Ukraine pilot freed by Russia as part of prisoner swap deal

Background: Russia-Ukraine relations, Prisoner swap deal, Ukraine crisis, Crimea annexation. Ukrainian pilot after nearly two years in a Russian jail following a prisoner swap with Moscow that drew a line under a major diplomatic spat. The President vowed that Ukraine would take back Crimea (which was annexed by Russia in 2014) and the rebel-held territory […]

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Colombo to set up Office on Missing Persons

Background: Sri Lanka’s human rights issue, UNHRC. Important Points:  The Sri Lankan government has decided to set up an Office on Missing Persons, one of the four mechanisms proposed to deal with the civil war-related grievances. The OMP will not engage in prosecutions. However, it will have the power to investigate for the purpose of […]

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