July 9, 2014

Ukraine Wants Their Militarized Dolphins Back

Jordan Larson, Vice

The Associated Press

Amid the riots, reports of human rights abuses, and fear of a new Cold War during the Crimean crisis earlier this year, you might recall the plight of Ukraine’s military dolphins, which were seized by Russian forces when they overtook Sevastopol, the home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

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