James Rubin, former assistant secretary of state, explains the differences of pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.
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With the ongoing developments across the eastern part of Ukraine – reports armed kidnappers have taken two Ukrainian soldiers hostage, protesters seizing a mayor's office, and Ukrainian tanks rolling under Russian flags – it is unclear how much is due to Russian sympathizers, or Russians themselves.
Ukraine crisis: Militants, army face off in east amid soaring tensions
CNN's Chris Cuomo spoke to Anissa Naouai, host of “In the Now,” and Senior Political Correspondent for “Russia Today,” for her perspective:
Cuomo: "There are two battles going on. There’s one on the ground and there’s one in the air, and by that I mean, in the media about what’s going on in the ground. What is your take about who is causing the trouble in Ukraine?"
Naouai: "The media war is rampant… the rule of the game that’s been set up is basically that everything that comes out of Russia is automatically deemed Russian propaganda. Everything that’s coming out of Kiev is automatically taken as fact, and that’s where it becomes really difficult because certainly the foreign ministry here in Moscow and even the Kremlin, some of their statements have been very calm to the point, yes, but they try to base them on facts. Whereas the stuff coming out of Kiev is also really difficult to verify..."
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