10 things you need to know today: May 27, 2014

The Fifth Column

A pro-Russian separatist takes position outside the Donetsk airport, the scene of an hours-long battle between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. A pro-Russian separatist takes position outside the Donetsk airport, the scene of an hours-long battle between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

The Week

Ukraine’s new president clashes with separatists, Nigeria says it knows where the kidnapped girls are, and more

1. Ukraine’s new leader hammers rebels while promising diplomacy
Ukrainian forces continued fighting Tuesday with pro-Russian separatists who tried to take overthe Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine on Monday. Hours before the assault began, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Petro Poroshenko, had promised to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, but said he would never talk with “terrorists.” A Donetsk separatist leader said 50 of his militiamen had died in the assault, adding, “This is war.” [The New York Times]

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2. Nigerian military chief says government knows where schoolgirls are
Nigeria’s defense chief, Air Marshal Alex Barde, said Monday that the government knows…

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Very Interesting.

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