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    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    A Russian court jailed Oleh Sentsov, an award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker who opposed the annexation of Crimea, for 20 years after convicting him of terrorism in a controversial trial. Sentsov, who’s been named a political prisoner by the Russian human rights group Memorial, was sentenced by the North Caucasus military court in...

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger
    Aug25

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger

    The FSB is stalling the US oil-services giant Schlumberger’s latest deal. Back in January, Schlumberger announced that it agreed to acquire a minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Company, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, for $1.7 billion. But the FSB — the successor of the KGB — is reportedly holding...

    Ukraine says EU ready to toughen stance against Russia
    Aug25

    Ukraine says EU ready to toughen stance against Russia

    Ukraine said Tuesday that the leaders of Germany and France had agreed to back “firm” steps against Russia should pro-Moscow rebels hold disputed elections in the ex-Soviet state’s separatist east. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian film director receives sentence for “terrorist attacks”
    Aug25

    Ukrainian film director receives sentence for “terrorist attacks”

    MOSCOW: A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for “terrorist attacks” in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Oleg Sentsov sings Ukrainian national anthem as he is sentenced to 20 years in Russian penal colony – video
    Aug25

    Oleg Sentsov sings Ukrainian national anthem as he is sentenced to 20 years in Russian penal colony – video

    Film director Oleg Sentsov sings the Ukrainian national anthem as he is sentenced to 20 years in a high-security penal colony by a Russian military court for ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea. Along with a second defendant, Alexander Kolchenko who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Sentsov laughs in derision when the sentencing was...

    Ukraine says EU ready to toughen stance against Russia
    Aug25

    Ukraine says EU ready to toughen stance against Russia

    Ukraine said Tuesday that the leaders of Germany and France had agreed to back “firm” steps against Russia … …read more Source: Gulf...

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem

    A Russian court on August 25 sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and his co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko, to long prison terms on terrorism-related charges. The two men, who say the charges are politically motivated, sang the Ukrainian national anthem at the court hearing in Rostov-on-Don. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read...

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial. The court in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don said Oleg Sentsov had set up a terror cell in the...

    Deputy PM Kuneva to Discuss Bulgaria’s Bid to Join Schengen on Finland Visit
    Aug25

    Deputy PM Kuneva to Discuss Bulgaria’s Bid to Join Schengen on Finland Visit

    Bulgaria’s bid to join the EU’s Schengen borderless area and the increasing migratory pressure on Europe will be in the focus of a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva and Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini, the government in Sofia said on Tuesday. Kuneva, who is in charge of European policies coordination and...

    Ukraine to up troop numbers
    Aug25

    Ukraine to up troop numbers

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko hands over a flag of a military unit. AP PHOTO/MYKOLA LAZARENKO BY EFREM LUKATSKY The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a...