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    UN panel against torture cuts short Ukraine visit
    May25

    UN panel against torture cuts short Ukraine visit

    A U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero

    MOSCOW (AP) — When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed separatists. Nearly two years after she was captured, then tried and convicted in Russia, she returned home to a rapturous welcome in Kiev…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero

    MOSCOW (AP) — When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed… …read more Source:...

    Savchenko Defiant After Release By Russia
    May25

    Savchenko Defiant After Release By Russia

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadio Savchenko said she was prepared to continue fighting for her country. After nearly two years of imprisonment, she was released by Russia on May 25 in a prisoner exchange. Savchenko was swapped for two Russians who had been captured in eastern Ukraine while fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists. Speaking next to...

    “There is No Money. Chin Up!”
    May25

    “There is No Money. Chin Up!”

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday faced angry retirees in Crimea, demanding the government index their pensions to inflation. On the news clip embedded in this article, a woman complains to the Prime Minister to about her tough life in the annexed territory: It is impossible to live in Crimea for this money, prices are insane, our...

    UN panel against torture cuts short Ukraine visit
    May25

    UN panel against torture cuts short Ukraine visit

    A U.N. panel aimed to prevent torture says it’s cutting short a trip to Ukraine because security forces aren’t granting access to sites that it wants to visit. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine Pilot, Jailed by Russia, is Released
    May25

    Ukraine Pilot, Jailed by Russia, is Released

    A Ukrainian pilot held in Russian custody has been released. Nadiya Savchenko arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday after spending nearly two years in a Russian prison. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot was released as part of an apparent prisoner swap with Moscow, with two alleged Russian soldiers leaving Ukraine earlier in the day, according to an...

    Georgia’s Delicate Foreign Policy Dance
    May25

    Georgia’s Delicate Foreign Policy Dance

    Denis Corboy, William Courtney, Kenneth Yalowitz Georgia, Eurasia Georgia’s security always seems to be precarious. At a summit meeting in Warsaw in early July, NATO will consider how best to deter Russia. Ukraine and the Baltics will be at center stage. But Georgia deserves a signal in Warsaw that it will not be forgotten if Russia adopts...

    Ukrainian pilot Savchenko returning home after prisoner swap with Russia
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot Savchenko returning home after prisoner swap with Russia

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 25 (UPI) — Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko was freed by Russia in a prisoner swap in which two intelligence officers will be returned to Russia by Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia frees female Ukrainian pilot held for nearly two years in prisoner swap for jailed servicemen
    May25

    Russia frees female Ukrainian pilot held for nearly two years in prisoner swap for jailed servicemen

    Nadezhda Savchenko was captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced in March to 22 years in prison …read more Source: Vancouver...