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    Lawyer for Russian Officer in Ukraine Found Dead
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian Officer in Ukraine Found Dead

    A lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found shot to death, officials said on Friday. Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, who was captured along with another Russian last year in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. The two men admitted they were Russian officers but Moscow said they had resigned from...

    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August
    Mar25

    US, Russia Push for New Syrian Constitution by August

    The United States and Russia are calling for the drafting of a new Syrian constitution by August. They have also agreed to push both the Syrian government and the opposition to free all political prisoners, especially those who are vulnerable. After a four hour meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President...

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader
    Mar25

    Putin Seeks to Contain Chechnya’s Idiosyncratic Leader

    President Vladimir Putin has imposed the Kremlin’s writ on every corner of Russia except one: the Chechnya region, whose leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, often pays little heed to the rules that govern the rest of the country. Putin is now trying to rein Kadyrov in, though alienating him would risk reigniting an Islamist insurgency that he helped...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Considered as Successor to PM Yatseniuk
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Considered as Successor to PM Yatseniuk

    Ukraine’s parliamentary speaker emerged Thursday as the front-runner to replace unpopular Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, signaling a breakthrough in a political crisis that has lasted months. Current and former members of the ruling coalition met to discuss nominating Volodymyr Groysman, 38, a former mayor and ally of President Petro...

    Kerry Discusses Syria, Ukraine with Russian Officials
    Mar24

    Kerry Discusses Syria, Ukraine with Russian Officials

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Thursday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the crises in Ukraine and Syria. Kerry said before his talks with Lavrov that “many people” are hopeful that the talks in Moscow can help bring the conflict in Syria to an end as fast as...

    Giant Arch to Block Chernobyl Radiation for Next 100 Years
    Mar24

    Giant Arch to Block Chernobyl Radiation for Next 100 Years

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been built to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering nuclear material across large...

    Lukashenko: Belarus Won’t Choose Between EU, Russia
    Mar23

    Lukashenko: Belarus Won’t Choose Between EU, Russia

    Belarus does not want to have to choose between the European Union and Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday during the first visit by an EU minister to Minsk since Brussels lifted sanctions against the country last month. Lukashenko is a five-term president whose country was described in 2005 by U.S. Secretary of State...

    Kerry to Meet with Putin, Lavrov on Syria, Ukraine
    Mar23

    Kerry to Meet with Putin, Lavrov on Syria, Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Moscow Wednesday for talks on Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Syria and Ukraine are expected to top the agenda. The State Department says the visit was arranged after President Putin announced last week that Russia is partially withdrawing its military...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 Years in Jail
    Mar22

    Russian Court Sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 Years in Jail

    A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in jail after finding her guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists during the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Savchenko, a 34-year-old who has become a national hero at home in Ukraine, was defiant as the verdict was read out, shouting...

    Russia Expected to Find Ukrainian Pilot Guilty in Journalists’ Killings
    Mar21

    Russia Expected to Find Ukrainian Pilot Guilty in Journalists’ Killings

    A Russian court is expected to find a Ukrainian pilot guilty in the 2014 killing of two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine. The trial of Nadiya Savchenko has been internationally condemned as a political sham. She is set to be sentenced Tuesday after the court hands down its verdict. Prosecutors have demanded a 23-year prison sentence for...

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