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    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

    Russian-backed separatists attacked positions of the Ukrainian army’s 93rd mechanized brigade defending the village of Pisky, near Donetsk, on the night of June 6-7. Attacks are often launched under cover of darkness, despite the cease-fire agreed in Minsk in mid-February. The Ukrainian military said that in this attack the separatists used...

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery
    Jun12

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery

    Donetsk artist Serhiy Zakharov was imprisoned and beaten by Russia-backed separatists for poking fun at their rule. He has since fled the city, and is now on a tour of European galleries with installation and performance art — which continues the fight against the self-proclaimed authorities, which have seized power in his city. The show...

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military...

    Russia steps up military modernization — but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization — but at what cost?

    Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive that is rumbling forward amid a perilous confrontation with the West over Ukraine. […] President Vladimir Putin’s expensive arms build-up faces major hurdles as...

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping...

    The Babushkas of Chernobyl
    Jun12

    The Babushkas of Chernobyl

    “Radiation doesn’t scare me, starvation does.” Hanna Zavorotyna, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Photo credit: Rena Effendi I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were...

    Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine
    Jun12

    Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine

    The Senate has included provisions in its military policy bill to arm Ukraine with antiarmor systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition to aid in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine
    Jun12

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine

    Samantha Power, the United States’ U.N. ambassador, sharply attacked Russia on Thursday during a speech in Kyiv, Ukraine. She used her address to praise the Ukrainian people for what she called their courage in dealing with Russian aggression. VOA’s Robert Raffaele reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise
    Jun12

    Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company’s lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters. …read more Source:...

    Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine
    Jun12

    Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine

    In Russia, organizations are using social media outlets to crowdfund the war in Ukraine, The New York Times reports. …read more Source:...