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    Ukrainian lawyer of Russian soldiers was kidnapped, robbed and shot to death
    Mar26

    Ukrainian lawyer of Russian soldiers was kidnapped, robbed and shot to death

    The body of a Ukrainian lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine was discovered Friday south of the capital, Kiev. Officials said Yuri Grabovsky had been kidnapped, beaten, robbed, shot to death and then buried with an explosive device around his leg. Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, who was captured along with...

    What’s Behind the Brain Drain in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar26

    What’s Behind the Brain Drain in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Ukraine. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com One of the tragedies of living in a country that is both a dictatorship and a hotbed of corruption is that many people never get a chance to realize their potential, even with top educations and skills. That’s because a relative handful of the elite in such countries skim off much of the wealth,...

    Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’
    Mar26

    Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’

    “Syria’s future is in the hands of those who must demand the rule of law and accountability for mass graves still consuming today’s innocents.” (Official photo of Tomasica mass graves) The U.S. government has issued a statement accusing ISIS of genocide, which coincides with the guilty verdict for the leader of another...

    Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’
    Mar26

    Genocide by ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’

    “Syria’s future is in the hands of those who must demand the rule of law and accountability for mass graves still consuming today’s innocents.” (Official photo of Tomasica mass graves) The U.S. government has issued a statement accusing ISIS of genocide, which coincides with the guilty verdict for the leader of another...

    Ukraine Approves ‘Savchenko-Sentsov’ Sanctions List
    Mar26

    Ukraine Approves ‘Savchenko-Sentsov’ Sanctions List

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has approved targeted sanctions against 54 individuals involved in the prosecutions of Ukrainian citizens Nadia Savchenko and Oleh Sentsov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Party’s Over: Prohibitionary Politics in Ukraine
    Mar25

    The Party’s Over: Prohibitionary Politics in Ukraine

    Matthew Pennekamp, Rachel Bauman Security, Europe The outright banning of a political party is a curiously illiberal move. In a news story that skirted the dragnet of public attention, the Kiev District’s administration court on December 16 announced that it was placing a ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU). The goal of both...

    Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate

    KIEV —Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political bloc on Friday backed the speaker of parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, to replace Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The endorsement raised hopes about a possible end to the country’s month-old political deadlock, which was brought on by last month’s failed no-confidence...

    Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president settles on a PM candidate

    KIEV —Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s political bloc on Friday backed the speaker of parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, to replace Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister. The endorsement raised hopes about a possible end to the country’s month-old political deadlock, which was brought on by last month’s failed no-confidence...

    Fighting Against IS Rages in Central Syrian Town of Palmyra
    Mar25

    Fighting Against IS Rages in Central Syrian Town of Palmyra

    DAMASCUS, Syria—Syrian government forces recaptured a Mamluk-era citadel in Palmyra from the extremist Islamic State group on Friday, Syrian state media and monitoring groups said, as the fierce battle for control of the historic town entered its third day. Syrian and Russian warplanes struck at least 56 targets inside IS-held areas of the city...

    Russia Casts Cautious Eye on US-Cuban Détente
    Mar25

    Russia Casts Cautious Eye on US-Cuban Détente

    Omar Hernandez didn’t have a role in building socialist Cuba. He was born in 1963, four years after the Cuban Revolution, and his parents had been supporters of ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista. But growing up in a small town on the island, Hernandez did soak up Russian influences: an avalanche of Russian literary classics, Soviet films,...