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    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
    Mar20

    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

    A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has told RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region — and that Moscow has stepped up the provision...

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet
    Mar20

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet

    The United States military is moving forward with plans to send paratroopers to Ukraine to help train volunteer forces. The mission, which was supposed to take place this month, was delayed because of fears that it would affect the fragile ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels that came into force Feb. 18. Army...

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea
    Mar20

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea

    Since Crimea’s annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling with a number of new difficulties. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension
    Mar20

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension

    Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to specify how Russia would respond, but said it would...

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site
    Mar20

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site

    Dutch experts have returned to Ukraine to probe the crash site of a passenger jet, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)

    The billionaire governor of an eastern Ukrainian region has rebelled against the president’s attempts to erode his influence on state-owned companies. …read more Source:...

    Putin admitted that he’s causing problems for Russia
    Mar20

    Putin admitted that he’s causing problems for Russia

    Earlier this week Vladimir Putin acknowledged the mountain of criticism and economic sanctions placed on his nation after the Russian president’s decision to annex the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. “We ourselves will continue moving forward. We will strengthen our statehood and our country,” Putin said in Moscow’s Red...

    The Soros principle: A billionaire’s plan to change the world
    Mar20

    The Soros principle: A billionaire’s plan to change the world

    At 84, George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire, has certainly made his mark on the business world. He is the man who is said to have battered the Bank of England when he shorted the pound and sparked a currency crisis in the 1990s. But he is more than his investment funds. Soros is also a philanthropist with a huge agenda. Through his Open...

    Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions
    Mar20

    Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions

    Putin’s Ukraine adventure frayed relations with the West, but it hasn’t destroyed confidence in corporate Russia. …read more Source:...

    Going on the Cyber Offensive
    Mar20

    Going on the Cyber Offensive

    The United States needs to up its game on cyber defense, said current NSA director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Admiral Michael S. Rogers in an appearance before the Armed Services Committee. More importantly, the U.S. can’t merely play defense; it must deter attacks by going on the offensive and striking back. More, from the NYT: […]...