The Economist: UKRAINE is at war - The fighting does not admit to the name and it is low-intensity, but people are dying

The Economist: UKRAINE is at war - The fighting does not admit to the name and it is low-intensity, but people are dying. It has elements of an insurgency, a civil war, foreign intervention and an information war. Russia has not moved its troops across the border as many feared, but it is fighting through proxies: Soviet army veterans, saboteurs, irregulars from Crimea, mercenaries and outright criminals. They grabbed government buildings in Eastern Ukraine and provoked the Kiev government into an anti-terrorist operation. Indoctrinated by Russia's information war, many civilians took up arms to resist what they believed to be a fascist regime that had seized power in Kiev. Most of the fighting is between armed men. On May 13th seven Ukrainian soldiers were ambushed and killed by rebels armed with grenade launchers near Sloviansk. Full article here: (VIEW LINK)


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