Mukacheve puts Ukraine to the test; After a deadly fight between a volunteer battalion and local police over smuggling in the country’s western borderlands, Ukraine finds itself at another critical juncture

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

( – Valery Kalnysh – July 20, 2015) Valery Kalnysh is deputy editor of Ukraine’s Radio Vesti. Last week’s shoot-out in the sleepy Transcarpathian town of Mukacheve in western Ukraine has had a serious impact on the country’s politics. In just one week, both the governor of Transcarpathia and top officials in the local security ministries have lost their jobs. […]

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