Renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine looks worrisome

Fighting in Ukraine has been escalating again over the past ~10 days: Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply in recent days, with each side blaming the other for the violence. At least nine people were killed in artillery strikes on Monday in villages and towns on both sides… Continue reading Renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine looks worrisome

BREAKING: Congress elects not to train and fund Neo-Nazis

It should go without saying that this is a good idea: The House of Representatives has unanimously approved an amendment to the U.S. military budget, proposed by Conyers and Florida Republican Ted Yoho, banning support and training for “the Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary militia ‘Azov Battalion.’” Azov was set up in May 2014 to fight pro-Russian separatists… Continue reading BREAKING: Congress elects not to train and fund Neo-Nazis