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    A Russian oligarch wants to sue Britain because he is blacklisted from investing in North Sea Oil
    Mar02

    A Russian oligarch wants to sue Britain because he is blacklisted from investing in North Sea Oil

    Mikhail Fridman is threatening to sue the British government, after the Department of Energy blocked his purchase of 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea because of Western sanctions over Ukraine, the FT reports. Until a few months ago, Fridman had focused on strengthening his position in Russia’s domestic energy industry, but in August...

    The final journey of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov
    Mar02

    The final journey of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

    Although few doubted the seriousness of his political convictions, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov also had a reputation as a charmer and something of a playboy. Yet one of a very few opposition leaders who always seemed to manage to keep a smile on his face, despite taking the huge risk of publicly opposing the Kremlin, was brutally...

    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
    Mar02

    UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

    BERLIN – The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. The Geneva-based body says hundreds of civilians and military personnel were killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting particularly near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area. U.N....

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed… …read more Source:...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk’s soccer team
    Mar02

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk’s soccer team

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe’s biggest soccer matches, is silent. The $425 million Donbass Arena now serves as a depot and distribution point for supplies of humanitarian aid, stacked in corridors beneath its 52,000 orange-and-black seats. Players like Ivan Ordets originally packed...

    Ukrainians With Czech Roots Head To Ancestral Homeland
    Mar02

    Ukrainians With Czech Roots Head To Ancestral Homeland

    Ukrainians of Czech descent have started leaving eastern Ukraine for the Czech Republic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria
    Mar02

    John Kerry, Russian counterpart discuss Ukraine, Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year
    Mar02

    E. Ukraine: 6,000 killed in year

    The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 now exceeds 6,000 “in spite of successive ceasefires,” the UN Human Rights Office announced in a statement on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Arming Ukraine: Where the 2016 Hopefuls Stand
    Mar02

    Arming Ukraine: Where the 2016 Hopefuls Stand

    At a briefing in Washington last week, NATO’s top military commander offered a grim assessment of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Fighting is “getting worse every day” between Ukrainian government forces and separatists backed by Russian troops, finances, and heavy weapons, Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said on Capitol Hill and at the...

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach
    Mar02

    NATO Commander Urges Pressure on Moscow Over Missile Treaty Breach

    The commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO is calling for pressuring Russia against deploying new cruise missiles that violate the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty. “We have to change Mr. Putin’s decision calculus as to whether he uses these [missiles] or brings these forward or deploys these,” Air Force Gen. Philip M....