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Monday 2 May 2022
May 02, 2022
Bosnia's LGBT Community Hails 'Historic' Ruling Against Discrimination, Hate
The verdict in a three-year-long legal battle marks the first time a court in one of the Balkans' more religiously conservative countries has called out discrimination targeting sexual orientation under a decade-old law.
May 02, 2022
'They Described How I Would Die In Agony': Ukrainian Journalist Recounts His Brutal Week As A Russian Prisoner
In March, Ukrainian journalist Oleh Baturin was abducted in the Russia-occupied Kherson region and held prisoner for eight days. He told RFE/RL about the beatings, interrogations, and mistreatment he endured as retaliation for his reporting.
May 02, 2022
Clash Of Titans: As EU Moves To End Reliance On Russian Gas, Will Putin Seek To Strike First?
The European Union says it can drastically cut Russian natural gas imports this year and end them “well before” the decade is out. How realistic is that? And what if Russia moves to create economic havoc by cutting the EU off even earlier?
May 01, 2022
'How About We Cut Off Your Ear?': Ukrainian Teen Describes Family's 'Filtration' By Russian Troops
Ukrainians who've undergone the Russian vetting process known as "filtration" describe arbitrary violence and threats, explicit or implied, and KGB-like questions to test fleeing civilians' loyalty.
April 30, 2022
Analysis: Erdogan Hoping Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Can Bolster Turkish Regional Power
Turkey condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tempered its reaction, including refusing to join sanctions against Moscow while providing Kyiv with key military drones. What are the geopolitical calculations behind Ankara's response?
April 28, 2022
Bulgarian PM, Main Ruling Party Vow Support To Arm Ukraine After Gazprom Cutoff
The provision of such aid would align Sofia more closely with most NATO allies but deepen a rift with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who has suggested that arming either side merely prolongs the fighting.
Nordic Firepower: The Native Military Hardware Sweden, Finland Would Bring To NATO2
Fighters That Left Steelworks Registered As POWs, As Russia Keeps Up Shelling Of Areas In Eastern Ukraine3
Ukrainian Troops Destroy Russian Armor In Donetsk Region4
Zelenskiy Mocks Russia's Claim Of Laser Weapon Ready To Deploy In Ukraine5
Bypassing Bosnia: The Massive Bridge Set To Transform Balkan Travel6
Ukrainian Troops Taken From Azovstal Steelworks, Yielding Strategic City Of Mariupol To Russia7
Corned Beef And Cocaine8
Ukraine Hopes Soldiers Evacuated From Mariupol Can Be Part Of Prisoner Exchange9
Russia's Capture Of Azovstal: Symbolic Success, 'Pyrrhic' Victory?10
Destroyed Russian Military Equipment On Display In New Ukrainian Museum Exhibit