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Ukraine, Russia to extend Black Sea Fleet lease

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to extend the stay of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol after the existing lease expires in 2017, news agencies reported. The move is among the strongest concrete signs since President Viktor...

Russian president boosts ties on visit to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Ukraine on Monday, where he oversaw the signing of several cooperation deals with the new Moscow-friendly leadership. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has advocated stronger ties with Russia, reversing his predecessor's attempts...

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: An Analysis under the Principles of Jus ad Bellum

Introduction The Legality of the Use of Force under the UN Charter In the devastating aftermath of World War II, the international community came together to prohibit the use of force in international relations. The Charter of the United Nations ( Charter or CUN ) became the formal codification...