July 2, 2014

U.S. Media Whitewashes Kiev's Atrocities

Stephen Cohen, The Nation

The Associated Press

The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.

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TAGGED: Kiev, Ukraine


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