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    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea
    Feb15

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea

    UROZHAYNE, Crimea (AP) — Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months pregnant, police grabbed him from the streets of their village because he had taken part in a Tatar protest against Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive
    Feb15

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general — who accused his boss of running a dead institution with no independence. Two years after the Maidan protests that ousted a president accused of corruption, the fight against corruption has taken center stage with a key debate on the...

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria
    Feb15

    Turkish Politicians Warn of Intervention in Syria

    The Turkish military confirmed Monday its forces shelled Syrian Kurdish positions of the PYG for a third consecutive day. During a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned the PYG that it will face what he called the “fiercest response” if it makes further territorial gains. Ankara accuses the group of being a terrorist...

    Old Dog, New Trick: ‘Inspector Rex’ Hoax Shows Ukrainian Journos’ Gullibility
    Feb15

    Old Dog, New Trick: ‘Inspector Rex’ Hoax Shows Ukrainian Journos’ Gullibility

    Around a dozen Ukrainian media outlets recently reported the revival of a beloved Austrian TV series that follows a detective and his faithful German shepherd. The problem? It was all a hoax. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian, Ukraine trucks at standstill after trade blocks
    Feb15

    Russian, Ukraine trucks at standstill after trade blocks

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine has forced hundreds of trucks to a standstill as the countries feud over international trade laws. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine deputy prosecutor resigns, saying cases blocked
    Feb15

    Ukraine deputy prosecutor resigns, saying cases blocked

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian deputy general prosecutor has resigned, saying he made the decision because of what he calls endemic corruption in the country’s judicial system and a lack of political will. …read more Source: U.S....

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea
    Feb15

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea

    UROZHAYNE, Crimea (AP) — Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months pregnant, police grabbed him from the streets of their village because he had taken part in a Tatar protest against Russian annexation of Crimea. She is not allowed to visit him,...

    Ukrainian Government on the Ropes?
    Feb15

    Ukrainian Government on the Ropes?

    Ukraine’s government took another hit today when a senior prosecutor resigned because he believed the government had become too corrupt. Reuters: The resignation, the second exit of a Western-backed reformer in under a fortnight, came a day before a possible no confidence vote in parliament that could topple Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk...

    Ukraine Flu Death Toll Tops 280
    Feb15

    Ukraine Flu Death Toll Tops 280

    The death toll of the influenza epidemic in Ukraine has reached 286, the Health Ministry has said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin-Backed Prosecutor In Crimea Seeks Closure Of Tatar Mejlis
    Feb15

    Kremlin-Backed Prosecutor In Crimea Seeks Closure Of Tatar Mejlis

    The Kremlin-backed prosecutor of Crimea, Natalya Poklonskaya, has filed a request with the territory’s Supreme Court to ban the Crimean Tatars’ self-governing body, the Mejlis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...