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    Jailed Brazilian Fighter Describes Ukraine’s ‘Barbaric’ Conflict
    Mar02

    Jailed Brazilian Fighter Describes Ukraine’s ‘Barbaric’ Conflict

    A Brazilian who fought with Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine is trying to overturn his conviction. Rafael Lusvarghi was sentenced to 13 years in prison and is believed to be the first non-Russian convicted for crimes related to the war in Ukraine. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, he explained why he joined the separatists and how he...

    Sweden reintroduces compulsory military service as tensions with Russia increase
    Mar02

    Sweden reintroduces compulsory military service as tensions with Russia increase

    Sweden has reintroduced mandatory conscription as a result of growing worries over Russia’s increased military manoeuvres in the Baltic states, with a recent study suggesting the current Nato force would no longer adequately protect the region. According to the Swedish defense ministry, 13,000 teenagers born in 1999 and 2000 will be called...

    Sweden Is Bringing Back a Military Draft
    Mar02

    Sweden Is Bringing Back a Military Draft

    COPENHAGEN — Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet the...

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing
    Mar02

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead. …read more Source: CNS...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Faces Trial On Russia-Controlled Peninsula
    Mar02

    Crimean Tatar Leader Faces Trial On Russia-Controlled Peninsula

    A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula is expected to go on trial within weeks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing
    Mar02

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

    The blast took place about midday Thursday in the Stepovaya mine in the Lviv region, 460 kilometers (285 miles) west of the capital Kiev, about 550 meters (1,800 feet) underground, news reports cited the service as saying. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Methane gas explosion kills eight miners in western Ukraine, 20 missing
    Mar02

    Methane gas explosion kills eight miners in western Ukraine, 20 missing

    Eight miners were killed in a methane gas explosion in a coal mine in western Ukraine’s Lviv region on Thursday. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    At Least 8 Killed in Ukraine Coal Mine Blast; 20 Missing
    Mar02

    At Least 8 Killed in Ukraine Coal Mine Blast; 20 Missing

    The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead. …read more Source: U.S....

    Sweden reintroduces military draft for first time in 7 years
    Mar02

    Sweden reintroduces military draft for first time in 7 years

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. In September, non-NATO-member Sweden stationed permanent troops on the Baltic Sea island of...

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing
    Mar02

    At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead.The blast… …read more Source:...