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    Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict Torture War Prisoners And Civilians: Amnesty
    May22

    Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict Torture War Prisoners And Civilians: Amnesty

    A new report from rights group Amnesty International says it has found “overwhelming evidence” of war crimes, including torture and summary executions of prisoners, on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Amnesty says both sides in Ukraine conflict are torturing prisoners
    May22

    Amnesty says both sides in Ukraine conflict are torturing prisoners

    Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say they faced savage beatings, torture with electric shocks, kicking and stabbings. …read more Source: CTV...

    European cash to support Ukraine’s energy reforms
    May22

    European cash to support Ukraine’s energy reforms

    Daniel J. GraeberRIGA, Latvia, May 22 (UPI) — The European Commission signed a $2 billion loan agreement Friday with Ukraine to help finance a reform agenda, including an overhaul of the energy sector. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU Eastern Partnership Summit Hangs On Wording
    May22

    EU Eastern Partnership Summit Hangs On Wording

    The European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit in Riga enters its second and final day on May 22 with the biggest issues likely to be the wording of the summit’s final declaration and prospects for eventual visa liberalization for Ukraine and Georgia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife
    May22

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say...

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife
    May22

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily… …read more Source:...

    EU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit
    May22

    EU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit
    May22

    EU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife
    May22

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Amnesty International says both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are almost daily perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners. …read more Source: CNS...

    The New Cold War Is Getting Serious: US To Send B-52s To Sweden
    May22

    The New Cold War Is Getting Serious: US To Send B-52s To Sweden

    The ultimate symbol of the Cold War is back to play a leading role in the confrontation between NATO and Russia that began last year over the Ukrainian conflict. The United States is sending the B-52 Stratofortress, the giant nuclear bomber that stood on alert for decades to strike the Soviet Union, to take part in an exercise in Sweden next...