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Russian-American ballerina arrested in Moscow over $50 Ukraine charity donation
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Feb 21, 2024 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read
Ksenia Karelina, an American citizen, is seen under arrest in Russia.
Ksenia Karelina, an American citizen, is seen under arrest in Russia. PHOTO BY RIA NOVOSTI / VOLUNTEER INFO /Facebook
A Russian-American ballerina has been arrested in Russia for allegedly donating money to Ukrainian relief efforts.

Ksenia Karelina, who lives in Los Angeles, was heading to Yekaterinburg to visit family when she was accused of treason and taken into custody in Moscow on Jan. 2.

In a video shared to social media, Karelina is seen with a hat covering her eyes and wearing a puffer jacket as a member of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) places her in handcuffs.

The FSB accused her of “proactively collecting funds in the interests of one of the Ukrainian organizations, which were subsequently used to purchase tactical medicine items, equipment, weapons and ammunition by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”


According to Russian lawyers group Perviy Otdel, a $51.80 donation to American charity Razom for Ukraine – Together for Ukraine – was likely tracked by bank records recovered from a phone by Russian officials when she crossed the border.

“We recommend deleting the history of money transfers to foreign accounts from banking applications, including foreign banks,” the group wrote on messaging app Telegram.

Razom provides humanitarian assistance in Ukraine to people affected by the war with Russia.

Karelina, 33, faces 20 years in prison.

Isabella Koretz, owner of a Beverly Hills spa where Karelina works, said her friend was “interrogated for 13 hours” and placed in a freezing jail cell with two other women.

“She’s not a politician, she’s an aesthetician,” Koretz told Britain’s Daily Mail. “She’s just a super sweet person and wanted to help.


“She’s an American citizen. She’s entitled to do whatever she wants to do, and she was really missing her family.”

White House national security spokesman John Kirby said the White House and the State Department were aware of reports of the arrest of a dual U.S.-Russia citizen and added “we are trying to get more information and to secure some consular access to that individual.”

Kirby didn’t comment further out of respect for privacy, but he reiterated “our very strong warnings about the danger posed to U.S. citizens inside Russia.”



He added: “If you’re a U.S. citizen, including a dual national residing in or traveling in Russia, you ought to leave right now.”

News of her arrest comes days after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in a remote Arctic penal colony.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Karelina left Russia more than a decade ago as part of a program to work and study English in the Baltimore area.

She became a U.S. citizen when she married in 2013 but the relationship didn’t work out. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to start a new life.

— with files from the Associated Press.
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Since i only half follow this war, can anyone explain why so many on the right of the political spectrum are opposed to sending money to Ukraine? Do we have to wait until poo tin conquers Ukraine and invades another Eastern Europe country to catch on to what is going to happen?
 

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Since i only half follow this war, can anyone explain why so many on the right of the political spectrum are opposed to sending money to Ukraine? Do we have to wait until poo tin conquers Ukraine and invades another Eastern Europe country to catch on to what is going to happen?
Not at all.

They won't catch on then either.

They like Putin because he hates everything they hate.
 

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Russian-American ballerina arrested in Moscow over $50 Ukraine charity donation
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Feb 21, 2024 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read
Ksenia Karelina, an American citizen, is seen under arrest in Russia.
Ksenia Karelina, an American citizen, is seen under arrest in Russia. PHOTO BY RIA NOVOSTI / VOLUNTEER INFO /Facebook
A Russian-American ballerina has been arrested in Russia for allegedly donating money to Ukrainian relief efforts.

Ksenia Karelina, who lives in Los Angeles, was heading to Yekaterinburg to visit family when she was accused of treason and taken into custody in Moscow on Jan. 2.

In a video shared to social media, Karelina is seen with a hat covering her eyes and wearing a puffer jacket as a member of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) places her in handcuffs.

