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Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Journalists identify 100 Russian soldiers killed trying to seize Kyiv last March

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Journalists identify 100 Russian soldiers killed trying to seize Kyiv last March

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Who is Viktor Medvedchuk and why his arrest is a big deal

Who is Viktor Medvedchuk and why his arrest is a big deal

by Oleg Sukhov

On April 12, the Security Service of Ukraine captured the country’s most high-profile pro-Kremlin politician Viktor Medvedchuk, who had fled from house arrest in February after Russia launched its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested exchanging Medvedchuk for Ukrainians held in Russian captivity. Commenting on Zelensky's offer,

Court extends Medvedchuk's house arrest in treason case

Court extends Medvedchuk's house arrest in treason case

by Oleg Sukhov

Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court on Jan. 10 extended pro-Kremlin lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk’s house arrest in a treason case for two months. In October Medvedchuk, a co-leader of the pro-Kremlin Opposition Platform-For Life party (44 seats in parliament), was charged with treason and financing terrorism and placed under house

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Ex-lawmaker Pashynskyi released on bail.

Former lawmaker Serhii Pashynskyi, suspected of illegally appropriating almost 100,000 metric tons of state-owned oil in 2014, was released from custody on bail, Pashynski said on social media on Feb. 27. The bail was set at Hr 272.5 million ($7.1 million).
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ISW: Russia holds offensive initiative.

"Russian forces have regained the theater-wide initiative and will be able to pursue offensive operations when and where they choose as long as they hold the initiative," the ISW said.
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