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    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.
    Aug31

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.

    Simon Saradzhyan Security, Russia Snap drills weren’t a sign that Putin is about to march on Kyiv, but the fear they provoked is a reminder that Europe’s security architecture needs an update. The latest series of military exercises in Russia have unnerved its Western neighbors, who are concerned that Russia may be preparing for a...

    Russia’s Military Exercises Fuel Fears of Continued Aggression
    Aug31

    Russia’s Military Exercises Fuel Fears of Continued Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the late summer weather begins to cool, Russian military exercises have kept the tensions hot in Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. Periodic flare-ups in the ongoing war in Ukraine’s embattled Donbas region this summer have renewed fears of a full-on Russian invasion and spurred an unprecedented post-Cold War redeployment...

    What next? Opaque Uzbekistan faces transition anxieties
    Aug30

    What next? Opaque Uzbekistan faces transition anxieties

    MOSCOW (AP) — Whether Uzbekistan’s president is at death’s door or has already passed through is unclear, but that may not be the greatest uncertainty facing the country — it’s what comes after his death. As independent Uzbekistan’s only leader, Islam Karimov has run a monolithic regime, harshly repressing any opposition...

    Ukrainian government dismisses combat photographer amid accusations that his work is ‘clumsy’ propaganda
    Aug30

    Ukrainian government dismisses combat photographer amid accusations that his work is ‘clumsy’ propaganda

    The government of Ukraine will no longer use the work of Dmitry Muravsky, an amateur photographer and volunteer for the country’s Ministry of Defense, after the authenticity of a viral picture taken in the country’s war-torn east came into question. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday Muravsky’s dismissal in...

    Putin to Visit Japan in December
    Aug30

    Putin to Visit Japan in December

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan in December, Moscow and Tokyo confirmed Tuesday. The schedule for the visit could be decided when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Putin later this week at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Japan’s top government spokesman said. “I believe the most important thing in...

    Mob in Ukraine Drives Dozens of Roma From Their Homes
    Aug30

    Mob in Ukraine Drives Dozens of Roma From Their Homes

    Residents blamed them for the rape and death of a 9-year-old, but a rights group noted that the suspect who was arrested was not of that ethnic group. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kiev and Moscow Call For End in Fighting for First Day of School
    Aug30

    Kiev and Moscow Call For End in Fighting for First Day of School

    Ukraine and Russia’s representatives in trilateral peace talks are calling for an end to all hostilities in the region by midnight, Wednesday, ahead of the start of the new school year. Following talks in Belarus between Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE ), all three parties are calling for a...

    Kazakhstan Hunts Man Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Ukrainian Separatists
    Aug30

    Kazakhstan Hunts Man Suspected Of Fighting Alongside Ukrainian Separatists

    A court in Kazakhstan’s northwestern city of Aqtobe has added to the country’s wanted list a local resident suspected of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Man Jailed For Joining Ukrainian Forces
    Aug30

    Russian Man Jailed For Joining Ukrainian Forces

    A court in Russia has jailed a Russian man for fighting against Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, August 30, 2016
    Aug30

    The Morning Vertical, August 30, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...