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    Former Russian MP Shot Dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Former Russian MP Shot Dead in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko blames state terrorism by Russia; Kremlin spokesperson Peskov says that’s “absurd.” …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ugly turn in geopolitics: Ukraine bars Russia’s top singer from Eurovision finals in Kiev
    Mar23

    Ugly turn in geopolitics: Ukraine bars Russia’s top singer from Eurovision finals in Kiev

    Yulia Samoylova, 27, who uses a wheelchair, was selected as Russia’s entry for the kitsch song contest by state-owned Channel 1 this month …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine and the Cult of ‘Resolve’
    Mar23

    Ukraine and the Cult of ‘Resolve’

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen makes a dubious claim and offers an even worse recommendation: Moscow has remained in the Donbas because the West has allowed it to. The U.S. can demonstrate Western resolve by ramping up sanctions on Moscow and increase the cost of Russian interference by supplying defensive weapons to Ukraine. The first sentence greatly...

    Killing of Ex-Russian Lawmaker an ‘Act of State Terrorism’, Says Ukrainian President
    Mar23

    Killing of Ex-Russian Lawmaker an ‘Act of State Terrorism’, Says Ukrainian President

    Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Ugly turn in geopolitics: Ukraine bars Russia’s top singer from Eurovision finals in Kiev
    Mar23

    Ugly turn in geopolitics: Ukraine bars Russia’s top singer from Eurovision finals in Kiev

    LONDON — Ukraine has barred Russia’s contender in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country for three years, effectively banning her from the final in Kiev next month. The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) said Wednesday that Yulia Samoylova had been banned for breaking Ukrainian law. “The Security Service of Ukraine has...

    Ex-Russian lawmaker who compared Putin’s Russia to Nazi Germany killed in Kiev
    Mar23

    Ex-Russian lawmaker who compared Putin’s Russia to Nazi Germany killed in Kiev

    Denis Voronenkov, former Russian lawmaker and a well-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in Kiev on Thursday. Voronenkov, a member of the Communist party in Russia’s lower house before fleeing to Ukraine in 2016 due to concerns for his safety, became an unabashed critic of Putin’s...

    Russians Laundered Tens Of Billions Of Dollars Abroad. Here’s How
    Mar23

    Russians Laundered Tens Of Billions Of Dollars Abroad. Here’s How

    A major new investigative report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) details how more than $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014. Around 500 people are allegedly involved. Here is how they pulled it off. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former Russian Lawmaker Denis Voronenkov Shot Dead in Kiev
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Denis Voronenkov Shot Dead in Kiev

    (KIEV) — Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin angrily rejected. Voronenkov, who testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall, was shot dead...

    Anti-Putin Exile Gunned Down in Kiev
    Mar23

    Anti-Putin Exile Gunned Down in Kiev

    Denis Vornonenko was once part of the Moscow elite. Then he fled Russia and started to speak out against Russian security services. Now hes dead. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Thousands Evacuated As Arms Dump Blows In Ukraine
    Mar23

    Thousands Evacuated As Arms Dump Blows In Ukraine

    Some 20,000 people were evacuated after explosions and a fire at an arms depot in Balaklia, near Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...