Opposition journalist gunned down in central Kiev

first_img(Photo: Volodymyr Shuvayev / AFP) News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more March 26, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts RSF_en Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media to go further Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation News UkraineEurope – Central Asia April 16, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist gunned down in central Kiev Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns opposition journalist Oles Buzina’s murder shortly after midday today in central Kiev. Police said they were looking for two masked individuals who shot him from a moving car and then sped away.Aged 45, Buzina was known for his pro-Russian views and opposition to the government established in Ukraine after the Maidan Square revolution of February 2014. He regarded the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples “as one,” opposed the construction of a Ukrainian national identity, and advocated Ukraine’s federalization. He worked for many Russian news media and was briefly the editor of Segodnya, a daily owned by Rinat Akhmetov, a very wealthy businessman.“The Ukrainian authorities must do everything possible to quickly identify the perpetrators and possible masterminds of this murder,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk“The investigators must consider all possible scenarios and follow up all leads without their work being affected by any politicization of the case. It is now or never if the police and judicial authorities want to demonstrate that they have ended the culture of impunity.”Buzina’s murder came just one day after Oleh Kalashnikov, a former legislator and supporter of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych, was fatally shot outside his Kiev apartment.Russian President Vladimir Putin lost no time in describing Buzina’s death as the “latest political killing” in Ukraine, while Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the two deaths as a “deliberate provocation” designed to destabilize the country. September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Receives NCAA Division II Tournament Bid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCANYON, Texas-Sunday evening, Dixie State men’s basketball received its ninth all-time NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in the program’s 14th season of four-year competition during the selection show Sunday evening.The Trailblazers received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA South Central region. Head coach Jon Judkins’ squad will play fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado School of Mines as the Orediggers are the No. 6 seed, Saturday at Canyon, Texas. This region will be hosted by No. 1 seed West Texas A&M.The Buffaloes are the champions of the Lone Star Conference tournament.Dixie State is No. 23 this week and their 23 wins on the season are tied for the most in the program’s history at the four-year level.Should Dixie State advance past the Orediggers, who defeated the Trailblazers 80-79 in overtime January 4, they would play in Sunday’s regional semifinals against the winner of the match-up between No. 2 St. Edward’s (Texas) and No. 7 Dallas Baptist.If Dixie State advances to the regional final at Canyon, Texas, that game would be March 17. Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball Written by Brad James March 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Receives NCAA Division II Tournament Bidlast_img read more