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    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth
    May29

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth

    News of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to classify more data on Russian military losses prompted many in Russia, Ukraine and the West to draw the facile conclusion that he acted to hide the casualties of his hybrid war on Ukraine. Putin, however, is doing something worse than that: He’s telling the country he has ruled...

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims
    May29

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims

    The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claimed Friday that Kiev forces were preparing to use chemical weapons against the pro-Russia rebels. The ministry’s official spokesman, Eduard Basurin, said Ukrainian Armed Forces had begun in recent weeks to strengthen security within its facilities and...

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time
    May29

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time

    The operation that has worried the EU is drawing Serbia away from its EU membership path, convinced people that Ukraine is neo-Nazi and Putin was right to annex Crimea. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv
    May29

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv

    Military forces in Kharkiv have dug a network of trenches to provide shelter if fighting with separatists should reach the northeastern Ukrainian city. But even within the military ranks, there’s disagreement on whether the defensive measures are necessary — or largely for show. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Near Donetsk, a Rift Frozen in Time
    May29

    Near Donetsk, a Rift Frozen in Time

    For months, a billionaire-funded Ukrainian militia and whip-wielding Cossacks have been locked in a war of waiting near the long-contested Donetsk airport. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?
    May29

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?

    The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Russia, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin’s decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime “special operations” may be meant to end further questioning. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East
    May29

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East

    Ukrainian bloggers are using social networks to track down alleged Russian soldiers fighting alongside separatist rebels in Ukraine’s east. They say they are building a damning case against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Is How Russia Plans to Win the Internet War
    May29

    This Is How Russia Plans to Win the Internet War

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping...

    FIFA Wars
    May29

    FIFA Wars

    In a series of peculiar events that can only be contextually placed in the reality of the 21st century, football, war, and diplomacy meet and intertwine. Today, Russia and the U.S take one more step in their very own modern adaptation of the Cold War in the curious battlefield of international soccer. But are Putin’s remarks on the lack of...

    Russia Steps Up Propaganda Push With Online ‘Kremlin Trolls’
    May29

    Russia Steps Up Propaganda Push With Online ‘Kremlin Trolls’

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at...