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    Saakashvili Lobbies In Washington For Arms To Be Sent To Ukraine
    Feb25

    Saakashvili Lobbies In Washington For Arms To Be Sent To Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says he is meeting with U.S. lawmakers and officials in Washington to discuss “increasing legislative pressure” to provide weapons to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amnesty International: Powerful nations failing to stop rights abuses
    Feb25

    Amnesty International: Powerful nations failing to stop rights abuses

    Shameful milestones in human rights abuses were reached in 2014 as tens of thousands of civilians were killed amid armed conflicts from Syria to Ukraine and the world’s wealthiest countries did little to halt the violence, Amnesty International reported Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia Poll: US Supplying Weapons To Ukraine Would Trigger Global Conflict
    Feb25

    Russia Poll: US Supplying Weapons To Ukraine Would Trigger Global Conflict

    Roughly 40 percent of Russians believe that a global war would be triggered if the U.S. supplied weapons to Ukraine, according to a poll conducted by the state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Center. One-fifth of Russians who responded to the survey believed the war in Ukraine would continue if the U.S. supplied weapons, according to...

    Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko, On 75th Day Of Hunger Strike, Says She May Die In Russian Custody
    Feb25

    Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko, On 75th Day Of Hunger Strike, Says She May Die In Russian Custody

    On hunger strike inside a Russian jail, captured Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko said that she may die before her next court hearing in May. The first lieutenant, who was allegedly captured by pro-Russian rebels and taken across the Ukraine-Russia border in June 2014, has been on hunger strike for 75 days since being denied medicine....

    Putin: Gas Cuts To Europe Possible, Kyiv’s Gas Cuts To East ‘Genocide’
    Feb25

    Putin: Gas Cuts To Europe Possible, Kyiv’s Gas Cuts To East ‘Genocide’

    ​Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine faces a natural-gas cutoff that could leave Europe with shortages while saying Kyiv’s suspension of gas supplies to separatist parts of eastern Ukraine “smells of genocide.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers recover bodies of comrades
    Feb25

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers recover bodies of comrades

    Ukrainian PoWs in separatist stronghold of Donetsk dig through rubble to retrieve bodies of fellow soldiers killed in bitter battle for city’s airport. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out bodies of comrades
    Feb25

    Captive Ukrainian soldiers dig out bodies of comrades

    Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in the bitter battle for the city’s airport. …read more Source: CTV...

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis
    Feb25

    Georgia Plans Reform Drive to Cope with Economic Crisis

    Georgia plans a reform drive including privatizations, budget cuts and restructuring of foreign currency bank loans to contain the country’s economic crisis, officials said on Wednesday. The former Soviet republic’s economy has been battered by a plunge in the Russian rouble and the conflict in Ukraine. Declining foreign investment...

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. Moscow’s City Court turned down an appeal by Nadezhda Savchenko’s lawyers, ruling that she should remain behind bars pending an investigation. Savchenko, a Ukrainian military officer captured by Russia-backed...

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner
    Feb25

    Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. …read more Source: U.S....