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    EU Reiterates It Does Not Recognize Russia’s Annexation Of Crimea
    Mar18

    EU Reiterates It Does Not Recognize Russia’s Annexation Of Crimea

    The European Union has reiterated that it does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian President To Visit Crimea
    Mar18

    Russian President To Visit Crimea

    Russian news reports say President Vladimir Putin will visit Crimea on March 18, two years after Moscow illegally annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Minister Aims To Get Russian Sanctions Lifted
    Mar18

    German Minister Aims To Get Russian Sanctions Lifted

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called on the European Union to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Abuse of Prisoners of Conscience is Rampant in Former Soviet Union
    Mar18

    Abuse of Prisoners of Conscience is Rampant in Former Soviet Union

    Image: Prison. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Kazakhstan’s prison authorities were itching to get their hands on human-rights lawyer Vadim Kuramshin, who had embarrassed them inside and outside the country by exposing abuse of inmates. When Kuramshin accused prosecutors in southern Kazakhstan’s Zhambyl Province of corruption, the prison...

    The President Who Dared to Take on Putin
    Mar18

    The President Who Dared to Take on Putin

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite was blunt about her neighbor?s aggression after it took over Crimea?and in an interview, she sounds the alarm about her nation?s vulnerability. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Nolan Peterson: What You Should Know About the Ukraine War
    Mar18

    Nolan Peterson: What You Should Know About the Ukraine War

    The war in Ukraine is “a real one,” says a journalist who has spent months on the front lines and embedded with the Ukrainian army. And yet, notes The Daily Signal’s foreign correspondent, Nolan Peterson, most other American news outlets don’t cover the intensity of the 2-year-old conflict. “The media tends to downplay the seriousness...

    Ukraine tore down a giant statue of an iconic Russian leader and live-streamed it on YouTube
    Mar18

    Ukraine tore down a giant statue of an iconic Russian leader and live-streamed it on YouTube

    Reuters/Gleb GaranichKIEV (Reuters) – Exhaustive efforts to tear down Ukraine’s largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin bore fruit on Thursday when workers prised the late Soviet leader’s statue from its plinth in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya. Since a pro-Western uprising ousted a Russia-backed president in 2014,...

    Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?
    Mar18

    Is the Russian Withdrawal a Message to Assad?

    The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says you can’t have negotiations to end the war when the largest armed opposition groups, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, are absent. Russia has begun withdrawing its main forces from Syria after five months of air strikes targeting Syrian rebels and ISIS. This occurs at the same time as...

    Russia Isn’t Really Withdrawing From Syria
    Mar17

    Russia Isn’t Really Withdrawing From Syria

    BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin caught nearly everyone by surprise with his Syria drawdown announcement. Little wonder: the Syria-led coalition forces had momentum behind them; they were on a roll, gaining ground sometimes even without a fight. Pat Lang, a former U.S. defense intelligence officer, noted that the so-called Islamic...