Russia Refuses to Free Ukrainian Pilot From Prison: VICE News Capsule, February 26

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Russia refuses to free a Ukrainian pilot from prison, Iran stages large-scale military drills including an attack on a fake U.S. aircraft carrier, two major drug busts in Colombia over the last week, and three Austrians undergo a procedure that makes them the first amputees in the world to control a prosthetic using their minds.

RUSSIA
Court Refuses to Free Ukrainian Army Pilot Captured by Rebels
Nadezhda Savchenko was charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. She’s been on hunger strike in prison for more than two months.

IRAN
Armed Forces Stage Attack on Replica U.S. Carrier
The U.S. Navy says it’s not concerned about the exercises and downplayed the possibility Iran’s military could destroy such a formidable American target.

COLOMBIA
Two Major Drug Busts in Less Than a Week
Authorities seized more than six tons of cocaine with a street value of nearly $180 million.

AUSTRIA
Bionic Reconstruction Gives Amputees Improved Limb Control
Thanks to the novel technique, three men are now able to control their prosthetic hands using their minds.

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