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Ukraine Liveblog Day 56: Will Kiev Lose Control of the East?

Once again the interim government in Kiev has promised to counterattack pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Once again Kiev has blamed Russia for the separatism and violence. But with evidence growing that Russia is directly manipulating this conflict, possibly as preface to full-scale invasion, there are signs that Kiev may not be capable of restoring order in the east.

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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