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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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Separatist Ukrainian Leader Wounded in Luhansk Car Bombing
    Aug06

    Separatist Ukrainian Leader Wounded in Luhansk Car Bombing

    MOSCOW—A top separatist leader in Ukraine’s Luhansk region has been wounded in a car bombing, his colleagues said Saturday. An explosive device went off 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. The...

    Ukraine casualties hit 2016 high
    Aug06

    Ukraine casualties hit 2016 high

    The increasingly tense situation on the frontline between government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a spike in civilian casualties, according to new figures released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. …read more Source:...