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KIEV CRACKDOWN ON FAR RIGHT
Ukrainian police launched a wave of arrests against the far-right nationalist group Right Sector, after members threatened to avenge the death of their leader yesterday, The Moscow Timesreports. According to The Washington Post, a senior member of the group described it as a “counterrevolutionary activity” that they cannot accept. An unnamed source told Ria Novosti that the plans included “a police sweep of Kiev’s Independence Square,” where ultranationalists groups are still said to be gathered. Last week, Russian daily Kommersant reported on an ugly incident involving right-wing parliament members roughing up a television executive. Read about it in English here.

OBAMA IN EUROPE, EYE ON UKRAINE
President Barack Obama is in Brussels, where he is expected to hold meetings with EU and NATO officials. According to Voice of America, he will urge NATO partners to “provide assistance to the Ukrainian government.” The meeting with EU representatives, originally due to focus on the Free Trade Agreement between the two regions, will likely be dominated by the Ukrainian crisis. The BBC explains more on the focus of Obama’s trip in Europe, which continues to Rome on Thursday where he will meet with Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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War In Ukraine, Day 85: Russia’s "Smaller" Operations And Shrinking Ambitions

U.S. Department of Defense officials report that instead of the typical battalion tactical groups in Ukraine, which number several hundred soldiers, the Russians have now shifted to attacks by smaller units.

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A new Pentagon report has found that Russia is continuing to reduce the scale of its military actions toward more "small" operations, which is another sign that it has lowered the ambitions of its invasion of Ukraine.

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The Washington Post, citing a U.S. Department of Defense official, reports that instead of the typical battalion tactical groups, which number several hundred soldiers, the Russians have now shifted to attacks by smaller units, each ranging from a few dozen to a hundred soldiers. These smaller units have also scaled down their objectives and are targeting towns, villages and crossroads.

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