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    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup
    Nov23

    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

    A separatist leader in Ukraine’s east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day. Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, claimed that former Interior Minister Igor Kornet “tried to seize...

    The Diplomat vs. the Lobbyist
    Nov23

    The Diplomat vs. the Lobbyist

    One would think Paul Manafort’s current legal troubles would serve as a cautionary tale for Washington lobbyists about the perils of seeking to burnish the reputations of authoritarian political leaders from other lands. And yet these lobbyists persist, even to the point of working for sketchy Ukrainian politico-oligarchic interests with...

    News of the Day From Around the World, Nov. 22
    Nov23

    News of the Day From Around the World, Nov. 22

    1 Ukraine standoff: Dozens of armed men occupied the center of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist enclave. The menacing deadlock in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic began on Monday,...

    What In The World Is Going On In The Russia-Backed Separatist Luhansk ‘Republic’?

    Heavily armed men on armored vehicles are patrolling the streets of a war-wracked eastern Ukrainian city — but this time it’s different. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rival factions are battling for control in eastern Ukraine
    Nov23

    Rival factions are battling for control in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Dozens of armed men occupied the center of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist enclave. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine
    Nov23

    Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

    With armored vehicles on streets, civilians fled a showdown between rival Moscow-backed political leaders in the breakaway Luhansk region. …read more Source: The New York...

    The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report
    Nov23

    The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report

    Michael Karkoc is a “lifelong Republican” accused of liquidating a village in Eastern Poland. During the 2016 election, Donald Trump earned the enthusiastic endorsement of Neo-Nazis and the alt right. But a new report published Thursday reveals that the Republican Party counts an actual S.S. commander among its constituents.According...

    Trump Would Be a Fool to Arm Ukraine
    Nov22

    Trump Would Be a Fool to Arm Ukraine

    John Hudson reports on the push to get Trump to approve sending arms to Ukraine: President Donald Trump’s top advisers are closer now to achieving what seemed unthinkable at the start of his presidency: Shipping millions of dollars of US weapons to Ukraine’s embattled military. According to the report, Trump’s advisers think...

    The Daily Vertical: Return Of The Little Green Men
    Nov22

    The Daily Vertical: Return Of The Little Green Men

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin ‘Following’ Situation In Ukraine’s Russia-Backed Separatist-Controlled Luhansk
    Nov22

    Kremlin ‘Following’ Situation In Ukraine’s Russia-Backed Separatist-Controlled Luhansk

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow is closely following the situation in the parts of Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists following reports that local separatist leader Igor Plotnitsky has fled to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...