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    Rebel leader in Ukraine wounded in bombing
    Aug07

    Rebel leader in Ukraine wounded in bombing

    An explosive device detonated early Saturday in Luhansk near the car of Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, the rebel-run Luhansk Information Center said on its website. Fighting between Russia-backed rebels and government forces has been raging since April 2014, leaving more than 9,500 dead and...

    Ukraine insurgency leads to flood of illegal weapons
    Aug07

    Ukraine insurgency leads to flood of illegal weapons

    The war in eastern Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists has led to the uncontrolled spread of firearms throughout the country, with experts describing Ukraine as a “supermarket” where millions of illegal weapons are for sale. Since the armed conflict broke out in 2014, the number of crimes involving firearms has more than doubled in Ukraine,...

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons
    Aug07

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

    KIEV, Ukraine — A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kyiv, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic pistol for about $160. Amid haggling, he drops the price to $120. He says he also has Kalashnikov automatic rifles for less than $400 and can get heavier weapons such as rocket launchers if given a little more...

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons
    Aug07

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

    Since the conflict broke out in 2014, the number of crimes involving firearms has more than doubled in Ukraine, a country where gun ownership was previously very rare …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing
    Aug07

    Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing

    A pro-Russian leader of Ukraine’s breakaway region of Luhansk was wounded on Saturday in a car bombing that supporters called an assassination attempt. Igor Plotnitsky, a burly, bull-necked warlord who has been at the helm of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine since 2014,… …read more Source: Los...

    Poland appoints new ambassador to Russia
    Aug06

    Poland appoints new ambassador to Russia

    The Polish Foreign Ministry has officially appointed Włodzimierz Marciniak as the new Ambassador to Russia, the ministry’s press service said on Thursday. “Minister Witold Waszczykowski appointed new Polish ambassadors on behalf of the president. Wlodzimierz Marciniak will represent Poland in Moscow, and Jan Piekło will head the Embassy in...

    America’s Top Spies and Analysts Warn of Real Threat of a Trump Presidency – 5 Leaders Who Have Spoken out
    Aug06

    America’s Top Spies and Analysts Warn of Real Threat of a Trump Presidency – 5 Leaders Who Have Spoken out

    The CIA’s one-time acting director joins a growing list of former intelligence and military officials alarmed by The Donald’s ignorant, nuke-happy, saber-rattling rhetoric. Starting next week, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the two major-party candidates for the presidency of the United States, will begin receiving national...

    Bomb Wounds Russian-Backed Leader of Ukraine Separatist Region
    Aug06

    Bomb Wounds Russian-Backed Leader of Ukraine Separatist Region

    A blast tore apart a car carrying Igor V. Plotnitsky, the president of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Moves, Terrorism Fuel Talk of War in Europe
    Aug06

    Russia’s Moves, Terrorism Fuel Talk of War in Europe

    KYIV, Ukraine—Whether referring to Russian aggression in the east or to the threat of Islamist terrorism in the West, Europe’s political, media, and religious elite are increasingly using the word “war” to describe the Continent’s security challenges. The day after the July 14 terror attack in Nice, in which a man drove a large truck...

    Leader of Luhansk People’s Republic injured in car bombing
    Aug06

    Leader of Luhansk People’s Republic injured in car bombing

    The leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine was injured in a car bombing on Saturday. …read more Source: Iran...