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    EU Drops Sanctions on Yanukovich’s Security Chief
    Mar06

    EU Drops Sanctions on Yanukovich’s Security Chief

    The European Union has dropped sanctions imposed last year on the head of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s security service, according to a legal notice published on Friday. Oleksandr Yakimenko, who ran Ukraine’s SBU security service until the bloody street protests that forced Yanukovich from power, was one of four...

    Lithuania to Vote on Conscription to Combat Russian Threat
    Mar06

    Lithuania to Vote on Conscription to Combat Russian Threat

    The prospect of military conscription in Lithuania will spark a fierce debate in the country’s parliament when it is put to a vote next week, analysts say. Conscription in the Baltic state was technically suspended in 2008, although the law stayed in force and is still valid. However, there has recently been increasing talk of lifting the...

    Russian, German Diplomats Call For 1,000 OSCE Observers For Ukraine
    Mar06

    Russian, German Diplomats Call For 1,000 OSCE Observers For Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier have called on the OSCE to double the number of observers it has in Ukraine to 1,000. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6
    Mar06

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6

    This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.This article was originally published at...

    Russia, Germany urge OSCE to double Ukraine observers to 1,000
    Mar06

    Russia, Germany urge OSCE to double Ukraine observers to 1,000

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia and Germany on Friday urged the OSCE, which is charged with monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, to double the number of observers in the country to 1,000, Moscow said.The Russian foreign ministry said that the country’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier had...

    Ukrainian Military Attacked By Pro-Russian Rebels 14 Times In 24 Hours, Say Officials
    Mar06

    Ukrainian Military Attacked By Pro-Russian Rebels 14 Times In 24 Hours, Say Officials

    The Ukrainian military reports that its soldiers were attacked up to 14 times over the last 24 hours, including shelling at a village near the port city of Mariupol. The attacks, which resulted in some counter-fire from the Ukrainian military, continue to undermine the ceasefire that’s been officially in effect since Feb. 15. …read...

    Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend, Anna Duritskaya, Received Death Threats Returning To Ukraine, Prosecutors Say
    Mar06

    Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend, Anna Duritskaya, Received Death Threats Returning To Ukraine, Prosecutors Say

    Anna Duritskaya, the Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has received death threats in the days since she was identified as the sole witness to his murder, prosecutors in Ukraine said Friday. The 23-year-old has purportedly gone into hiding amid concerns about her safety. …read more Source:...

    Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Anna Duritskaya Received Death Threats After Return To Ukraine, Prosecutors Say
    Mar06

    Boris Nemtsov’s Girlfriend Anna Duritskaya Received Death Threats After Return To Ukraine, Prosecutors Say

    Anna Drifts, the Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nets, has received death threats in the days since she was identified as the sole witness to his murder, prosecutors in Ukraine said Friday. The 23 year old has purportedly gone into hiding amid concerns about her safety. …read more Source: International...

    Moscow’s Bid for New Gas Bridgehead
    Mar06

    Moscow’s Bid for New Gas Bridgehead

    For decades, Russia’s run a virtual monopoly on supplying gas to southeast Europe. Most of that gas routed through Ukraine. But tensions over the crisis there has made the supply route unreliable. Moscow has turned off the taps three times over the past decade. The latest threat to Europe’s supplies has been averted – after...

    Kremlin Critic Navalny Released After 15-day Jail Term
    Mar06

    Kremlin Critic Navalny Released After 15-day Jail Term

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from prison Friday, after serving a 15-day sentence for handing out leaflets in the Moscow subway advertising an opposition rally. Speaking to supporters, Navalny said the murder of fellow opposition leader Boris Nemtsov would not force him to back off from his campaign against President...