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    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...

    Beware the Malaise
    Mar06

    Beware the Malaise

    To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, all unhappy people are unhappy in their own way. And their unhappiness does not necessarily mean they have the will or the wherewithal to pursue regime change. But there’s a worrying trend that threatens to roil nations on the brink of instability. The recent drop in oil prices has led to cuts in domestic spending...

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Requests More Balanced Diet From Russian Jailers
    Mar06

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Requests More Balanced Diet From Russian Jailers

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on March 6 his client was asking to be given fruit juice and vegetable and fruit puree by her Russian jailers rather than broth, which was her initial request after breaking her fast the previous day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine says it is pulling back rocket launchers from front line in accordance with ceasefire agreement
    Mar06

    Ukraine says it is pulling back rocket launchers from front line in accordance with ceasefire agreement

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the Uragan launchers were being pulled back by 35 kilometres from the line of contact....

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request for turbulent eastern region
    Mar06

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request for turbulent eastern region

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request
    Mar06

    UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief says Ukraine still hasn’t submitted a formal request for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be stationed… …read more Source:...