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    Ukraine Leader Says Russia Appears to Agree to Prisoner Swap
    Apr19

    Ukraine Leader Says Russia Appears to Agree to Prisoner Swap

    President Petro O. Poroshenko said that President Vladimir V. Putin “seemed” to approve of the deal that would bring home Lt. Nadiya V. Savchenko. …read more Source: The New York...

    Imprisoned Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Ends Hunger Strike
    Apr19

    Imprisoned Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Ends Hunger Strike

    Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko ended a two-week hunger strike Tuesday after Kiev and Moscow negotiated her release from Russian prison Monday. On March 22, a Russian court charged Savchenko with murder and sentenced her to 22 years in prison, claiming that the pilot killed two Russian journalists while fighting in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The...

    Putin Urges Obama to Close Turkey-Syria Border
    Apr19

    Putin Urges Obama to Close Turkey-Syria Border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama that Turkey’s border with Syria should be closed to help preserve the ceasefire on Monday The two leaders spoke on the phone about the situation in Ukraine and Syria, according to the Kremlin’s press desk. According to the statement on the phone call released by...

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction
    Apr19

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction

    Dmitry Gorenburg Russia, Europe, Navy, Shipbuilding, Submarines, Warships, Nuclear, Russia, Europe, Asia, arctic, United States Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of ships. A couple of recent announcements indicate that Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of...

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release jailed Ukrainian pilot, says Ukraine’s PM
    Apr19

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release jailed Ukrainian pilot, says Ukraine’s PM

    Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine this week. …read more Source:...

    Serbia’s Choice Ahead of Key Vote: Russia or the West
    Apr19

    Serbia’s Choice Ahead of Key Vote: Russia or the West

    JAGODINA, Serbia—His fists are clenched, his legs slightly apart, expressing firmness and leadership. His head is turned slightly to the side, blue eyes looking into the distance with an air of calm determination. The larger-than-life figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin has a prominent place in Serbia’s only wax museum among the...

    Russia and Ukraine’s Battle Over Nadiya Savchenko
    Apr19

    Russia and Ukraine’s Battle Over Nadiya Savchenko

    Nadiya Savchenko smiles during a verdict hearing in Russia on March 21, 2016. Maxim Shemetov / ReutersUkraine and Russia have neared a deal to free a Ukrainian air force pilot was captured by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced last month to prison in Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday the two...

    Ukrainian Protesters Attack Convoy Of Former Pro-Russian Governor
    Apr19

    Ukrainian Protesters Attack Convoy Of Former Pro-Russian Governor

    The convoy of Mykhaylo Dobkin was attacked by protesters on April 18 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Dobkin is the former governor of the region whose pro-Russian politics has angered many Ukrainian veterans who fought against Russia-backed separatist. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    RFE/RL Journalist In Crimea Investigated By Russia-Backed Authorities
    Apr19

    RFE/RL Journalist In Crimea Investigated By Russia-Backed Authorities

    The office for Crimea’s Prosecutor-General has said an RFE/RL journalist has been ordered not to leave the peninsula while he is being investigated by the Russia-backed authorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian President Hints at Deal with Russia to Swap Pilot
    Apr19

    Ukrainian President Hints at Deal with Russia to Swap Pilot

    Ukraine and Russia may have reached a deal to release jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in a swap for two Russian officers convicted by a Ukrainian court. Both Kyiv and Moscow confirmed that in a telephone conversation Monday President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about Savchenko and the two Russian...