Ukraine

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian. The operation involving paratroopers will last for six months, according to a statement by the U.S. Army on Friday. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt tweeted the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Nobel-award winning author and social critic Günter Grass, who died this week...
Thalif Deen, IPS News
Every nuclear power is spending millions to upgrade their arsenals, experts say. (Photo: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0)
As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the...

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Crowdfunding has reached new, weird, possibly inevitable levels with Ukraine nationalists now raising money from online supporters to fund the country's "first people's infantry battalion," starting with a "People's Drone" to patrol the Russian border and moving on to include bulletproof vests, painkillers, a sniper unit and anything else "the boys needed." The site has raised 71% of its goal to arm the sniper unit and over its goal for the drone, which could be good or bad news, depending on...