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    Lose The Territory, Win The War
    May19

    Lose The Territory, Win The War

    The endgame in the Ukraine conflict promises to be as strange and counterintuitive as every other aspect of this through-the-looking-glass hybrid conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine’s economy…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind
    May19

    Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind

    MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman’s feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age. Many Russians expressed outrage over the nuptials, causing a firestorm in the media and putting Chechen leader Ramzan...

    U.S. should buy Mistral-class ships that were built for Russia
    May19

    U.S. should buy Mistral-class ships that were built for Russia

    Defence analysts Gene Germanovich and Noel Williams have an interesting commentary at the War on the Rocks website: they argue that the U.S. should purchase the Mistral-class ships that France built for Russia (and will not deliver because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine). “An American purchase of these assets would relieve a key NATO ally...

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine’s economy. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian POW Video Raises War Crime Questions For Ukraine
    May19

    Russian POW Video Raises War Crime Questions For Ukraine

    Did Kyiv violate the Geneva Conventions by releasing an interrogation video of an alleged Russian soldier captured fighting alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine’s economy. …read more Source: U.S....

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

    For average Ukrainians, the economic decline has caused a plunge in the value of the national currency, which in turn pushed inflation to highs of 60.9 percent, meaning the cost of living has soared far above modest increase in wages. Finance minister Jaresko trying to renegotiate debt terms with an array of creditors, part of an IMF rescue plan...

    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal
    May19

    NATO Chief Meets Russia’s Lavrov, Urges Ukraine Withdrawal

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Russia’s foreign minister met Tuesday for the first time in three months, and Stoltenberg said he restated the “very strong NATO position” against Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Speaking later to journalists, Stoltenberg said he called on the...

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion
    May19

    AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion

    TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia’s president said Tuesday that Russia is poised to use its armed forces to expand further into former Soviet states and he called on the West never to accept any Russian aggression.Russia’s 2008 war with neighboring Georgia and its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 showed that Moscow is ready to exploit...