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    Obama’s Syria Play a Failure
    Aug07

    Obama’s Syria Play a Failure

    Russia has not only avoided a quagmire in Syria, its successes on the battlefield against C.I.A.-backed rebels have given it new leverage in the Middle East. The New York Times: “Russia has won the proxy war, at least for now,” said Michael Kofman, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.Russia’s battlefield successes in Syria...

    ‘Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit
    Aug07

    ‘Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit

    Desperately in need of money, Vyacheslav Abdullin thought he had the answer when he found work building the Kerch Strait Bridge, a top-priority project for Moscow to link Russia with the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. But after just one month on the job, Abdullin left — penniless, fed up with what he said were inhuman working...

    Russia-Backed Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Stable After Attack
    Aug07

    Russia-Backed Separatist Leader In Eastern Ukraine Reportedly Stable After Attack

    Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk, is reportedly in stable condition following an August 6 assassination attempt. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt
    Aug07

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt

    The Russian-backed leader of a separatist region in eastern Ukraine was seriously wounded Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt, Russian and Ukrainian media reported. The pro-Russian separatist Luhansk Information Center said a bomb exploded early Saturday near the car of rebel leader Igor Plotnitsky in the capital of the self-proclaimed...

    Rebel leader in Ukraine wounded in bombing
    Aug07

    Rebel leader in Ukraine wounded in bombing

    An explosive device detonated early Saturday in Luhansk near the car of Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, the rebel-run Luhansk Information Center said on its website. Fighting between Russia-backed rebels and government forces has been raging since April 2014, leaving more than 9,500 dead and...

    Ukraine insurgency leads to flood of illegal weapons
    Aug07

    Ukraine insurgency leads to flood of illegal weapons

    The war in eastern Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists has led to the uncontrolled spread of firearms throughout the country, with experts describing Ukraine as a “supermarket” where millions of illegal weapons are for sale. Since the armed conflict broke out in 2014, the number of crimes involving firearms has more than doubled in Ukraine,...

    Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing
    Aug07

    Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing

    A pro-Russian leader of Ukraine’s breakaway region of Luhansk was wounded on Saturday in a car bombing that supporters called an assassination attempt. Igor Plotnitsky, a burly, bull-necked warlord who has been at the helm of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine since 2014,… …read more Source: Los...

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons
    Aug07

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

    Since the conflict broke out in 2014, the number of crimes involving firearms has more than doubled in Ukraine, a country where gun ownership was previously very rare …read more Source: Vancouver...

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons
    Aug07

    War against Russia-backed separatists has turned Ukraine into a ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

    KIEV, Ukraine — A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kyiv, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic pistol for about $160. Amid haggling, he drops the price to $120. He says he also has Kalashnikov automatic rifles for less than $400 and can get heavier weapons such as rocket launchers if given a little more...

    America’s Top Spies and Analysts Warn of Real Threat of a Trump Presidency – 5 Leaders Who Have Spoken out
    Aug06

    America’s Top Spies and Analysts Warn of Real Threat of a Trump Presidency – 5 Leaders Who Have Spoken out

    The CIA’s one-time acting director joins a growing list of former intelligence and military officials alarmed by The Donald’s ignorant, nuke-happy, saber-rattling rhetoric. Starting next week, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the two major-party candidates for the presidency of the United States, will begin receiving national...