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  • Talks Result In Agreement To De-Escalate In Ukraine
    Kerry condemned a reported anti-Jewish incident in eastern Ukraine, and a threat to the Russian Orthodox Church.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:19 +0000.
  • Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis
    Russia, the US and the European Union say that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Geneva.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:17:10 GMT.
  • Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: Aeroflot
    Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16-60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:00 +0200.
  • Crisis Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Geneva Today: Beware Russian Bear Bearing Compromises
    The foreign ministers of Europe and the United States are clinging desperately to the fig leaf that Russia has not invaded Ukraine (which requires them to ramp up sanctions that may be economically costly). ...
    By Paul Roderick Gregory.  Forbes.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:09:00 GMT.
  • Text of joint statement on Ukraine
    Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva:
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:33 EDT.
  • US Authorizes Non-Lethal Aid for Ukraine
    The United States will send additional non-lethal military support to Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday, in the latest U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0400.
  • The economic imperative for post-crisis Ukraine
    The managing director of the World Economic Forum says that the popular upheaval in Ukraine has primarily been a striving for better governance, more effective institutions and a state that serves its people.
    European Voice.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:55 GMT.
  • Putin: No Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Russians during a televised call-in show Thursday that he hopes he will not have to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine, while blaming the Ukrainian government for unrest in those areas.Mr. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:05:26 -0400.
  • VIDEO: Three killed in clashes at Ukraine base
    Three people were killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine overnight, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine begin crisis talks in Geneva.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:04:20 GMT.
  • Russia is simply lying, says Murmokaite - The Baltic Times
    "Crimea's annexation and now the destabilization of eastern Ukraine is not about the protection of Russian-speaking minorities or alleged Ukraine's radical extremism. It is about ...
    Baltic Times.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
Czech map, showing Prague, its capital city, as well as other cities in the Czech Republic
Poland map, showing Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, and parts of adjoining eastern European nations
Ukraine map, showing Kiev, its capital city, and other Ukrainian cities

Facts About Eastern Europe

Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.  The government websites listed below provide official news and travel information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.

The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national currency is the Belorusian Rouble.  Belorusian and Russian are the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.

The Czech Republic's capital city is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna.  Czech is the nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated population was 10,229,000.

The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency is the Forint.  Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.

The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency is the Leu.  Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.

The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is the Zloty.  The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.

Romania's capital city is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu.  Romania's official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 22,276,000.

The Slovak Republic's capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.  Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 5,448,000.

Ukraine's capital city is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia.  Ukrainian and Russian are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 46,300,000.

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