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    Russia detains dozens of protestors demanding release of jailed Ukrainian pilot
    Mar08

    Russia detains dozens of protestors demanding release of jailed Ukrainian pilot

    Police in Moscow detained dozens of peaceful protesters demanding the release of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as top U.S. officials added their voices to the growing chorus of Western leaders and diplomats calling on Russia set her free. Around 100 demonstrators gathered in Moscow on March 8, International Women’s Day, to demand...

    Ralph Goodale says Ukraine cyberattack caused ‘international anxiety’
    Mar08

    Ralph Goodale says Ukraine cyberattack caused ‘international anxiety’

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked his public safety minister to review all government operations to see if Canada is well protected against a possible cyberattack. This review comes on the heels of the cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid last December that caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of people. …read more Source:...

    Meanwhile, in Syria…
    Mar08

    Meanwhile, in Syria…

    What’s been happening in Syria since the “cessation of hostilities” began to take effect about ten days ago? Both less and more than meets the eye of the casual observer.When I last wrote about Syria, here and here, I was skeptical that the forthcoming cessation of hostilities would stick for long. So were most sentient observers. So was...

    Skaters lead rush of meldonium cases after Sharapova’s test
    Mar08

    Skaters lead rush of meldonium cases after Sharapova’s test

    MOSCOW (AP) — With the sports world’s attention focused on Maria Sharapova’s positive test for meldonium, three other doping cases among elite Russian athletes have emerged in the last two days. World champion speedskater Pavel Kulizhnikov, Olympic gold medal-winning ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova and national team volleyball player...

    EU Lawmakers Demand Sanctions On Putin, 28 Others Over Savchenko
    Mar08

    EU Lawmakers Demand Sanctions On Putin, 28 Others Over Savchenko

    Members of the European Parliament have urged EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to impose personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and 28 other individuals over the “illegal” treatment of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian ‘Former Fascist’ Who Fought With Separatists Says Moscow Unleashed, Orchestrated Ukraine War
    Mar08

    Russian ‘Former Fascist’ Who Fought With Separatists Says Moscow Unleashed, Orchestrated Ukraine War

    An extreme Russian nationalist who fought alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine says it is clear that Moscow has orchestrated the war, despite the Kremlin’s claims to the contrary. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian protesters demand that Russia release Savchenko
    Mar08

    Ukrainian protesters demand that Russia release Savchenko

    A few hundred people marched to the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on Tuesday to demand that Russia free Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, whose cause also was taken up by the U.S. vice-president and supporters elsewhere. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine’s Female Soldiers Fight For Equality On The Battlefield
    Mar08

    Ukraine’s Female Soldiers Fight For Equality On The Battlefield

    Around 100 female recruits are training at a camp near Lviv to become full-time members of the Ukrainian army. They don’t know whether their unit will be sent into combat, but these soldiers are already winning their first battle — proving that they have the same skill and courage as their male counterparts. (Halyna Tereshchuk, Marian...

    Russian Imports of Georgian Wine Skyrocket After Ban is Lifted
    Mar08

    Russian Imports of Georgian Wine Skyrocket After Ban is Lifted

    Russia has more than doubled its imports of Georgian wine in the first two months of the year, only three years after lifting a ban on sales of the drink, Georgia’s National Wine Agency reports. Moscow’s relations with Tbilisi were nearing an all-time low in 2006, when Georgia’s then-President Mikheil Saakashvili openly pursued...

    Ukraine Retracts Appointment Of ‘Homophobic’ Family Ombudsman
    Mar08

    Ukraine Retracts Appointment Of ‘Homophobic’ Family Ombudsman

    Ukraine’s government has retracted the recent appointment of Adrian Bukovynskiy to the post of family ombudsman after activists complained he is biased against homosexuals. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...