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    Ukrainian pilot released in prisoner-swap warns ‘nothing is forgotten or forgiven’
    May31

    Ukrainian pilot released in prisoner-swap warns ‘nothing is forgotten or forgiven’

    Kiev // She was strong, she was strident, she was not to be cowed. In an emotionally-charged first appearance before the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday, Nadiya Savchenko, the pilot released in exchange for two Russians strode to the podium draped in the Ukrainian flag and sang the national anthem. She also tore down a banner bearing her name and...

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea
    May31

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea

    Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersSince Russia’s illegal seizure and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on March 18, 2014, six countries have come out in support of Moscow. And in any other circumstance, the support Russia has received would be enough to make politicians blush. The following map from the spokesperson for the US Embassy Russia shows the...

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy
    May31

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy

    A Polish military officer has been sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of spying on his homeland for Russia, national broadcaster Radio Polska reports. Lieutenant Colonel J. Zbigniew, whose full name was not given, had been arrested in 2014 and convicted last month, although the verdict and details about the trial were made...

    Ukraine’s fallen leader Viktor Yanukovych ‘paid bribes of $2 billion’ – or $1.4 million for every day he was president
    May31
    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms
    May31

    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms

    Germany is discussing the possibility of easing some sanctions on Russia, as the European nation looks to warm diplomatic and economic relations with Moscow, according to a new Monday report in German Der Spiegel magazine. The European Union is set to decide whether to renew sanctions on Russia by the end of June, and several nations have voiced...

    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols
    May31

    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols

    Goodbye Lenin: Ukraine rids itself of Soviet symbols …read more Source:...

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’
    May31

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes easing EU sanctions on Russia — provided it fulfils certain conditions — is an important element in the hunt for a solution to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. “We should be smart when it comes to dealing with these sanctions,” he told foreign journalists in Berlin on Tuesday. “To...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’
    May31

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko wasted no time Tuesday criticizing Ukrainian lawmakers after she was sworn in as a member of Parliament following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia last week. …read more Source: International Business...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions
    May31

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions

    Each time the European Union’s sanctions against Russia come up for renewal, there’s speculation that some countries might break ranks and vote against the trade and financing restrictions. There will probably be no deserters this time around either; but a softening of the sanctions is on the cards in the near future. In December, the...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...