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    Captured Russian Special Forces Soldier Describes His Unit Fighting in Eastern Ukraine
    May18

    Captured Russian Special Forces Soldier Describes His Unit Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

    Kiev claims to have captured two Russian special forces members fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for ‘terrorist crimes’
    May18

    Ukraine to prosecute captured Russian soldiers for ‘terrorist crimes’

    Two Russian special forces soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine will be prosecuted for “terrorist crimes” committed during a mission of sabotage that killed a government soldier, Ukraine’s State Security Service chief said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Brussels Says Russia Drops Opposition To EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Starting 2016
    May18

    Brussels Says Russia Drops Opposition To EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Starting 2016

    The European Union says Russia has dropped its demands for a further delay in a landmark EU-Ukraine trade deal and accepts that it will now begin next year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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

    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...

    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… …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...

    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...