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    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels
    Jan20

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels

    The authorities in Kiev said 700 soldiers, with artillery and antiaircraft systems, crossed Russia’s border into the war zone in eastern Ukraine, a claim that was impossible to verify. …read more Source: The New York...

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge
    Jan20

    Photos: Ukraine’s Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Icy Plunge

    Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe, including conflict-plagued Ukraine, celebrated the feast of the Epiphany on Monday by taking a dip in freezing cold water, regardless of the subzero temperatures outside. The feast of the Epiphany is traditionally dated January 6 when using the more generally-used Gregorian Calendar. However, according...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine
    Jan20

    Pro-Russian Separatists Renew Attack on Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”. Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded over the past 24 hours, during...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015
    Jan20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 19, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Berivan Orucoglu tracks the striking divergence between reactions to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Turkey and the West. Maryam Al-Khawaja relates her ordeal in the clutches of the regime in Bahrain, where she was recently jailed when she tried to visit her imprisoned...

    Fighting with separatists escalates in Ukraine
    Jan20

    Fighting with separatists escalates in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake”. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Protesters gathered at Kiev’s Independence Square to march for peace, while fighting in Ukraine’s east claimed more victims
    Jan20

    Protesters gathered at Kiev’s Independence Square to march for peace, while fighting in Ukraine’s east claimed more victims

    Ukraine’s President and prime minister were among those who attended the rally that had as its slogan “I am Volnovakha,” in memory of the 13 passengers who died near the city of Volnovakha after their bus was hit by artillery… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russia Lambasts Ukraine Over Move On Rebels At Donetsk Airport
    Jan20

    Russia Lambasts Ukraine Over Move On Rebels At Donetsk Airport

    The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of rejecting its efforts to broker peace with the country’s separatist rebels, who last night appealed for international help as Kiev’s forces reclaimed territory around Donetsk’s ruined airport. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Europe Mulls a Russian Language TV Channel to Counter Moscow Propaganda
    Jan19

    Europe Mulls a Russian Language TV Channel to Counter Moscow Propaganda

    Latvian government officials don’t mince words when expressing their views on Russian media. The state-backed television channels beaming into European homes amount to “Goebbels-style propaganda” and are “lying 24/7”, says Viktors Makarovs, an adviser to Latvia’s Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs. Since the West and Russia reverted...

    Separatists Renew Attack on Airport as Russia and Ukraine Bicker
    Jan19

    Separatists Renew Attack on Airport as Russia and Ukraine Bicker

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at an airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground there that Russia called a “strategic mistake.” Ukrainian officials said three soldiers had been killed and 66 wounded over the past 24 hours,...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    Donetsk airport, reduced to rubble in fighting since May, is of limited strategic importance in short term but has great symbolic value. …read more Source: Toronto...