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    Russia’s Armchair Warrior Turns on Ukraine’s Rebel Leader
    Jul11

    Russia’s Armchair Warrior Turns on Ukraine’s Rebel Leader

    Russia’s armchair warrior? Sergei Kurginyan earns himself a meme on the Russian Internet. Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock. Russian supporters of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine are panicking after rebels fled from their stronghold in Slovyansk last week. Igor Strelkov, the retired Russian military intelligence colonel who commands the...

    Western Ukraine Police Using Facebook to Increase Police Accountability
    Jul11

    Western Ukraine Police Using Facebook to Increase Police Accountability

    According to a report [uk] by RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe), heads of district police departments in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv have been ordered to set up Facebook profiles. As of June 25, 2014, all of them can be found and contacted through the social network, which the Head of the Lviv Regional Department of the Ministry of Interior...

    Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević’s Mistakes
    Jul11

    Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević’s Mistakes

    Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, several Western news outlets have highlighted comparisons between Putin and former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević. Both Putin and Milošević, the story goes, manufactured tensions in a neighboring country by accusing their enemies of fascism....

    The Perils of the Lunar Putin
    Jul11

    The Perils of the Lunar Putin

    The Lunar Putin, a literal interpretation. Images mixed by author. Years ago, when I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, I attended a roundtable discussion held on campus about the legacy of Stalinism. Like most things at Berkeley, the event was open to the public. After introductions and some brief remarks, audience members were invited to...

    Ukraine imposes new conditions on peace talks with pro-Russia rebels
    Jul11

    Ukraine imposes new conditions on peace talks with pro-Russia rebels

    Ukraine’s government has taken an increasingly aggressive stance towards pro-Russian separatists, vowing to expunge them from their reduced area of control and imposing new conditions before peace talks can restart. …read more Source: France...

    A rebel city encircled by Ukraine’s army
    Jul11

    A rebel city encircled by Ukraine’s army

    Donetsk has become the scene of a potential final conflict between thousands of pro-Russia separatists and an encircling Ukrainian army …read more Source: Financial...

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists
    Jul11

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists

    Highest 24-hour death toll since president ended brief ceasefire includes 19 troops killed in rocket attack near Russian borderUkraine’s military has said 23 servicemen have died in clashes with pro-Russia separatists across the east, a development that threatens to shatter slim western hopes of a truce in the three-month...

    Ukraine: Slovyansk residents return to homes and businesses in ruins
    Jul11

    Ukraine: Slovyansk residents return to homes and businesses in ruins

    Efforts to rebuild the former rebel stronghold of Slovyansk have begun. Militants, who seized the town three months ago, were driven away last… …read more Source:...

    Thirty Ukrainian troops possibly killed in rebel missile attack
    Jul11

    Thirty Ukrainian troops possibly killed in rebel missile attack

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – A rocket attack by pro-Russian rebels on a border post on Ukraine’s border with Russia on Friday may have killed as many as 30 soldiers and border guards, an Interior Ministry adviser said, promising swift retribution from Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine official: rebel rocket attack kills dozens of government troops
    Jul11

    Ukraine official: rebel rocket attack kills dozens of government troops

    Pro-Russia insurgents have fired rockets at a border post in Ukraine, killing dozens of government troops, according to a Ukrainian official. Meanwhile, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Kyiv to exercise restraint. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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