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    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences

    A Russian court’s sentencing Tuesday of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko to 20 and 10 years, respectively, highlights the plight of numerous Ukrainians currently imprisoned in Russia at a time when ties between the two countries are at an all-time low. While the war in eastern Ukraine has taken the lives of more than...

    The Case for Diplomacy
    Aug25

    The Case for Diplomacy

    We’re still several weeks away from finding out whether Congress will formally approve or reject the White House-backed nuclear agreement with Iran. Nevertheless, the political fight is already raging, and thus far the rancorous debate taking place in the nation’s capital and on the presidential campaign trail has had less to do with...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison
    Aug25

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison

    The filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, was convicted of terrorist acts in the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainian Statue Portrays Putin As Dobby The House-Elf
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Statue Portrays Putin As Dobby The House-Elf

    A pair of political artists in Ukraine unveiled a monument to the “Russian world” on Monday, according to Crimean news agency QHA, but the statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin looks less like the shirtless/black-belt/cowboy stud he’d probably like you to imagine, and more like Dobby the House-Elf from the Harry Potter...

    Poll: Ukrainian Support for Independence Higher Than Ever
    Aug25

    Poll: Ukrainian Support for Independence Higher Than Ever

    A poll by a Kiev-based firm found that pro-independence sentiment is even more prevalent after Ukraine’s nasty past year than before it, when the Maidan movement turned from protest to ouster and a new Ukraine began its struggle to be born. In fact, it’s the highest in 15 years. Radio Free Liberty/Radio Europe reports: Andriy...

    A Look at Recent Politically Tainted Trials in Russia
    Aug25

    A Look at Recent Politically Tainted Trials in Russia

    The guilty verdict Tuesday for Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian maximum-security prison for an alleged terror conspiracy, follows a plethora of recent Russian trials that are widely seen as warnings to society not to… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial

    Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sang the Ukrainian national anthem as the trial wrapped up. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions
    Aug25

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions

    That’s the finding of a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute, which investigated carbon credits used to offset greenhouse gas emissions under a UN scheme. As one of the co-authors of the report put it, issuing these credits “was like printing money.” The BBC reports: As a result of political horse trading at UN negotiations...

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia
    Aug25

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

    Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked, today it’s Wikipedia and washing detergents — all part of the Kremlin’s dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, denied the charges. In a statement last week, he said he rejected the trial by a “court of occupiers” …read more Source: Vancouver...