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    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy
    May06

    The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

    A little over a year since Moscow seized Crimea and instigated the “Russian spring” in a bid to detach the entire east and south of Ukraine, the Kremlin would seem to be the master of the situation. By all accounts Russian rule remains wildly popular in Crimea itself, with the notable exception of the Crimean Tatars, who are not numerous enough...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    HOPTIVKA, Ukraine — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine’s eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire...

    Poroshenko Warns Of Worsening Conflict
    May06

    Poroshenko Warns Of Worsening Conflict

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned on May 6 of a growing threat of large-scale military action in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No Quiet on the Eastern Front
    May06

    No Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Tensions with the West are approaching a fever pitch ahead of Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of its victory in World War II on Saturday. A rehearsal in Red Square on Monday featured the debut of Russia’s new Armata T–14 third-generation main battle tank—the world’s first completely new tank design in over 35 years...

    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters
    May06

    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide
    May06

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide

    More people than ever before have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict according to a new report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. A record-breaking 38 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2014, including 11 million who were newly displaced, the group said. It is the third...

    Something’s brewing in Central Asia and the West ‘needs to take this seriously’
    May06

    Something’s brewing in Central Asia and the West ‘needs to take this seriously’

    The Russia-China friendship could lead to some interesting changes on the global stage. And the biggest changes are occurring far away of Washington’s orbit. Although the Sino-Russo relationship predates the Ukraine conflict, there’s no question that the crisis shifted Moscow even more towards Beijing. Over the last year, we saw the...

    Separatists Rehearse For Victory Day Parade In Donetsk
    May06

    Separatists Rehearse For Victory Day Parade In Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk rehearsed on May 5 for an upcoming Victory Day parade. The separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic drove tanks, grad rockets, and other military hardware through the city as at least 1,000 spectators gathered to watch. Ukraine is marking the 70th...

    Defense chief: Russian-backed separatists preparing for more military action
    May06

    Defense chief: Russian-backed separatists preparing for more military action

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Senate Wednesday that Russian-backed separatists might be preparing for another round of military action into Ukraine.“It does appear that clearly Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing… …read more Source: The...

    38 Million Homeless In ‘Worst’ Forced Displacement In A Generation, Report Finds
    May06

    38 Million Homeless In ‘Worst’ Forced Displacement In A Generation, Report Finds

    At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has found. Of that number, 11 million were displaced in 2014 alone, spurred by ongoing violence in Syria, South Sudan and Iraq. “These are the worst figures for forced displacement in a generation,...