Many Ukrainians call them the 'heavenly hundred': The people shot on Kiev's Independence Square during protests in February. Weeks later, ceremonies have been held for the dead to mark the end of the orthodox mourning period.
The far-left Kremlin critic, serving a one-month sentence for illegal protesting, has been taken to a Moscow hospital. Sergei Udaltsov spent many years in jail for his opposition towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
For more than four years, the German military has been flying injured Ukrainians to German cities for treatment. One German lawmaker fears "fascist" paramilitaries could be among them.
The unofficial start of Ukraine's presidential race begins on August 24. After years of unrest, Ukrainians are clamoring for new politicians and appear ready to throw support behind their most famous rock star.
Following days of protests in the Moldovan capital Chisinau, a new alliance between opposition parties has formed. It is calling for recent election results to be honored and for an independent judiciary.
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