Russia Internet Legislation Passes Increasing Human Rights Concerns

The Russian Duma has passed further legislation strictening internet usage, forcing internet users to post identities and contact information as well as adhere to the requirements applied to mass media outlets and be held responsible for the comments of other users.  Critics have expressed concern that the legislation will further chill free expression in what is said to […]

Ukraine: Russia Says 40,000 Troops to Defend Russia

Ukraine: Russia Says 40,000 Troops to Defend Russia

Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia had reinforced its already massive forces along the Ukrainian border in order to protect Russian territory. Western intelligence data estimates the Russian forces currently stationed along the Ukrainian border at 40,000. Peskov referred to the military coup in Ukraine as motive for any country to “naturally… take […]

Ukraine: Armed Battle in Mariupol, Agreements With UN, US, and Russia

Ukraine: Armed Battle in Mariupol, Agreements With UN, US, and Russia

As the first deaths in Eastern Ukraine Thursday resulted from an armed assault of a Ukrainian military base in Southeast Ukraine, the governments of Ukraine, Russia, U.S. and the UN engaged in talks in Geneva that bore an agreement on de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, reportedly. At a Ukrainian National Guard base in Mariupol–a […]

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