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    Russia Releases Jailed Ukrainian Pilot
    May26

    Russia Releases Jailed Ukrainian Pilot

    KYIV, Ukraine—As part of a prisoner swap, Russia has released jailed Ukrainian Army helicopter pilot and Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko, who became a national symbol of Ukrainian resistance to Russia since her capture nearly two years ago. “This is good news for Ukraine,” said Alexander, a 21-year-old student who was out celebrating...

    What Lies Behinds Putin’s “Humanitarian Gesture” towards Savchenko?
    May26

    What Lies Behinds Putin’s “Humanitarian Gesture” towards Savchenko?

    Ukrainian Air Force pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured and held in Russia for two years, and who was recently convicted in a show trial for the murder of two Russian war correspondents, was granted amnesty by Vladimir Putin and returned to Kyiv today. The release was done in secrecy and became public only after President Petro...

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot
    May26

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot

    In a prisoner trade with Kiev, Moscow agrees to release Savchenko, a Ukrainian heroine, for two Russian soldiers (or spooks) it wont admit were serving. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations
    May25

    Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations

    Russia’s release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, exchanged for two Russian servicemen, was welcomed by rights groups and supporters. They maintain her nearly two-year detention, trial, and 22-year sentence on charges of complicity in the deaths of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine was a political show. “When Savchenko was...

    Ukrainian pilot hailed a hero at home after being freed by Russia
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot hailed a hero at home after being freed by Russia

    Ukraine released two Russians in exchange for Nadezhda Savchenko, who was originally convicted in Russia in the deaths of two journalists. …read more Source: Toronto...

    UN Torture Group Suspends Ukraine Visit Over Obstructions
    May25

    UN Torture Group Suspends Ukraine Visit Over Obstructions

    A United Nations torture prevention group has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Who Pretended To Be High Schooler Faces U.S. Fraud Charges
    May25

    Ukrainian Who Pretended To Be High Schooler Faces U.S. Fraud Charges

    A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges in the United States. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Prisoner swap brings Ukrainian pilot home to applause – and maybe politics
    May25

    Prisoner swap brings Ukrainian pilot home to applause – and maybe politics

    Nadezhda Savchenko returned home after nearly two years of imprisonment in Russia. In return, Ukraine released two captured Russians it convicted of waging war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Study: Kremlin Uses Anti-extremism Law to Suppress Dissent
    May25

    Study: Kremlin Uses Anti-extremism Law to Suppress Dissent

    Russia is using its anti-extremism laws to crack down on dissent, analysts and human rights advocates say. A recent study found that the number of Russians sentenced to prison for extremism tripled over the last five years. A growing number of journalists and dissidents say they have been targeted by prosecutors. Journalists and dissidents are...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot returns home after 2 years in Russia
    May25

    Freed Ukrainian pilot returns home after 2 years in Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia freed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday after holding her for nearly two years, with President Vladimir Putin pardoning her as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president sent his plane to pick up Savchenko in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia and bring her home to Kiev,...