet in 1999. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on March 23 released five activists who were arrested five days earlier after participating in a peaceful march to support political and press freedom.
An advisor to Ukraine’s interior ministry has claimed on Facebook that the killer of a former Russian Duma deputy gunned down in Kyiv yesterday is Pavel Parshov, a 28 year-old citizen of Ukraine born in Sevastopol, Crimea, who was wanted by authorities on suspicion of fraud and moneylaundering. (Russian Service)
A Kremlin military aide said that Russia is in negotiations to supply Turkey with S-400 defense systems, even though Turkey is a NATO member.
Calling it a “lying assertion,” a senior Russian diplomat has rejected a statement by the top U.S. general in Europe that Moscow may be helping supply Taliban militants who are fighting the U.S.-backed government and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
President Vladimir Putin has met with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin and told her that Moscow reserves the right to meet any French politician it wanted.
Moscow police have announced that a rally planned by Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny for March 26 is "illegal" and have warned potential participants that their safety could be in danger.
Russian news agencies say six Russian national guard troops and six assailants have been killed in an attack on a military unit in Chechnya.
The Kremlin has called for a review of what it said was Ukraine's "unfair" decision to bar Russia's contestant in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country.
Ukraine’s defense ministry says it has contained a fire at a munitions depot in the country's Kharkiv region that caused the evacuation of 20,000 people, one death, and numerous injuries. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Belarus state television is reporting that the country's security agency, the KGB, has detained an unspecified number of people on suspicion of plotting mass disorder.
An RFE/RL investigation has shown that more than two dozen companies with ties to the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev or to other government officials do not appear on the Azerbaijani Tax Ministry's public registry. At least one of those companies appears to have been removed from the registry in recent weeks.
Commenting on the March 23 murder of Russian ex-Duma Deputy Denis Voronenkov in Kyiv, prominent Ukrainian political analyst Oles Doniy speculated on the possibility of Russia’s involvement, saying the interest of Russia could be twofold. “On the one hand, it was revenge for so-called defection, and on the other, it could be an attempt by the security services to protect themselves from a source of information, not so much about [former Ukrainian President] Viktor Yanukovich, but about corrupt practices among the Russian leadership involving drug trafficking.” (Russian Service)