Tensions Rise as Russian Military Buildup Near Ukraine Continues

Russia has now amassed at least 70% of the military capability it needs to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to U.S. officials. This further adds to the tension between the two countries as a result of the mass buildup of Russian military forces along the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.

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Jailed Ex-Georgian President’s Hunger Strike Causes Outrage

On October 1st, after eight years of exile, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili returned to his home country and was promptly arrested. Since his arrest, he has gone on a hunger strike, and with his condition deteriorating supporters, rights groups, and international observers have expressed concern regarding his treatment.

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