New Ukraine Law Allows Selling Russian Assets To Fund War Efforts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on Monday, allowing the sale of Russian assets to fund Ukraine’s war efforts. The law would sanction any individual or organization threatening Ukraine’s national security, sovereignty, or territorial integrity. It also covers people …

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Russian Soldier Sentenced to Life During First Ukraine War Crimes Trial

Fourth EstateVadim Shishimarin, 21, admittedly killed a 62-year-old civilian riding a bike in Ukraine’s northern Sumy Oblast

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin has been sentenced to life in prison by the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv after he pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old civilian. “The court finds Vadim Shishimarin guilty of committing a criminal offense under Part …

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HRW Claims Documenting War Crimes in Ukraine

Fourth EstateCasualties and bodies at the Kramatorsk, Ukraine train station following a Russian missile attack - UMoD

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Thursday that Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions from late February through March subjected civilians to summary executions, torture, and other grave abuses that are apparent war …

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Swedish-Iranian Hostage At Risk Of Retaliatory Execution By Iran Claims Amnesty International

Fourth EstateAhmadreza Djalali taken into custody April 2016 on still-unknown charges. | VUB

Amnesty International on Thursday said Iran is threatening a Swedish-Iranian doctor, Ahmedreza Djalali with imminent execution in a bid to force Belgium and Sweden to stop prosecutions of two Iranian officials. Iran detained Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at …

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Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty to War Crimes in Ukraine

Fourth EstateVadim Shishimarin, 21, admittedly killed a 62-year-old civilian riding a bike in Ukraine’s northern Sumy Oblast

A Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing a civilian in Sumy Oblast. Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, admittedly killed a 62-year-old civilian riding a bike in Ukraine’s northern Sumy Oblast while retreating near the village of Chupakhivka. Shishimarin said …

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27 Burned Villagers Discovered in Sagaing After Junta Arson Attack

Villagers in Myanmar’s Sagaing area discovered 27 charred bodies inside burned homes on Thursday, May 12. Radio Free Asia (RFA) indicated in a report that the ruling military junta has been conducting an arson campaign against rural villages for months, …

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Ukraine to Hold First War Crimes Trial of Russian Soldier in Custody

Fourth EstateMariupol - Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Ukraine announced on May 11 that it is launching its first war crimes trial in the Russian invasion, in the case of a Russian soldier accused of killing a civilian. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova identified the first Russian service member …

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Ukraine Claims Grain Stolen By Russians Taken to Syria

Fourth EstateWheat fields in Ukraine, Oblast Lviv - Raimond Spekking

Ukraine’s defense ministry has claimed that Russian cargo ships have transported grain stolen from Ukraine, most likely to Syria. According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, dry cargo ships under the Russian flag have reached the Mediterranean. The cargo …

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