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    Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea
    Apr02

    Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South Ossetia, Moscow has just virtually annexed the former Georgia territory. A comprehensive new agreement with […] The post Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one...

    A Russian internet troll had to write 135 comments making fun of Obama for spitting out gum
    Apr02

    A Russian internet troll had to write 135 comments making fun of Obama for spitting out gum

    An internet troll paid by the Kremlin to spread Russian propaganda was required to write online comments ridiculing President Obama for chewing gum during one of his state visits to India, Radio Free Europe has reported. Employees at Russia’s Internet Research center work for 12 hours a day in 3-person “teams” spreading Kremlin...

    The Hunted
    Apr02

    The Hunted

    ISTANBUL — A cold drizzle fell on Istanbul on the morning of Dec. 10, 2014, as Abdullah Bukhari made his way to teach his students at a madrasa nestled amid apartment blocks and hardware stores in the Zeytinburnu neighborhood. A white prayer cap on his head, Bukhari made two crucial departures from his daily routine, according to one of his...

    Three Arrested in Ukraine Over Bombing Campaign
    Apr02

    Three Arrested in Ukraine Over Bombing Campaign

    Three people have been arrested in the Ukrainian city of Odessa under suspicion of organising eight bombings in the city since September, Ukraine’s Ministry of the Interior reported today. The detainees are all Odessa natives, two of them men aged 46 and 55, while the third alleged accomplice is a 29-year-old woman. They are suspected of...

    Ukraine: The Battle for Mariupol Heats Up
    Apr02

    Ukraine: The Battle for Mariupol Heats Up

    BERDYANSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian Azov Regiment have been battling over the town of Shyrokyne for weeks. The small town on the Sea of Azov is only about nine miles east of Mariupol, an industrial port city on the sea that is considered by some Ukrainian military officials to be the last obstacle before a separatist...

    Europe’s ‘last dictator’ just said Putin is more evil than he is
    Apr02

    Europe’s ‘last dictator’ just said Putin is more evil than he is

    Belarus’ president, often referred to as Europe’s last dictator, has just taken a swipe at ally Vladimir Putin in an interview with Bloomberg. Here’s the snippet: The pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine shook him and, in an interview, he called on the U.S. to play a central role in the Ukrainian recovery, warned that Belarus...

    Demining Dog Helps Sappers Clear Battlefields Of Donbas
    Apr02

    Demining Dog Helps Sappers Clear Battlefields Of Donbas

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has left some areas riddled with mines and mortars even after the combatants have moved on to other battlefields. A team of sappers is working to clear the minefields, a dangerous job that requires courage, patience, and the assistance of a Labrador retriever named Lord. (Produced by Levko Stek, RFE/RL’s...

    On Hitler’s Birthday, U.S. Will Begin Training Ukraine’s Far-right National Guard
    Apr02

    On Hitler’s Birthday, U.S. Will Begin Training Ukraine’s Far-right National Guard

    Perhaps the Defense Department’s PR staff could have picked a better day. On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that the United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine later this month to train the country’s national guard, which includes groups expressly espousing support for far-right and Nazi ideology.Ukraine’s Interior...

    Ukraine is banning films and TV shows that glorify Russia’s military
    Apr02

    Ukraine is banning films and TV shows that glorify Russia’s military

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law a new measure banning Russian films and television shows that glorify the country’s military on Thursday. The law, which was passed by Ukraine’s parliament on Feb. 5 before being sent to Poroshenko for his signature, bans films and television shows made beginning in...

    Putin Plans Spring Offensive In Ukraine
    Apr02

    Putin Plans Spring Offensive In Ukraine

    Russian-backed separatists are planning a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine that could come within a matter of months, warns retired General Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...