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    Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
    May29

    Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

    News of Katriuk’s death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the necessary steps to ensure that he be held accountable if he were found guilty of war crimes committed in collaboration with the Nazis. According to war reports, Katriuk was a member of a Ukrainian battalion of the SS, the...

    Alleged Nazi War Criminal Wanted By Russia Dies In Canada
    May29

    Alleged Nazi War Criminal Wanted By Russia Dies In Canada

    A Canadian man suspected of being a Nazi war criminal who participated in a 1943 massacre of villagers in Belarus has died, his lawyer said May 28. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths while denying Ukraine buildup
    May29

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths while denying Ukraine buildup

    Russian opposition activists released a report this month saying at least 220 serving Russian soldiers were killed in fighting in east Ukraine last summer and earlier this year. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent
    May29

    Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent

    Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday slammed President Vladimir Putin’s move to intensify a crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against “undesirable NGOs.” The measure allows Russia’s prosecutor general to ban any foreign or international organizations that are deemed a threat to...

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine
    May29

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine

    Russia this week held surprise, massive military exercises as members of NATO, the western military alliance, took part in its own drills. Military analysts say the military muscle-flexing increases the chances for incidents that could spark a wider conflict. The drills come as the Reuters news agency reports a Russian military build-up on the...

    Putin classifies number of dead in peacetime military operations
    May29

    Putin classifies number of dead in peacetime military operations

    Move comes as evidence mounts of Russian forces’ involvement in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Toronto...

    Putin declares Russian military deaths in peacetime state secrets
    May29

    Putin declares Russian military deaths in peacetime state secrets

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday outlawing disclosure of military deaths in peacetime, a move apparently aimed at hiding evidence of Russian military involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin Fears Mounting Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret
    May28

    Putin Fears Mounting Russian Casualties In Ukraine, Passes Law To Keep Them Secret

    When Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Debaltseve last February, after one of the fiercest battles in the conflict with Russian separatists, Western media outlets reported that scores of dead and injured Ukrainian soldiers were left on the snowy battlefield, too many for the Ukrainian army to carry as it escaped the city it once...

    Poroshenko Signs Ukraine Debt Repayment Legislation
    May28

    Poroshenko Signs Ukraine Debt Repayment Legislation

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed legislation granting Ukraine’s cash-starved government the right to stop payments to foreign debt holders. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine minister says fighting could resume in country’s east
    May28

    Ukraine minister says fighting could resume in country’s east

    Ukraine’s defence minister said on Thursday Russia had moved forces into eastern Ukraine and there was a risk of fighting resuming between the army and pro-Russian separatists in coming months. …read more Source:...