The FSB accused her of “proactively collecting funds in the interests of one of the Ukrainian organizations, which were subsequently used to purchase tactical medicine items, equipment, weapons and ammunition by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”


According to Russian lawyers group Perviy Otdel, a $51.80 donation to American charity Razom for Ukraine – Together for Ukraine – was likely tracked by bank records recovered from a phone by Russian officials when she crossed the border.

“We recommend deleting the history of money transfers to foreign accounts from banking applications, including foreign banks,” the group wrote on messaging app Telegram.

Razom provides humanitarian assistance in Ukraine to people affected by the war with Russia.

Karelina, 33, faces 20 years in prison.

Isabella Koretz, owner of a Beverly Hills spa where Karelina works, said her friend was “interrogated for 13 hours” and placed in a freezing jail cell with two other women.

“She’s not a politician, she’s an aesthetician,” Koretz told Britain’s Daily Mail. “She’s just a super sweet person and wanted to help.


“She’s an American citizen. She’s entitled to do whatever she wants to do, and she was really missing her family.”

White House national security spokesman John Kirby said the White House and the State Department were aware of reports of the arrest of a dual U.S.-Russia citizen and added “we are trying to get more information and to secure some consular access to that individual.”

Kirby didn’t comment further out of respect for privacy, but he reiterated “our very strong warnings about the danger posed to U.S. citizens inside Russia.”



He added: “If you’re a U.S. citizen, including a dual national residing in or traveling in Russia, you ought to leave right now.”

News of her arrest comes days after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in a remote Arctic penal colony.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Karelina left Russia more than a decade ago as part of a program to work and study English in the Baltimore area.

She became a U.S. citizen when she married in 2013 but the relationship didn’t work out. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to start a new life.

— with files from the Associated Press.
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How did Russia know that they donated to a Ukrainian charity and why would she go to a country that s at war. I understand her family was there but seriously she put her life at risk by going back home. I don t understand why. Then people complain that she s been incarcerated. This is puzzling to me. Common sense would dictate that you would wait until things are resolved & keep in contact via zoom, skype when the war is over. I m not heartless but common sense....for heavens sake. I would bet $100 that her relatives (family) would agree that she should have stayed where she was.
 

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Since i only half follow this war, can anyone explain why so many on the right of the political spectrum are opposed to sending money to Ukraine? Do we have to wait until poo tin conquers Ukraine and invades another Eastern Europe country to catch on to what is going to happen?
Well if Putin could easily take controll of Eastern European countries he would have finished this dog and pony show two and a half years ago . Does this war give you fear that Russia is in a military position to expand ?
 

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Trudeau says Russia 'must win' war in embarrassing gaffe
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Feb 26, 2024 • Last updated 2 days ago • 1 minute read

Taking a page from U.S. President Joe Biden’s growing playbook of public-speaking gaffes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday mistakenly said “Russia must win this war.”


The blunder happened while Trudeau addressed a joint news conference with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Warsaw.


“We know that Russia must win this war. Sorry, Ukraine must win this war against Russia,” Trudeau said, before immediately apologizing for the slip of the tongue.

The Canadian PM had recently visited Ukraine and announced nearly $3 billion in financial support for the war-torn country.

Social-media users were quick to jump on Trudeau’s embarrassing gaffe.

“Canada’s Joe Biden. Except Biden is 81 years old. What’s Trudeau’s excuse,” one commenter posted on X.

“Justin Trudeau goes on another foreign trip to educate the world with his wisdom and speaking expertise. Just kidding,” another commenter posted on X.


Another suggested Trudeau’s comments will help Russian President Vladimir Putin.



“Justin Trudeau just handed Vladimir Putin a HUGE propaganda win by mistakenly saying ‘Russia must win this war,” the poster said.

Both Canada and Poland have rallied around Ukraine as the country’s battle with Putin’s military enters its third year. The Ukrainian army’s dwindling cache of weapons, ammunition and other supplies prompted an urgent plea for help from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.



Saturday marked the two-year mark of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Biden’s latest in a long list of gaffes came on the weekend, when he appeared to refer to Chinese President Xi Jinping as “head of Russia” before correcting himself.

 
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