Bout was freed on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates in exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was jailed in Russia for possessing cannabis oil.
At least one law enforcement official who in 2008 worked to track down VIKTOR BOUT, the Russian traded for BRITTNEY GRINER Thursday, is saying the release of one of the world’s most notorious criminals threatens national security. DEREK MALTZ, a former Drug Enforcement Agency agent, helped lead the team...
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin was sentenced in court to eight-and-a-half years in prison on Friday on charges of spreading "false information" about the army.
A victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine is hard to envisage as the war moves into its fourth phase in the winter.
The co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Ukraine's Oleksandra Matviichuk, called on Friday for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be brought before an international tribunal. We must establish an international tribunal and hold Putin, (Belarus President Alexander) Lukashenko and other war criminals accountable, not only for Ukrainians but for the other nations in the world", she said.
Kremlin critic Ilya Yashin jailed for eight and a half years, in latest blow to what's left of Russian opposition
A Moscow court on Friday sentenced Kremlin critic Ilya Yashin to eight years and six months imprisonment, according to Russian state media RIA Novosti, in a blow to what's left of the country's opposition.
Ukraine says Russia has abducted more than 13,000 children since the invasion began. A rights watchdog called it a war crime
The forcible transfer of children without parental consent is a violation, but the abduction of children is one of many alleged Russian war crimes.
President Biden made no mention of Marc Fogel when he announced the prisoner swap for Brittney Griner and his regret that former marine Paul Whelan was not included.
Colorado's Jason Crow stresses US commitment to NATO, says Ukraine is 'winning this war' | TRAIL MIX
Jason Crow, the Democrat who represents Colorado's 6th Congressional District, said Ukraine is the winning the war against Russia and earlier on the same day told fellow members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly that America's commitment to NATO is as strong as ever. In an interview with Colorado Politics on...
Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin was sentenced in court to eight-and-a-half years in prison on Friday on charges of spreading “false information” about the army. Yashin, 39, was tried over a YouTube video released in April in which he discussed evidence uncovered by Western journalists of Russian atrocities in Bucha, near Kyiv, and cast doubt on the official Moscow version that such reports had been fabricated as a “provocation” against Russia.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Somewhere between the applause and the criticism surrounding the prisoner swap that freed Texan Brittney Griner from a Russian prison, there is one thing that is certain: the situation is far more complicated than social media can ever capture."So, this was a situation where it was either Brittney Griner or nothing," opines David Kramer, an Executive Director at the George Bush Institute. The former professor and author of "Back to Containment: Dealing with Putin's Regime," says Putin doesn't care about human life unless it's his own."Putin himself is responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. How...
One of Russia's most prominent opposition figures, Ilya Yashin, has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for spreading "fake news" about the country's military. One of few Kremlin critics to stay in Russia after it invaded Ukraine, Yashin continued to speak out against the war. He was arrested after he condemned...
Iran has become Russia’s “top military backer” over the course of the war in Ukraine, and the two countries' growing military partnership is “transforming their relationship into a full-fledged defense partnership,” National Security Council communications coordinator John Kirby said on Friday. The Biden administration first...
The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Austria's Volker Türk, granted a wide-ranging interview to FRANCE 24 from Geneva. This week, the High Commissioner travelled to Ukraine to observe first-hand the consequences of Russia's invasion on the Ukrainian people. During his visit, Türk had to take cover in an underground shelter in Kyiv as Russian missiles hit civilian targets. Speaking to FRANCE 24, he condemned what he called "war crimes" in Ukraine: "The picture that emerges is [one of] torture, summary executions, disappearances, wilful killings of civilians and that's very, very tragic and shocking."
When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948, it laid out the inalienable rights all human beings have. These rights—agreed upon by countries around the world—include the freedom from discrimination, access to justice, right to education, and right to cultural, artistic, and scientific life.
Who is Viktor Bout? Why the ‘Lord of War’ Russian arms dealer was included in Brittney Griner prisoner trade
Basketball star Brittney Griner landed in the United States on Friday after 10 months in Russian detention that ended in a prisoner swap with arms dealer Viktor Bout. Thursday’s exchange was a rare instance of US-Russian co-operation after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, although the Kremlin was quick to say it did not show improving relations.
I know people are entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to rewrite history. Nations, especially Russia, have centuries of commitments to maintaining border integrity. Ukraine, regardless of its relative newness in the grand scheme of nations, exists because Russian governments of the past acknowledged its independence, and even nurtured its evolution after it broke away from the former Soviet Union. The ideas expressed by Robert Wright in his Dec. 4 op-ed, “Biden can help Zelensky, and Ukraine, by pushing for peace,” clearly ignored the history of the civilized world regarding aggression and specifically Russian aggression. Advocating that Ukraine should turn to negotiation now is actually advocating to allow Russia to legitimize its illegal, immoral, brutal and barbaric aggression against a neighbor.