WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: 500 Moscow-backed insurgents launch 8-hour siege of border guard base in Lugansk city, 5 separatists killed, 10 soldiers wounded, Ukrainian fighter jets show up to repel attack; Kiev’s ATO spokesman denies air force bombed regional state admin bldg. in city, militants caused blast; rebels attack army checkpoint near insurgency “epicenter” Slavyansk, mine power plants to deter government offensive; NATO chief confirms Russia pulls back 2/3 of regular forces near Ukrainian border, even as Russian strategic aviation holds missile drills in W. Military District; Obama, Poroshenko to meet during Warsaw security conference; self-proclaimed Donetsk, Lugansk “people’s republics” form “Federal State of New Russia,” self-styled DPR PM, Russian citizen Borodai admits Moscow “financing” separa- tists; SBU defector Khodakovsky assumes command of Vostok Battalion at Donetsk city army base, irregular force consists of mercenaries from Russian Federation; pro-Kremlin Chechen president belies earlier denials, Kadyrov vows to send “74,000” more fighters to support rebels

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Self-proclaimed pro-Moscow political entities in SE Ukraine:

Federal State of New Russia (FGN, est. May 24, 2014)

consisting of

Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR, est. Apr. 7, 2014)

– People’s Governor: Pavel Gubarev (born Ukrainian SSR, Russian National Unity [neo-Nazi], Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine [communist], New Russia Party)

– Chairman of Supreme Soviet: Denis Pushilin (born Ukrainian SSR)

– Prime Minister: Alexander Borodai (born RSFSR)

– Supreme Commander: GRU Colonel Igor Girkin/Strelkov (born RSFSR)

and

Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR, est. Apr. 24, 2014)

– People’s Governor, Commander of “Army of the Southeast”: Valery Bolotov (born Ukrainian SSR)

– First Deputy People’s Governor: Sergei Tsyplakov

– Commander of Lugansk Guard: German Prokopyev

Russophile political party to rule FGN:

New Russia Party (PN, est. May 13, 2014); founding congress attended by Russian neo-facscists/neo-imperialists/Eurasianists Alexander Dugin, Alexander Prokhanov and Valery Korovin; Dugin past member of Pamyat, National Boshelvik Party, past ideologist for Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Donbass People’s Militia, PN paramilitary wing (est. March 2014), under joint command of Gubarev and Girkin/Strelkov

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