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Russia’s State Duma Wednesday approved a law to change the age of enlistment in Russia. The law allows individuals over the age of 40 to enter the armed forces. In order for the change to become law, President Vladimir Putin needs to sign it. As the Ukrainian invasion continues, Russia is dealing with high casualty [...]

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Russia President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree expediting the Russian citizenship process for residents living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. The new decree allows for residents of Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts to more easily acquire Russian citizenship and passports. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited the two regions last week. During his [...]

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The Pechersky District Court of Kyiv in Ukraine Monday ordered the arrest in absentia of ex-president Viktor Yanukovich on charges of treason for signing the “Kharkiv Pact” in 2010. The agreement allowed Russia to lease naval facilities in Crimea until 2042. The court, with the participation of prosecutors of the Office of the Prosecutor General, charged [...]

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The Canadian government announced new sanctions against Russia Friday, in addition to the sanctions already in place. According to Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the new sanctions will add 14 individuals with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin to the individual sanctions list. The new sanctions will also cover luxury goods such as [...]

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The US Department of State (DOS) Tuesday announced the launch of a new Conflict Observatory to capture, analyze and make widely available evidence of Russia-perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine. DOS said in a statement that the program encompasses the documentation, verification and dissemination of open-source evidence regarding the actions of Russia’s forces [...]

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UK officials Monday announced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus worth £1.7 billion. The sanctions are aimed at encouraging Russia to cease its invasion of Ukraine. The UK already have a number of sanctions in place. The UK package of sanctions involves increasing tariffs on £1.7 billion worth of imported goods. The tariffs will increase [...]

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In world politics and international law, meaningful explanation must always begin with the solitary human being, with the microcosm. This generalized individual, regardless of nationality, seeks to maximize one form of power above all others.  In essence, this searched-for ultimate power is power over death. To continue, there is considerable legal detail for scholars to [...]

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Ukrainian General Prosecutor Iryna Venediktova Thursday announced the investigation of 10 Russian soldiers involved in atrocities committed in Bucha, Ukraine. According to the WSJ, prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 10 Russian soldiers. The town of Bucha is located on the northern outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine. The town was captured by the Russian army sometime [...]

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Canadian lawmakers Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a motion labeling Russia’s actions in Ukraine a “genocide.” The declaration was voted upon in the Canadian House of Commons and is non-binding on the Canadian government, but it nevertheless signals that the parliament seeks to hold Russia accountable for its actions. The motion was first proposed by [...]

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