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    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia
    May27

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

    OTTAWA – The CBC reported on May 18 that Mustafa Dzhemilev, a long-time human rights activist repeatedly jailed for political dissent in the former Soviet Union and a leader of the Crimean Tatars, urged the government of Canada “to live up to its promises and pass legislation to punish Russians defying human rights.” Mr. Dzhemilev, […]...

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine
    May27

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) Nancy Izzo-Jackson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Jenkins on May 20 announced that the United States will provide more than $28 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to...

    Podcast: Now That She’s Free
    May27

    Podcast: Now That She’s Free

    For 708 days, Nadia Savchenko was a symbol of Ukrainian resolve and resistance. How will she fare as a politician? Listen to this week’s Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko Open To Running For President, Has Strong Words For Putin
    May27

    Savchenko Open To Running For President, Has Strong Words For Putin

    Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who was released this week after being jailed in Russia for nearly two years, has said she would consider running for president if her fellow Ukrainians want her to. At a press conference in Kyiv on May 27, Savchenko also spoke harshly of Vladimir Putin, using a popular epithet for the Russian president....

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Germany Says EU Sanctions Against Kremlin Could Be Lifted
    May27

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Germany Says EU Sanctions Against Kremlin Could Be Lifted

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Greece Friday courting a European Union member ahead of the bloc’s vote on whether to renew sanctions against the Kremlin over its actions in Ukraine. Germany said Friday it would support the gradual lifting of sanctions if Russia was able to demonstrate progress toward implanting the Minsk peace...

    Nadiya Savchenko Ready to Run for President of Ukraine
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko Ready to Run for President of Ukraine

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was released by Russia earlier this week, has announced she is willing to run for president “if needed.” Savchenko spent nearly two years in Russian detention under allegations that she was complicit in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. She denied the charges and accused...

    Released Ukrainian prisoner Savchenko says she’s ready to be president
    May27

    Released Ukrainian prisoner Savchenko says she’s ready to be president

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 27 (UPI) — Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot recently released from Russian captivity, said she would be prepared to serve as president if elected. …read more Source: United Press...

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it
    May27

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

    Nadezhda Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero’s welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that’s what Ukrainians wanted. …read more Source: CTV...

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it
    May27

    Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

    MOSCOW (AP) — Nadezhda Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero’s welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she… …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, May 27, 2016
    May27

    The Morning Vertical, May 27, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...