Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 11 wounded in the past 24 hours. The Ukrainian military has ordered soldiers under the age of 20 to leave the front line and transfer to further training.
When Russian media reported March 24 that 6 National Guardsmen and 6 militants were killed in a “shoot-out” in Chechnya, it was a typical story with scant details. Now Novaya Gazeta has evidence the Chechens were executed point-blank, contradicting the official report.
Russian lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov, attorney for the family of Sergei Magnitsky, has been upgraded from “critical” to “serious” in the Botkin Hospital in Moscow and is now conscious, colleagues report.