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    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...

    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… …read more Source:...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    U.S. diplomat in Moscow: ‘We want to push harder’ for Ukraine truce
    May18

    U.S. diplomat in Moscow: ‘We want to push harder’ for Ukraine truce

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, May 18 (UPI) — U.S. State Department official Victoria Nuland’s arrival in Moscow on Monday signals U.S.interest in helping solve the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine transferred to capital
    May18

    Russian troops captured in Ukraine transferred to capital

    KIEV, Ukraine — Two Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine are being transported to the capital, Kiev, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Monday.The Russians were wounded and taken prisoner near the front line town of Shchastia in the Luhansk region on Sunday, Ukrainian officials reported. …read more Source:...