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    Former Ukrainian finance minister has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of embezzling millions of dollars
    Mar04

    Former Ukrainian finance minister has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of embezzling millions of dollars

    Former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of misappropriating millions of dollars while he was in office. Interpol issued an arrest warrant for Kolobov in January along with warrants for former Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov and former president Victor Yanukovych, who fled the country last year...

    Putin Says He’ll Rid Russia of ‘Shame and Tragedies’ of Political Killings
    Mar04

    Putin Says He’ll Rid Russia of ‘Shame and Tragedies’ of Political Killings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is “necessary to finally rid Russia of the shame and tragedies” of political killings following the murder of former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov. Putin’s televised remarks to the interior ministry come several days after Nemtsov was fatally shot on Friday, the BBC reports. Nemtsov had been a...

    Putin calls opposition politician’s slaying a ‘disgrace’
    Mar04

    Putin calls opposition politician’s slaying a ‘disgrace’

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a “disgrace” to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov’s work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops’ involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine. “The most serious attention must be paid to...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Tiny Estonia awaits Putin’s next move with quiet defiance
    Mar04

    Leonid Bershidsky: Tiny Estonia awaits Putin’s next move with quiet defiance

    Few European leaders take a harder line on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine than his Estonian counterpart, Toomas Hendrik Ilves. His sympathy for Ukraine, however, is tempered by a belief that it didn’t do enough in advance to protect itself. His own country, he suggests, has been more responsible, which is why...

    Russia rejects appeal to free Ukrainian pilot Savchenko
    Mar04

    Russia rejects appeal to free Ukrainian pilot Savchenko

    The case of 33-year-old Nadezhda Savchenko has attracted high attention in recent weeks as concerns rise about her health. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Miner Recounts Escape in Ukraine Blast
    Mar04

    Miner Recounts Escape in Ukraine Blast

    An injured miner explained how he fled from a burning mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after an explosion, as he and other miners received treatment at a hospital. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin calls opposition politician’s slaying a ‘disgrace’
    Mar04

    Putin calls opposition politician’s slaying a ‘disgrace’

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a “disgrace” to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov’s work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops’ involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Putin calls Boris Nemtsov murder a ‘disgrace’ to Russia
    Mar04

    Putin calls Boris Nemtsov murder a ‘disgrace’ to Russia

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a ‘disgrace’ to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov’s work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops’ involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    US official: Obama still weighing sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar04

    US official: Obama still weighing sending arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are stepping up their pressure on the Obama administration to support Ukraine with weapons to defend against attacks from anti-government insurgents backed by Russia. …read more Source: U.S....

    Dozens Feared Dead in Donetsk Mine Explosion
    Mar04

    Dozens Feared Dead in Donetsk Mine Explosion

    Dozens were feared dead or injured and at least 50 miners remained trapped underground after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in the war-torn eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk Wednesday morning. Around 230 miners were working in the Zasyadko mine in separatist-controlled Donetsk when the explosion occurred, according to Deutsche-Welle....