With East Still at War, Ukraine Opens a Second Front—Against Journalists

Russian navy ships and helicopters during military drills on the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Sept. 9, 2016 (AP photo by Pavel Golovkin).
Russian navy ships and helicopters during military drills on the Black Sea coast, Crimea, Sept. 9, 2016 (AP photo by Pavel Golovkin).

On Aug. 24, Ukraine celebrated 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union with a military parade in the capital, Kiev. President Petro Poroshenko, elected in the wake of the 2014 Maidan uprising, proudly recounted the country’s progress to the crowd: “Independence already gave us democracy and liberty, sense of human dignity and national unity; taught us to defend ourselves and opened the European perspective. The middle class has been formed as well as the civil society. The first post-Soviet generation with a new European world outlook has grown up.” Less than two weeks later, a mob of far-right protesters […]

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