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    Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike
    Mar16

    Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike

    A female Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia on murder charges that Kiev says are politically motivated restarted a hunger strike that officials have warned could kill her, her lawyer tells AFP …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimea fetes anniversary of vote to join Russia
    Mar16

    Crimea fetes anniversary of vote to join Russia

    Crimea kicked off celebrations Monday to mark one year since a controversial vote that led to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula, a historic shift blasted by the West and Ukraine as an illegal takeover. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia starts nationwide show of force
    Mar16

    Russia starts nationwide show of force

    More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin’s biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows.President Vladimir Putin called the Navy’s Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in...

    Ukraine mired in intense negotiations with creditors
    Mar16

    Ukraine mired in intense negotiations with creditors

    Debt reduction will further charge relations with Russia, which holds $3 billion of country’s debt. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    With pomp and no regrets, Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia
    Mar16

    With pomp and no regrets, Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia

    Moscow is pulling out all the stops to mark the first anniversary …read more Source: Gulf...

    Poroshenko tables resolution on UN force for Ukraine
    Mar16

    Poroshenko tables resolution on UN force for Ukraine

    Draft legislation expected to be discussed in Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    EU warns of Russian military buildup in Crimea
    Mar16

    EU warns of Russian military buildup in Crimea

    The EU warned March 16 of a continued Russian military build-up in Crimea as it condemned Moscow’s “illegal annexation” of the peninsula from Ukraine one year ago. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia Conducts Massive Arctic Military Drills
    Mar16

    Russia Conducts Massive Arctic Military Drills

    MOSCOW—The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the West over Ukraine. The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50 surface ships and submarines, and 110 aircraft are intended to check...

    The Kremlin’s troll army
    Mar16

    The Kremlin’s troll army

    The murder of an opposition politician in Moscow, Boris Nemtsov, is the latest big political story to come out of a country, where the media are a story of their own. Over the past year, a new battleground has emerged in the information war between Russia and its western rivals. You can find it in the comments section of just about any news site...

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman.Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later Monday, and a Kremlin official confirmed to AFP that the...

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