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Russian forces are reportedly holding Ukrainian journalists hostage

Friday, March 25, 2022

International groups say Russian soldiers are threatening, detaining and even torturing Ukrainian journalists in occupied areas. One news editor says troops are holding her 75-year-old father hostage.

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How does Marie Yovanovitch feel about Putin? Just look at her coffee mug

Friday, March 25, 2022

In interviews promoting her new memoir, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine revealed she owns some anti-Putin merchandise — and has been giving it out for years.

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One month of war has displaced more than half of Ukrainian children

Thursday, March 24, 2022

More than 4.3 million children have fled their homes in the month since Russia invaded Ukraine, according to UNICEF. It warns that consequences could last for generations to come.

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A Russian journalist was killed by shelling while on assignment in Kyiv

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Oksana Baulina reported on government corruption for The Insider, based in Latvia. She formerly worked for the non-profit of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and was "amazingly brave," a colleague said.

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Ukrainian sailors tried to block a Russian oligarch's yacht from docking in Turkey

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Two superyachts linked to Roman Abramovich have docked in the sanction-free waters of Turkey this week. One of them was met at the dock by a Ukrainian youth sailing team protesting the war.

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Major food company Nestlé will limit its sales in Russia after Zelenskyy's criticism

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Nestlé says it will now focus solely on providing essential food, not making a profit. Ukraine's leaders had criticized the company for continuing to do business in Russia weeks after the invasion.

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A Russian chess champion has been suspended over his pro-war comments

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The International Chess Federation says Sergey Karjakin damaged the reputation of the organization and chess itself by supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine on social media.

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A top Ukrainian boxer is choosing his country over an upcoming title fight

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Before Russia attacked Ukraine, Vasiliy Lomachenko had agreed to face off against lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. in June. Now he plans to stay and defend his country.

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Russian court finds jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny guilty in fraud case

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Navalny, who is already serving a 2.5-year sentence for parole violations, was sentenced to an additional nine years in a high-security prison. He has vowed to keep fighting.

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A Nobel Prize-winning Russian editor says he will donate his medal for Ukraine relief

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Dmitry Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. He was one of two journalists to win last year's Nobel Peace Prize.

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A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor was killed when Russian forces shelled his home

Monday, March 21, 2022

Boris Romantschenko was killed last week in a Russian attack in Kharkiv. He survived four concentration camps and later "campaigned intensively for the memory of the Nazi crimes."

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The WHO says Ukrainian health care is under attack, and it needs more funds to help

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The World Health Organization has verified 43 attacks on health care in the three weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, and says hundreds of facilities remain at risk.

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A Russian court extended Brittney Griner's detention until May 19, state media says

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Russian authorities said earlier this month that they detained Griner at a Moscow-area airport for allegedly transporting vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.

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What the latest U.S. military aid to Ukraine can tell us about the state of the war

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The package by the White House includes missiles to take out tanks and bring down Russian aircraft — as well as drones that the U.S. hasn't provided previously.

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New U.K. sanctions target Russian vodka, luxury vehicles, fashion and artwork

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The U.K. announced new economic sanctions against Russia and sanctioned more oligarchs and politicians. Government officials say they've designated more than 1,000 entities since the invasion began.

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How to help refugees when you've become one yourself

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Ukrainian refugee aid organization Right to Protection is continuing to help displaced people as much as possible, even as its own staff members are forced to relocate to safer areas.

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Australia and the Netherlands launch a new case against Russia over 2014 jet downing

Monday, March 14, 2022

The case centers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The passenger jet crashed over Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

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Squatters took over a London mansion linked to a Russian oligarch

Monday, March 14, 2022

Riot police arrived after protesters entered the building and unfurled banners on the balcony, including one reading "This property has been liberated." It's linked to billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

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The pregnant woman from the iconic Mariupol photo has died. Many more are at risk

Monday, March 14, 2022

The woman and her baby died after Wednesday's strike, one of dozens of recent attacks on Ukraine's health system. U.N. groups warn it is running "dangerously low" on oxygen and medical supplies.

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The EU will welcome Ukraine but won't fast-track its membership application

Friday, March 11, 2022

During a summit in France, European Union leaders issued a statement backing Ukraine's bid for membership but stopped short of an immediate welcome. The application process typically takes years.

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