Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.
President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to bring the "vile" killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov to justice as Western leaders and Russia`s opposition roundly condemned the drive-by shooting near the Kremlin walls.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.
Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country`s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.
The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the US government implants spyware on computer hard drives for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the law."
Pro-Russian rebels said they will swap prisoners with the Ukrainian side on Saturday as part of a battered truce that the West hopes will cool a deadly conflict that has poisoned relations with Moscow.
Militias of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine have announced a prisoner swap of its and Kiev`s troops Saturday, according to the press centre of the DPR government.