Eurasia Situation Reports

Russia: Opposition Leader, Protesters Detained At Demonstrations Nationwide

Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on March 26, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Reuters reported. Read more…

Belarus: Anti-Government Protesters Gather In Three Major Cities

Hundreds of anti-government protesters came out into the streets of the Belarusian cities of Minsk, Brest and Grodno on March 25 in spite of a government ban on demonstrations, AP reported. Read more…

France: Marine Le Pen Meets Russian President

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 24, The Moscow Times reported. Read more…

Ukraine: Unconfirmed Reports Indicate Russian Dissident Shot In Kiev

According to unconfirmed reports on Twitter, exiled Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in front of the Premier Palace Hotel near Maidan Square in central Kiev on March 23. Read more…

U.S.: Information Suggests Possible Coordination Between Trump Campaign, Russia

The FBI is reviewing information that suggests associates of U.S. President Donald Trump were in contact with suspected Russian operatives, perhaps to coordinate the release of information that would hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign, U.S. officials said, CNN reported March 22. Read more…

Belarus: President Accuses Western Intelligence Agencies Of Inflaming Protests

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said March 21 that Western intelligence agencies are supporting ongoing protests against him, BelTA reported. Read more…

U.S.: Secretary Of State To Discuss Strengthening NATO In Baltic Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with the foreign ministers of the Baltic states March 28 in Washington to discuss regional threats and strengthening NATO, The Lithuania Tribune reported March 21. Read more…

Syria: Russia To Train Kurdish Forces Under New Agreement, YGP Spokesman Says

Russia and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a powerful Syrian Kurdish militia, have reached an agreement over training and a Russian military base in northwestern Syria, a YPG spokesman said March 20, Reuters reported. Read more…

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