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    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award
    Mar28

    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award

    It’s an honor that comes with a heavy dose of irony — PEN America just awarded its Freedom to Write Award to the acclaimed Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia. Sentsov, a filmmaker, has been an outspoken critic of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He joins a distinguished list of other imperiled honorees,...

    What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews
    Mar28

    What a murdered former Russian lawmaker said in one of his final interviews

    KIEV — On Thursday, Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker facing corruption charges in Moscow who fled to Ukraine and became a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot twice in the head and killed outside a posh hotel here in the country’s capital. Less than 72 hours earlier, he had given one of his final […] …read more...

    Here are ten critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways
    Mar24

    Here are ten critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

    MOSCOW – Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin’s policies have been murdered that Thursday’s daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation of Kremlin involvement. Ukrainian...

    New documents show Trump aide hid payments from Ukraine party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges
    Mar21

    New documents show Trump aide hid payments from Ukraine party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges

    The documents released by a Ukrainian lawmaker claim Manafort laundered the payments through Belize. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia chose a wheelchair-confined singer for Eurovision. Ukraine might arrest her.
    Mar14

    Russia chose a wheelchair-confined singer for Eurovision. Ukraine might arrest her.

    Kiev said Russian singer Yulia Samoylova broke the law by touring Crimea in 2015. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Canada’s foreign minister says Russia is spreading disinformation about her grandfather
    Mar09

    Canada’s foreign minister says Russia is spreading disinformation about her grandfather

    OTTAWA — Canada’s chilly relations with Russia have taken a nasty turn with charges of disinformation leveled by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland against Russia over allegations that her long-dead, Ukrainian-born grandfather was a Nazi collaborator in occupied Poland. Freeland, a 49-year-old former journalist and fluent Russian...

    Austria approves extradition of Ukrainian oligarch tied to Trump campaign aides
    Feb21

    Austria approves extradition of Ukrainian oligarch tied to Trump campaign aides

    Dmytro Firtash, a gas magnate, faces U.S. bribery charges. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Tillerson, in diplomatic debut, urges Russia to pull back in eastern Ukraine
    Feb17

    Tillerson, in diplomatic debut, urges Russia to pull back in eastern Ukraine

    The new secretary of state met his Russian counterpart in Bonn for the first time and took a firm line on Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Trump suggests Obama was too soft on Russia, but Putin’s friends would disagree
    Feb16

    Trump suggests Obama was too soft on Russia, but Putin’s friends would disagree

    On Wednesday, President Trump suggested that the Obama administration had been too soft on Russia. Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017 The timing of that observation struck observers as somewhat odd. It came just days after the...

    Ukraine turns a blind eye to ultrarightist militia
    Feb13

    Ukraine turns a blind eye to ultrarightist militia

    ‘Officially, we are not here,’ said one fighter who described himself as a ‘partisan.’ …read more Source: The Washington...

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