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    Paramilitary Volunteer Groups Surge in Popularity in Eastern Europe
    May18

    Paramilitary Volunteer Groups Surge in Popularity in Eastern Europe

    Thousands of ordinary civilians, including doctors, carpenters and teachers, are flocking to join volunteer paramilitary groups in several European countries, with some doubling in size since the start of the Ukraine crisis, Newsweek has discovered. In Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden and Poland, volunteer defence leagues, many of whom train with real...

    US’s Nuland Meets With Russians to Back Ukraine Cease-Fire
    May18

    US’s Nuland Meets With Russians to Back Ukraine Cease-Fire

    US diplomat Nuland meets with Russians to support Ukraine cease-fire …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital
    May18

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two wounded Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine have been transferred to a hospital in Kiev, Ukrainian officials said Monday as Moscow once again firmly denied any involvement in the fighting. …read more Source: CNS...

    US’s Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire
    May18

    US’s Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat who met with her Russian counterparts over the conflict in Ukraine says the United States wants to help solidify a shaky cease-fire and support efforts to resolve political and humanitarian concerns in Ukraine’s rebellious east. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 18, 2015
    May18

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 18, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Cameron Hudson warns that Burma’s vulnerable Rohingya people may face an existential threat. Josh Machleder argues that only truth — not propaganda — will beat back Russia’s misinformation offensive in Ukraine. Manuel Arriaga proposes revitalizing our...

    US’s Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire
    May18

    US’s Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat who met with her Russian counterparts over the conflict in Ukraine says the United States wants to help solidify… …read more Source:...

    Nuland Says Minsk Being Violated ‘Daily’
    May18

    Nuland Says Minsk Being Violated ‘Daily’

    A senior U.S. diplomat says a cease-fire deal in eastern Ukraine “is being violated on a daily basis.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Holocaust museum concerned over new Ukrainian legislation
    May18

    U.S. Holocaust museum concerned over new Ukrainian legislation

    (JTA) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum expressed concern over two legislative initiatives adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament. One measure adopted last month establishes an official government commemoration of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which murdered thousands of Jews in the 1940s. Another bans Communist and Nazi propaganda and symbols....

    Russian economist: The Kremlin’s ‘military spending binge’ is completely unsustainable
    May18

    Russian economist: The Kremlin’s ‘military spending binge’ is completely unsustainable

    Russia’s military spending is getting out of control. The Kremlin has been in the middle of an intense military build up over the last few months against the backdrop of a deteriorating economy. Even with the Kremlin’s revised budget plan in April (which assumes an average exchange rate of 61.5 rubles to the dollar), Russia is...

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital
    May18

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

    KIEV, Ukraine — Two wounded Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine have been transferred to a hospital in Kiev, Ukrainian officials said Monday as Moscow once again firmly denied any involvement in the fighting.The Russians were wounded and taken prisoner Saturday near the front line town of Shchastia in the...