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    Fears arise among Russian conscripts over being sent to fight across the border in Ukraine
    Feb21

    Fears arise among Russian conscripts over being sent to fight across the border in Ukraine

    When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army and head to southern Russia for troop exercises. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Conscripts Tell of Fears of Being Sent to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Russian Conscripts Tell of Fears of Being Sent to Ukraine

    Fears arise among Russian conscripts over being sent to fight across the border in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    Human rights groups have received dozens of complaints in the past month alone from Russian conscripts like Alexander who say they have been strong-armed or duped into signing contracts with the military to become professional soldiers, after which they were sent to participate in drills in the southern Rostov region. Because only contract...

    Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist
    Feb21

    Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s military and Russia-backed separatist rebels are accusing each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a cease-fire was called. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army and head to southern Russia for troop exercises. The 20-year-old knew that meant he might end up fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern...

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army and head to southern Russia for troop exercises…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had… …read more Source:...

    Ceasefire violations continue as Ukraine, rebels trade blame
    Feb21

    Ceasefire violations continue as Ukraine, rebels trade blame

    Ukraine’s military and Russia-backed separatist rebels are accusing each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a cease-fire was called. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist
    Feb21

    Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist

    read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine preparing for ‘full-scale war,’ says former envoy to Canada
    Feb21

    Ukraine preparing for ‘full-scale war,’ says former envoy to Canada

    Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister says he’s is preparing for “full-scale war” against Russia and wants Canada to help by supplying lethal weapons and training to use them. Vadym Prystaiko says the world must not be afraid of joining Ukraine in the fight against a nuclear power. …read more Source:...