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    From rebellion to stalemate: a year of war in east Ukraine
    Apr04

    From rebellion to stalemate: a year of war in east Ukraine

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – On April 6, 2014, pro-Russian activists stormed the offices of the Donetsk regional administration and the Lugansk office of the secret service in eastern Ukraine, sparking a year-long insurgency against the Kiev government in which 6,000 people have died.Their ire was directed at the pro-westerners who took the...

    Russia’s Role in Ukraine Seen Shifting to Training Rebels
    Apr04

    Russia’s Role in Ukraine Seen Shifting to Training Rebels

    YENAKIEYEVE, Ukraine—On a recent spring morning, an important visitor watched Russian-backed rebels conduct infantry maneuvers in eastern Ukraine. “The general is very pleased,” rebel commander Ostap Cherny told his troops, referring to the figure in camouflage encircled by guards. The man — almost certainly a Russian military officer — became...

    Please, Help to Ukraine (Photo)
    Apr04

    Please, Help to Ukraine (Photo)

    Please, Help to Ukraine (Photo) / Боже, будь-ласка: Допоможи нашій Україні бути в мирі (Фото) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Did Russia Try To Bribe French Politicians? Leaked Texts Suggest France’s Right-Wing Party Endorsed Crimean Referendum For Cash
    Apr03

    Did Russia Try To Bribe French Politicians? Leaked Texts Suggest France’s Right-Wing Party Endorsed Crimean Referendum For Cash

    Text messages revealing a potential bribe paid by Russia to France’s Front National party in exchange for an endorsement of last year’s controversial Crimean referendum were released by a Russian hacker group this week. The texts reveal Russian plans to “thank” the nationalist party “in some way or another,” for the endorsement of the...

    The Rare Courage and Respect That Drove Iran Deal
    Apr03

    The Rare Courage and Respect That Drove Iran Deal

    The men and women who conducted this diplomacy deserve great thanks from the entire world. BEIRUT — The agreed parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program that were reached Thursday between Iran and the P5+1 powers represent a monumental achievement that affirms the power of reason and diplomacy over...

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues
    Apr03

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues

    Russian rescuers continued to search Friday for 13 crew members still missing from the trawler that sank in icy waters near Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula earlier this week. According to Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, 56 people died when the trawler Dalniy Vostok sank Tuesday in the Sea of Okhotsk. Sixty-three crew members were...

    Luhansk Separatist Region To Issue Passports
    Apr03

    Luhansk Separatist Region To Issue Passports

    The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic says it will begin issuing passports to residents of areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Tries Greek Wedge to Divide Europe
    Apr03

    Russia Tries Greek Wedge to Divide Europe

    Russia is not being coy about it: Vladimir Putin hopes to discuss the lifting of EU sanctions with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras when the latter visits Moscow next week. Reuters reports: The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it was too early to talk about any possibility of Moscow providing financial help to the cash-strapped Greece before the...

    Hackers Leak Messages ‘Between Kremlin and France’s Front National’
    Apr03

    Hackers Leak Messages ‘Between Kremlin and France’s Front National’

    French media site Mediapart has reported that hackers have leaked thousands of texts and emails sent between the Kremlin and the French far-right party, the National Front. According to French newspaper Le Monde, the hackers posted the messages on their website and many of the texts discuss Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, and her...

    Getting Human Rights Right
    Apr03

    Getting Human Rights Right

    In his new book Red Notice, American-born investor Bill Browder recounts in detail the Kafkaesque ordeal of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a nightmare set in motion in 2006 after the 37-year-old Russian auditor uncovered a massive corruption scheme perpetrated by Russian Interior Ministry officials. In Browder’s account, Magnitsky was a man...