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    The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas
    Mar18

    The Unknown Soldiers Of The Donbas

    Hundreds of bodies are being buried in eastern Ukraine without being identified. On the separatist side, officials say they don’t have the resources to cope with the sheer volume of bodies – which we found lining the corridors at the central morgue in Donetsk. A special report by Shahida Yakub for RFE/RL’s Current Time...

    EU May Announce Extension Of Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    EU May Announce Extension Of Russia Sanctions

    EU leaders are pondering whether to prolong economic sanctions against Russia when they meet in Brussels on March 19. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donetsk, Luhansk Leaders Refuse Compromise With Ukraine On Special Status; Lavrov Condemns Law
    Mar18

    Donetsk, Luhansk Leaders Refuse Compromise With Ukraine On Special Status; Lavrov Condemns Law

    Authorities from eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics on Wednesday ruled out compromise with Ukraine, which gave the regions a “temporarily occupied” status on Tuesday according to a law. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, condemned the rebel status and called the move an attempt to turn all...

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire

    Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the amendments. …read more Source: USA...

    Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive
    Mar18

    Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive

    SHCHASLYVE, Ukraine (AP) — The tormentors stuck scotch tape to his eyes and locked him in a dank room. For 11 days, Andrei Schekun said, they beat him, shocked him with electrodes and scalded him with burning metallic plates. He said the torture took place as Crimea voted in a … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Crimea Exiles Fight to Keep Ukraine Unity Message Alive
    Mar18

    Crimea Exiles Fight to Keep Ukraine Unity Message Alive

    SHCHASLYVE, Ukraine (AP) — The tormentors stuck scotch tape to his eyes and locked him in a dank room. For 11 days, Andrei Schekun said, they beat him, shocked him with electrodes and scalded him with burning metallic plates. He said the torture took place as Crimea voted in a referendum to secede from Ukraine a year ago Wednesday....

    FP’s Situation Report: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins; Republicans boost DoD’s budget; A U.S. drone is missing in Syria; Tone changes on guns in Ukraine, and much more from around the world.
    Mar18

    FP’s Situation Report: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins; Republicans boost DoD’s budget; A U.S. drone is missing in Syria; Tone changes on guns in Ukraine, and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surges to victory. The pollsters predicting a close race were wrong as Bibi sails to a win. His reelection could further complicate relations with Washington. FP’s David Kenner: “On the eve of the election, the prime minister promised that a Palestinian state...

    Ukraine separatist rebels make new threat to abandon cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine separatist rebels make new threat to abandon cease-fire

    Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine threatened Wednesday to abandon a cease-fire following changes to a law granting their regions self-rule. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine threatened Wednesday to abandon a cease-fire following changes to a law granting their regions self-rule. Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a statement that legislation giving areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status has been weakened by the …...

    Russia Says Ukraine Violates Terms Of East Ukraine Deal
    Mar18

    Russia Says Ukraine Violates Terms Of East Ukraine Deal

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Ukrainian legislation on the status of rebel-held eastern regions is a “glaring violation” of a European-brokered peace deal signed last month in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...