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    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
    Jun01

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

    TVER, Russia — Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison. At least 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech...

    NATO Introduces Warsaw Summit
    Jun01

    NATO Introduces Warsaw Summit

    Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general, said that troops needed to be placed in Poland to address growing international problems, citing Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and the refugee crisis. …read more Source: The New York...

    “Putin is a Local Bully With Nuclear Weapons”
    May31

    “Putin is a Local Bully With Nuclear Weapons”

    Stanislav Belkovsky is one of the most outspoken and controversial political experts in modern Russia. He is the author of 12 books, including Vladimir Putin’s Business (2006), where he estimated Putin’s fortune to be $40 billion at the time of publication. In 2004, he was a political advisor to the Ukrainian opposition, and he...

    Diplomatica: Moldova forges closer ties with Canada
    May31

    Diplomatica: Moldova forges closer ties with Canada

    One of the Moldovan ambassador’s main tasks is to familiarize Canadians with her small Eastern European country. And now Ala Beleavschi has a new tool in her arsenal: the Canada-Moldova Parliamentary Friendship Group. There was a more informal group, headed by the country’s then-honorary consul in Toronto, but now it’s a...

    10,000 Ukrainians Killed So Far in Two-Year War
    May31

    10,000 Ukrainians Killed So Far in Two-Year War

    Since the start of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, 10,000 Ukrainians have been killed and over twice as many wounded, the deputy head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has announced. Fighting between pro-government factions and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has been...

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea
    May31

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea

    Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersSince Russia’s illegal seizure and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on March 18, 2014, six countries have come out in support of Moscow. And in any other circumstance, the support Russia has received would be enough to make politicians blush. The following map from the spokesperson for the US Embassy Russia shows the...

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy
    May31

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy

    A Polish military officer has been sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of spying on his homeland for Russia, national broadcaster Radio Polska reports. Lieutenant Colonel J. Zbigniew, whose full name was not given, had been arrested in 2014 and convicted last month, although the verdict and details about the trial were made...

    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms
    May31

    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms

    Germany is discussing the possibility of easing some sanctions on Russia, as the European nation looks to warm diplomatic and economic relations with Moscow, according to a new Monday report in German Der Spiegel magazine. The European Union is set to decide whether to renew sanctions on Russia by the end of June, and several nations have voiced...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’
    May31

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko wasted no time Tuesday criticizing Ukrainian lawmakers after she was sworn in as a member of Parliament following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia last week. …read more Source: International Business...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions
    May31

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions

    Each time the European Union’s sanctions against Russia come up for renewal, there’s speculation that some countries might break ranks and vote against the trade and financing restrictions. There will probably be no deserters this time around either; but a softening of the sanctions is on the cards in the near future. In December, the...