JRL NEWSWATCH: “Could Putin Launch Another Invasion?” – Politico/ Leon Aron

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“The same factors that led up to his incursion into Ukraine are in place again, including domestic protests, a struggling economy and a desire for glory” “… [O]n the seventh anniversary of the Crimean Anschluss, many of the same vectors that produced the invasion of Ukraine are here again. … There are at least two reasons for Putin to be […]

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Ukraine Says Up to 200 Rebels Killed in Donetsk Fighting

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(Bloomberg – bloomberg.com – Kateryna Choursina, Daryna Krasnolutska – November 7, 2014) Ukraine’s military said its forces killed as many as 200 rebels in fighting in Donetsk as dozens of tanks and other military vehicles crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia. “Insurgents who were shelling Ukrainian troop positions at Donetsk Airport yesterday were killed by government troop artillery strikes,” […]

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RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#95 contents with links :: Friday 25 April 2014

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… 10. BBC: Vitaliy Shevchenko, Video clues aid verification amid confusion in Ukraine.
11. The Independent (UK): Kim Sengupta, Ukraine crisis: A moment of dignity for the dead then the recriminations fly.
12. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine’s Divisions Extend to East Itself. History Helps Explain Country’s Dichotomy, but Doesn’t Necessarily Mean People Living Near Russia Want to Secede. …

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