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Thousands Arrested in Russia Following Anti-War Protests

Russian police have arrested thousands of anti-war protesters after President Vladimir Putin’s partial draft of reserve forces. Armed forces detained over 1,300 Russian civilians in almost thirty-nine cities. The Russian human rights group OVD confirmed that there were over...

Russian Soldier Gets Life in Prison in First Ukraine War Crime Trial

Russian soldier Vadim Syshimarin was sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine on Monday in the country's first war crime trial since Russian troops invaded the country three months ago. Syshimarin, 21, was found guilty of killing a 62-year-old, unarmed...

Former NATO Chief Stavridis: Russia’s “Amazing Incompetence” in Ukraine

James Stavridis, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said that Russia's “amazing incompetence” in Ukraine has resulted in a loss of generals and other top officers that is unprecedented in modern history. In an interview that aired Sunday with...

Zelensky Tells Security Council that “Russians Killed for Pleasure”

On Tuesday, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky showed the UN Security Council a harrowing video from Ukraine in an apparent attempt to embarrass Russia and rally international sympathy and support. The clip lasted about a minute and showed image after image...

Biden Calls for Putin to be Tried for War Crimes after Bucha Killings

Joe Biden called for Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes on Monday following the killings of civilians in the city of Bucha, Ukraine. Biden said the images coming from Bucha warranted calling Putin a "war criminal," adding, "but...

Russia Accused of War Crimes as Ukraine Town is Littered with Corpses

Russia has been accused of war crimes in Ukraine including the indiscriminate killing of civilians in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv following its withdrawal from the area. Shocking images released by AFP on Saturday reveal a massacre of...

Greek Diplomat in Mariupol Describes Possible Russian War Crimes

A Greek official, who was the last remaining western diplomat in Mariupol, Ukraine, described harrowing scenes that may constitute war crimes after he was finally evacuated from the city. Manolis Androulakis, Greece's Consul General, who spoke to journalist Kostas Onisenko...

Memorial on Nazis’ Overlooked Crimes in Greece Opens in Germany

A German museum has created a new exhibition to highlight the atrocities carried out by the Nazi occupation forces in Greece, which its organizers say are largely overlooked or unknown in Germany. The outdoor exhibit, entitled "German Crimes in Greece"...

Greek PM Tsipras Meets with Distomo Massacre Survivor

A meeting with the man who shocked the German public opinion with his narration of what the Nazis did in the village of Distomo, Greece, in June 10, 1944, held Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday. Argyris Sfountouris, a survivor of...

Karadzic Calls For Carolos Papoulias To Give Evidence on His Case

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday to issue a subpoena compelling the Greek President Carolos Papoulias to give a one-hour interview to Karadzic’s advisor. According to the former...