WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: NATO No. 2: “Post”-Soviet Russia no longer “partner,” but “adver- sary”; Moscow May Day parade lauds Putin, 1,000s of trade unionists wave flags of RF, president’s United Russia party; pro-Russia separatists, Ukrainian riot police clash outside state prosecutor’s office in rebel-held city of Donetsk; 1,000 Communists, Putinists march through Kharkiv, Jewish mayor in Israeli hospi- tal after assassination attempt; Kiev mayoral candidate Klitschko warns Communist Party “preparing massive separatist provocations in E. Ukraine”; Right Sector seized CPU’s regional office in W. city of Rivne on Apr. 11, party boss Symonenko accused neo-fascists of torch- ing national HQ; Kiev: 1) expels (belatedly) Russian military attache, charged with spying; 2) bans Russian Unity Party, political vehicle of self-proclaimed PM of occupied Crimea; 3) reinstates compulsory military service for men aged 18-25; 4) dismisses commanders of SBU’s Alpha unit in rebellious Donetsk, Lugansk oblasts, charged with “sabotage,” appoints loyalists; State Guard holds night-time exercise in Kiev, agency tasked with protecting top Ukrainian officials

Cold War 2, anyone?

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