How Far Will Putin Dare to Go in 2017?
From Brexit to Trump, 2016 was the year fake news became headline news. In Ukraine, however, it was old news. Ukrainians are living through the third winter of an ongoing hybrid war with Russia, a conflict driven to a remarkable degree by fake news.
Ukraine Files Action against Russia in International Court of Justice
Ukraine alleges that the Russian Federation is violating the Terrorism Financing Convention by supplying weapons and other forms of assistance to illegal armed groups operating on Ukrainian territory
USA Today Parrots Kremlin Propaganda on Crimea
Hopes are high in Russia that its investment in the US elections will pay off in the removal of economic sanctions and acceptance of Russia’s illegal invasion and annexation of Crimea. Since none of the conditions for waiving sanctions have been met, other methods to sell such an option are being applied
Germany plans creation of ’center of defense’ against fake news, report says
Germany’s government plans to create a center to fight "disinformation" online ahead of next year’s elections, a media report has said. The move comes amid reports that fake news influenced the US election.
How the West can beat back the Kremlin
The Kremlin and its allies have started to harvest the fruits of the seeds they have been planting for years. Moscow occupies territories of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine; actively wages war on another part of Ukrainian soil; and is now playing a game of political subversion in several Western states.
Russia’s Old Tricks Against New Targets
The report leaked from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on December 9 confirmed concerns raised during the election campaign: Russia interfered in the US presidential election, with the intent of bolstering President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign
UN General Assembly condemns Russia’s occupation of Crimea and rights violations
As well as openly calling Russia’s behaviour occupation, the General Assembly’s resolution is important in identifying the grave rights violations under Russian occupation and demands the release of all unlawfully held Ukrainian citizens.
Trump is on collision course with international law over Crimea
If, as US intelligence believes, Russia interfered in the US elections to get Donald Trump elected, it is certainly being rewarded for its efforts and expense
Trump’s man in Moscow claims ‘misinformation’ about Crimea, Ukraine was ‘catastrophic’ & sanctions don’t work
Kremlin-funded media are careful to refer to Carter Page as Donald “Trump ex-adviser” but the coverage they are giving to Page’s current visit to Moscow is certainly not that accorded a person whose influence and role are in the past
Trump, Brexit, and the Myth of Ukrainian Nationalism
Assertions of a nationalist menace have always been directly at odds with the available electoral evidence on the ground in Ukraine. The rising tide of right-wing populism elsewhere in the Western world is now helping to highlight just how misplaced and disproportionate this scaremongering about Ukrainian nationalism really is.
Oliver Stone’s "Ukraine on Fire" is undistilled Kremlin propaganda
The problem with ’Ukraine on Fire’, Pavel Shekhtman writes, is that Oliver Stone mechanically illustrates Russian myths and the postulates of Kremlin propaganda that have been foisted on him.
Is It Prudent or Paranoid to Worry about Russia’s Influence in the Baltics?
Last month Lithuania issued a manual on what to do if Russia invades. These scenarios might sound far-fetched from well-appointed conference rooms in Washington, but in Eastern Europe, they do not.
European Parliament calls for measures to counter anti-EU propaganda from Russia, Daesh
On Nov 23, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution against anti-EU propaganda propagated by Russia and terrorist groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda
Prominent Kremlin-backed militant admits they don’t want the Minsk Agreement to work
According to a prominent militant from the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR], Ukraine’s compliance with the Minsk Agreement is “not in their interests”.
Recording Appears To Tie Serbian Nationalist To Crimea Seizure
A Serbian nationalist leader who is accused of plotting to kill Montenegro’s prime minister may have helped send fellow Serbian militants to Crimea to support Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, a recorded conversation suggests .
The Russian Plot against Europe
There is no single formula for how Russia projects power in Europe, but the goal of its Trojan Horse strategy is the same: to build a web of political leaders, parties, and civil society organizations that will legitimize Russia’s aims to destabilize European unity and undermine European values
Russia dumps the International Criminal Court after report on Crimea. Liability for war crimes remains
Despite numerous misleading headlines, Russia cannot dramatically leave the International Criminal Court since it has never joined in the first place. It could, however, have ratified the Rome Statute and now doesn’t want to, presumably because of such unkind words as ‘military conflict’ and ‘occupation’.
UN Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Crimea
The most hard-hitting UN statement yet on Russia’s occupation of Crimea and ongoing human rights abuse
Kyiv locked down as hundreds protest Ukraine’s government
Demonstrators shout slogans while they take part in a rally of depositors in failed Ukrainian banks who demanded compensation of their deposits, in front of the parliament building in Kyiv on November 15.