Russia facing new sanctions after Putin recognizes breakaway regions

MOSCOW/DONETSK, Feb 22 – The United States and its European allies are poised to announce harsh new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday after President Vladimir Putin formally recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, escalating a security crisis on the continent. The Ukrainian

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Hundreds locked up in regions of Ukraine under Russian separatist control

Hundreds of people have been detained in the Russian-separatist controlled portions of eastern Ukraine where they have been subjected to various human rights abuses including torture, sexual violence and mock executions, according to reports from the United Nations and other

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