Students and older residents of the Serbian city of Pale reacted to the naming of a student dormitory after Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as the Hague tribunal reaches a verdict in the war crimes trial where he faces charges of genocide.
President Petro Poroshenko presided over the delivery to the army of 16 new armored vehicles and 18 mortars produced by the Kharkiv Morozov Design Bureau and Kyiv’s Mayak factory. (Ukrainian Service)
The country’s prime minister allegedly threatened a reporter for breaking the story about his brother claiming asylum in Germany.
The Hague tribunal is set to announce its verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who stands accused of ordering the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian city of Srebrenica.
In advance of this year's parliamentary elections, Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika on March 23 called on prosecutors "to take exhaustive response measures" against NGOs "violating laws," including "their dissolution via court hearings."
Ukraine’s security council is planning to impose sanctions on Russian officials implicated in the imprisonment of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. There are reports that Russia would consider proposals for a prisoner exchange in April, when the verdict comes into effect. (In Ukrainian)
Speaking at Kharkiv National University on March 23, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would support any candidate proposed by the ruling coalition when parliament votes on a new prime minister on March 29. (In Ukrainian)
Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, widely criticized for his failure to combat corruption, has allegedly written a letter instructing prosecutors not to transfer several cases to the newly created National Anti-Corruption Bureau for investigation. (In Russian, Current Time TV)
Russian economist Maksim Blant says the country’s pension system has been profoundly weakened by the government’s use of funds to address the financial crisis, but more damaging measures are planned that would make employer contributions “voluntary,” requiring that contributions be deducted from employee salaries instead. (In Russian)
Crimean political commentator Lev Abalkin says the construction of a bridge over the Kerch strait is being portrayed by the Kremlin as a symbol of a restored empire, and the hype is meant to keep Moscow’s approval ratings high. (In Ukrainian)
The two countries have placed armored vehicles and soldiers near a disputed border area as heightened tensions have prompted the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization to meet in Moscow.