Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in prison for genocide and other crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia court in The Hague, Netherlands.
"The fight for greater freedom, greater respect, greater dignity is a unifying narrative of our humanity in all its diversity."
U.S. flags have been lowered to half-staff throughout the United States, its embassies and bases as a sign of respect for the victims of terror attacks that killed at least 30 and injured more than 200 in Brussels.
It is critical for Ukraine's leaders to set aside their differences and put their people and country first.
This month marks the second anniversary of the sham referendum on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, which Russia held in violation of international law and the Ukrainian constitution.
“The charges against Ukrainian citizens held for politically-motivated reasons should be dismissed, and in the case of those being held within Russia, they should be allowed to return to Ukraine."
Human Rights abuses in Russia under President Vladimir Putin have deteriorated significantly in the last year.
Just over one year ago, Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, was assassinated as he walked across a bridge in central Moscow.
The United States congratulates Ukrainian civil society activist Oleksandra Matviychuk for winning the Democracy Defender Award.
The U.S. has committed over $20 million dollars to help support Ukraine's new patrol police.
Russian occupation authorities have forcibly suppressed dissent by targeting and intimidating journalists and pro-Ukrainian activists. The Crimean Tatar population has been a particular focus of repression, and that repression is intensifying.
USAID is working in Armenia to curb groundwater abstraction.