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The news to 1 December 2013 Protests have taken place in Ukraine following the country’s failure to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. The largest protests were seen in the capital, Kyiv, where students occupied the City Council building and other protestors threatened to topple a Soviet-era statue of Lenin. Organisers continued to call … Continue reading

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The news to 24 November 2013 Large protests in Kyiv over failure of EU-integration path. Unverified reports put numbers at 100,000. pic.twitter.com/UmYJl2AyMW — Vostok Cable (@VostokCable) November 24, 2013 Ukrainians protested in large numbers at the decision of the country’s government to suspend negotiations with the European Union over the signature of an Association Agreement. … Continue reading

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The news to 17 November 2013 Efforts by the EU to negotiate a settlement to the row over Yulia Tymoshenko’s imprisonment continued, as politicians emphasised the importance of Ukraine signing an Association Agreement at the Vilnius Summit in a week’s time. Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, said that Ukraine’s hopes of greater integration with Europe … Continue reading

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The news to 21 October 2013 Alexei Navalny, the Moscow mayoral candidate and anti-corruption campaigner, was given a suspended sentence following a conviction for fraud. The charge, widely seen as politically motivated, had been seen as a way of silencing Navalny, but defeat in an apparently honest municipal in Moscow gave the regime a degree … Continue reading

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The news to 13 October 2013 Race riots broke out last night in Moscow, following rumours that an ethnic Russian has been killed by a Central Asian immigrant. More than a thousand people were reportedly detained by the authorities following the violence. Presidential hopeful and oppositionist, Alexei Navalny used the occasion to blame Vladimir Putin … Continue reading