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    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed op-ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev painted a grim forecast of Russian...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery…. …read more Source: Associated...

    U.N.: More than 4,000 killed in eastern Ukraine conflict
    Dec15

    U.N.: More than 4,000 killed in eastern Ukraine conflict

    JC FinleyNEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) — The United Nations released a report Monday detailing “the continued deterioration of human rights” in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for Russia for 15 Years
    Dec15

    Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for Russia for 15 Years

    Estonian police are charging a former agent of the state’s security services (CAPO) for treason, after the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) unveiled that he had been working as a double agent for Moscow since 1996 on the Russian state broadcaster NTV on Sunday. Uno Puusepp who retired from the Estonian CAPO and moved to Moscow three...

    Hardships Grow for Millions in Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Report Says
    Dec15

    Hardships Grow for Millions in Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Report Says

    As fighting continues in the rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, the United Nations report said an average of 13 people were dying every day. …read more Source: The New York...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014
    Dec15

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. William Armstrong examines the Turkish government’s new strategy of information warfare. Christian Caryl interviews a Ukrainian reformer who explains why the fight against corruption may be even more important than resisting Vladimir Putin. Anna Nemstova reports...

    China’s Lost Generation Finds Itself in Ukraine
    Dec15

    China’s Lost Generation Finds Itself in Ukraine

    China’s latest viral story shows that, for anyone who doesn’t have elite academic credentials and a big bank account, it’s easier to find success in Kiev than Shanghai. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Death Toll Nears 5,000: More Than A Quarter Of Deaths Since September Ceasefire
    Dec15

    Ukraine Death Toll Nears 5,000: More Than A Quarter Of Deaths Since September Ceasefire

    At least 4,707 people have died in Ukraine in the nine and a half months since the start of an armed conflict between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, a United Nations team announced Monday. That’s an average of around 16 deaths per day. …read more Source: International Business...

    Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707: UN
    Dec15

    Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707: UN

    GENEVA (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored cease-fire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday. A new report from the U.N. team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have been...

    Kazakh Citizen Sentenced To Prison For Fighting In Luhansk
    Dec15

    Kazakh Citizen Sentenced To Prison For Fighting In Luhansk

    The Sary-Arqa District Court in the Kazakh capital found Yevgeny Vdovenko guilty of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad after he fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...