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    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...

    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,...

    What Putin Wants
    Mar25

    What Putin Wants

    Secretary of State John Kerry was in Moscow on Thursday, where he met with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a bid to help wind down the Syrian Civil War. The Wall Street Journal report highlights the major sticking point: After four hours of talks in the Kremlin, Moscow and Washington apparently remain divided over a crucial...

    Lawyer for Russian officer in Ukraine found dead
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian officer in Ukraine found dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found shot to death, officials said on Friday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Lawyer Defending Russian Soldier in Ukraine Is Found Dead
    Mar25

    Lawyer Defending Russian Soldier in Ukraine Is Found Dead

    Yuri L. Grabovsky had been representing a serviceman detained last year and suspected by Ukrainian officials of being in eastern Ukraine on a military mission. …read more Source: The New York...

    Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Revolution
    Mar25

    Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Revolution

    It’s easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s foreign policy as simple bluster, especially since he keeps shifting his stance on key issues when challenged by questioners. The idea that Trump is a lightweight when it comes to foreign policy was bolstered earlier this week, when he met The Washington Post’s editorial board and evaded tough...

    Lawyer for Russian Soldier Found Dead in Ukraine
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian Soldier Found Dead in Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities say they found the body Friday of a lawyer representing one of two Russian soldiers being tried on terrorism charges. Yuriy Grabovsky was the defense attorney for Aleksander Aleksandrov, who was arrested last May on terrorism charges stemming from the separatist conflict in pro-Moscow eastern Ukraine. Grabovsky’s body...

    Ukrainian lawyer defending Russian serviceman found slain
    Mar25

    Ukrainian lawyer defending Russian serviceman found slain

    Relations between Ukraine and Russia grew even darker Friday when a Ukrainian lawyer was killed “in a violent way, and finished off with a fiream.” He had been defending a Russian citizen captured in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...