May 27, 2014

War and Murder in Eastern Ukraine

Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

As Russian President Vladimir Putin pulls troops back from the border, and the newly elected president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, begins to take the reins of power, the pro-Ukraine fighters are acting with greater direction and determination than in weeks past, when Kiev feared any offensive might give Putin the pretext for a full-on Russian invasion.  Without that backing, the irregular pro-Russian forces in the east are in an increasingly tenuous position, but that does not make them any less dangerous in combat.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Donbas, Donetsk, Russia, Petro Poroshenko

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