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    2 Captured Russian Men Sentenced to Prison in Ukraine
    Apr18

    2 Captured Russian Men Sentenced to Prison in Ukraine

    The Russians, captured on a battlefield last year, had been accused of fighting in the separatist war in southeast Ukraine as active-duty Russian soldiers — a claim Moscow denies. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis For ‘Extremist Activities’
    Apr18

    Russia Suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis For ‘Extremist Activities’

    The Russian Justice Ministry has suspended the Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body due to what it called “extremist activities,” a fresh escalation in Moscow’s crackdown against a group that has broadly opposed Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Ukraine court convicts two Russian servicemen of terrorism
    Apr18

    Ukraine court convicts two Russian servicemen of terrorism

    Allen ConeKIEV, Ukraine, April 18 (UPI) — Two Russian servicemen were sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison in Ukrainian court on charges relating to the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar Battalion To Start Border Patrols
    Apr18

    Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar Battalion To Start Border Patrols

    Crimean Tatars have announced they are launching a battalion to help Ukrainian police patrol the region bordering annexed Crimea, Radio Free Europe has reported. Lenur Islyamov—the leader of the Asker activist group that cut off Crimea’s electric supply in 2015, in protest of Russia’s annexation and treatment of the native Muslim...

    US Navy official: Russia’s submarine activities are at their highest since the Cold War
    Apr18

    US Navy official: Russia’s submarine activities are at their highest since the Cold War

    Wiki CommonsThe US Commander of Naval Forces in Europe has warned CNN in an interview that Russian submarine activity has reached levels not seen since the Cold War. Speaking of the spread of submarines, their aggression, buildup, and capabilities, Admiral Mark Ferguson warned that the situation could pose serious problems for NATO in the coming...

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Russian Soldiers on Terrorism Charges
    Apr18

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Russian Soldiers on Terrorism Charges

    A court in Kyiv has convicted two Russian servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine of terrorism and other crimes and sentenced them each to 14 years in prison. The court on Monday found Alexander Alexandrov and his commander, Yevgeny Yerofeyev, guilty of “waging a war of aggression” against Ukraine, assisting a terrorist group,...

    How Russia Became The New Global Leader In The War On Drugs
    Apr18

    How Russia Became The New Global Leader In The War On Drugs

    This week, diplomats gathered at the United Nations in New York will adopt a document outlining the future of global drug policy a text that may have been better in the eyes of many advocates if it weren’t for one country: Russia. Moscow’s rise as the most vocal proponent of the drug war not only affects the pace of change worldwide,...

    Latvian NATO Drill Doubles Due to Perceived Russian Threat
    Apr18

    Latvian NATO Drill Doubles Due to Perceived Russian Threat

    NATO has kicked off its 1,300-strong exercise in Latvia, practicing land and aerial combat against a variety of threats, Latvia’s Ministry of Defence reports. Summer Shield XIII kicked off on Sunday and will continue until April 29, involving troops from Latvia, Lithuania, U.S.,Canada, Finland and Germany. Held in the military training...

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Captured Russian Servicemen of Terrorism
    Apr18

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Captured Russian Servicemen of Terrorism

    A Ukrainian court has convicted two Russian servicemen captured last year of terrorism and waging a war in eastern Ukraine.Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev have acknowledged being Russian servicemen and said they were on a reconnaissance mission. Russia’s Defense… …read more Source:...

    2 Russian servicemen in Ukraine sentenced to 14 years
    Apr18

    2 Russian servicemen in Ukraine sentenced to 14 years

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced two Russian servicemen captured last year to 14 years each in prison after finding them guilty of terrorism and waging a war in eastern Ukraine. The ruling opened the door to a possible prisoner swap between the two countries. …read more Source: CNS...