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Important that Ukraine Respects Human Rights under New Martial Law

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Expand Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, May 12, 2016. © 2016 Reuters The Ukrainian parliament has voted to enforce the declaration of martial law in Ukraine’s 10 regions that border Russia, following clashes between the two countries’ forces earlier this week.  According to numerous media reports, on November 25, Russian forces attacked three Ukrainian naval vessels near the coast of Crimea, claiming they had illegally sailed into Russia-controlled waters. Russian authorities seized the Ukrainian ships, captured their crew members, and temporarily…

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