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Captured Russian Special Forces Soldier Describes His Unit Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

Kiev claims to have captured two Russian special forces members fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Argument

Taking the High Road in the Propaganda War

Only truth — not propaganda — can beat back Russia’s misinformation offensive.

Dispatch

Don’t Bring a Dove to a Polish Hawk Fight

As Poland readies for its presidential election, one thing is certain: Russia is a threat.

Report

Is a Strong Ruble Enough to Save Russia's Faltering Economy?

Russia’s currency had a record-breaking April, but good news for the broader Russian economy will be harder to find.

Argument

Out of Kiev’s Hands

Why Ukraine's failing Donbass region is becoming a big headache for Russia.

Dispatch

In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs

Donetsk's medical system is crumbling and starved of even the most basic supplies. What will happen when the current cease-fire collapses?

Transitions

Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress

A legislator resigns after getting caught texting a lover. Ukraine’s parliament finally knows: the people are watching.

Argument

Dear Ukraine: Please Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot

A controversial new law sends the wrong signals about the past and threatens free speech.

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