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    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president
    Sep11

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The president of Azerbaijan has pardoned an Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the pardon on Monday for Alexander Lapshin and it went into effect immediately, Haaretz reported. In July, Lapshin, 40, who also...

    Crimean Tatar leader jailed for stirring anti-Russia protests
    Sep11

    Crimean Tatar leader jailed for stirring anti-Russia protests

    A court in Crimea handed down a prison sentence of eight years Monday to a Crimean Tatar leader, Ahtem Chiygoz, found guilty of stirring up mass disorder, his lawyer told Reuters. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Bulgarians join NATO exercise in Ukraine
    Sep11

    Bulgarians join NATO exercise in Ukraine

    Twenty-five military from the Land Forces of Bulgaria are in Ukraine to take part in the Rapid Trident 2017 NATO exercise. Other countries to have joined the exercise include USA, Canada, Estonia, Italy Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Turkey and Great Britain. The exercise aims to achieve full interoperability between the units...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

    A court in Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Crimea region has sentenced a prominent Crimean Tatar leader, Akhtem Chiygoz, to eight years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine
    Sep11

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who is stripped of citizenship there and in Ukraine, is an exceptional position: He’s a stateless ex-head of state. …read more Source: The New York...

    WATCH: Saakashvili Breaks Through Ukrainian Border With Help of Supporters
    Sep11

    WATCH: Saakashvili Breaks Through Ukrainian Border With Help of Supporters

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Slobodyan said Saakashvili “illegally crossed the border” as he and his supporters did not pass through security checks. “The crowd… broke through the Shegini checkpoint… in fact, one could say, invaded the territory of Poland, took Mikheil Saakashvili, started a fight with the border guards and dragged Saakashvili into the...

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine (AFP)
    Sep11

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine (AFP)

    Shegyni (Ukraine) (AFP) – Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out. …read more Source: The West...

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine (AFP)
    Sep11

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine (AFP)

    Shegyni (Ukraine) (AFP) – Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out. …read more Source: The West...

    Saakasvhili stranded on Polish-Ukrainian border for hours.
    Sep11

    Saakasvhili stranded on Polish-Ukrainian border for hours.

    Former Georgian President and governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili, was stranded on the Polish-Ukrainian border for hours before his supporters helped him force his way into the country. Saakashvili was traveling by train which was stopped in Przemyśl as Ukrainian border guards denied him entry. He was joined by hundreds...

    Saakashvili Supporters Force Entry Into Ukraine

    Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast, managed to get him through a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing near the village of Shehyni in Ukraine late on September 10. Ukrainian authorities had previously stopped him from entering the country by train earlier that day. RFE/RL...