Proliferation of Militias, Ukrainian and Russian, in E. Ukraine

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry reports, via http://www.podrobnosti.ua, that the Lugansk police are forming a volunteer unit to “maintain public order” in the city.  This would be a pro-Ukrainian unit militia aimed against the pro-Russian separatist “people’s militia” (narodnoe opolchenie) that have been seizing public buildings.  The proliferation of armed militias in the region suggests a drift towards civil war.

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