May 19, 2014

Ukraine's Next Crisis: A Militia 'Arms Race'

Christopher Miller, Mashable

The Associated Press

The militias on both sides of the fight have rushed in recent weeks to arm themselves –- the pro-Russian side has stormed police stations and looted hunting shops to acquire arms, while it’s unclear exactly where the pro-Ukraine unit obtained theirs. Sergey Yeremin, Donbass Battalion’s deputy commander, declines to tell Mashable how his militia came into dozens of automatic rifles. “No comment,” he chuckles in heavily accented English.

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