Posts tagged as separatists

Lithuanian politician praises Donetsk separatist leader, gets expelled from party group

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Sergej Dmitrijev has been expelled from the Lithuanian Labor Party’s political group after praising Alexander Zakharchenko, a Donetsk separatist leader who was killed two years ago, as a hero. Aidas Gedvilas, the group’s leader, said they decided to expel Dmitrijev on Wednesday. “When the information published on social networks reached us, the group […] decided unanimously and categorically that we are strictly distancing ourselves from such views of Sergej Dmitrijev…

Third night of violence in Barcelona after jailing of Catalan separatists

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Street violence escalated in Barcelona late on Wednesday, as protesters set cars on fire and threw acid at police officers in a third night of unrest following the imprisonment this week of nine pro-independence leaders for their roles in the failed 2017 push for regional independence. Officers from the Catalan force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, were reported to have fired teargas and run over two protesters during clashes that quickly spread…

More Catalan separatist MP in Spanish parliament after election

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Following the Spanish interim general election, among members of parliament representing the region of Catalonia, the proportion politicians supporting the region’s separation from Spain has increased. French news agency AFP reports that the results of the Sunday, April 28 election, showed that separatist parties saw their share of the vote in Catalonia increase to 39 percent from 32 percent in the last general election in 2016, giving them five more…

For Kremlin, Ukrainian election a choice between lesser of three evils

By Andrew Osborn on Friday, March 8, 2019

Before Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in east Ukraine, Moscow had a Ukrainian president who did much of what it wanted. Now, as Ukraine readies to elect a new leader, none of the main candidates look that enticing to Russia. Viktor Yanukovich, the last Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president, was toppled by protests in 2014 and fled to Russia, and Petro Poroshenko, his successor, has put fierce opposition to Moscow at…