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15.08.2017

The Challenge Ahead in Eastern Ukraine

Bloody fighting between government troops and pro-Kremlin separatists and Russian regulars has continued for three years in Ukraine’s east. Meanwhile, an equally fierce battle is being waged for the hearts and minds of civilians on the Ukrainian side, many of whose loyalties hover between Kyiv and Moscow.  | detail

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06.08.2017

The Saakashvili case: politicians kill the law

A great deal has been said by many about the stripping of Mikheil Saakashvi’s Ukrainian citizenship by the decree of President Petro Poroshenko on July 25. Nonetheless, I would like to draw attention to certain details. | detail

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27.07.2017

Poroshenko strips political opponent Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship

The official reason why Mikheil Saakashvili has been stripped of the Ukrainian citizenship he was ceremoniously granted in May 2015 is that he concealed criminal proceedings against him in his native Georgia | detail

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17.07.2017

The True Cost of Siemens Collaboration in Violating Crimea Sanctions

Germany’s Siemens Company was unperturbed that it was sending hugely expensive gas turbines to equip a non-existent Russian power plant. It only ‘noticed’ that the turbines had appeared in Russian-occupied Crimea after they were reported by the media and has since claimed, with minimum credibility, to be shocked and indignant | detail

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12.07.2017

EU Formally Approves Ukraine Association Agreement

The European Union’s 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns. | detail

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11.07.2017

OSCE PA adopts resolution defending Ukraine’s territorial integrity and condemning Russia’s hybrid warfare

In a document adopted at its annual meeting in Minsk, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has urged the Russian Federation to free all Ukrainian political prisoners and to stop sponsoring terrorist activities in Ukraine by sending militants, money and weapons across the uncontrolled section of the Ukraine-Russia border. | detail

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10.07.2017

What Ukraine should do before offering the new plan for a deoccupation of Donbass

Armed conflict on Donbass has left the mark on everyday life of local population. Far back in 2014 when there was active fighting, a considerable part of local population left the dwellings and moved to quieter places. In the autumn of 2014 after the first Minsk agreements, the line of demarcation "was fixed" according to the agreements reached in Minsk. Then the civilian population pulled back to the dwellings, returning to their territories including those which already were called occupied. | detail

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07.07.2017

Water as an instrument of warfare

At another meeting in Minsk the participants of contact group on the de-escalation of armed conflict in the region of Donbas discussed the question on providing inhabitants of occupied territories with water again. | detail

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07.07.2017

The “Russophobia” myth: appealing to the lowest feelings

If there is one word that gives the signal that a media outlet is clearly pro-Kremlin, it is “Russophobia”. Outlets such as RT, Sputnik and Russian national state television use the term to explain away almost any foreign criticism of Kremlin policies. | detail

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05.07.2017

Russian Embassy & Media Circulate Ukrainian Anti-Russian Language Fake

An obscure poster, which appeared as a humorous entry in a competition two years ago, has been used by at least one Russian embassy and all Russian state-controlled media as proof of Ukrainian rampant anti-Russian ‘racism’ and antagonism to the Russian language | detail

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27.06.2017

How History Will Remember Vladimir Putin

To paraphrase Pravda in 1929, Putin is the Stalin of today. Nobody since Stalin’s death has achieved such longevity or uncontested power over Russia as Putin has. Nevertheless, tomorrow he may be remembered as the Brezhnev of today, for he has presided over a galloping stagnation of the economy and public morality. | detail

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15.06.2017

German Scooter band breaches Crimea sanctions, incites fans to break the law

Not only has Germany’s Scooter band decided to flout international sanctions and ignore Russia’s grave human rights abuses in occupied Crimea, but it is also misleading its fans on its own website | detail

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02.06.2017

Ukraine Beats Russia in Epic Gas Battle

On May 31, Ukraine’s Naftogaz won an extraordinary victory over Russia’s Gazprom in the international arbitration court in Stockholm. This was the possibly biggest international arbitration verdict ever. | detail

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01.06.2017

Russia begins trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov by removing his defence lawyer

Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov is facing a five-year sentence for saying that Russia should leave Crimea and Donbas, with the preliminary hearing as parody-like as one would expect under such circumstances | detail

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29.05.2017

Why Ukraine’s Worst Enemy Is Not Vladimir Putin

One ubiquitous and insidious enemy has so far escaped detection. This is the relentless negativity that shrouds Ukrainian perceptions of their own country. | detail

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22.05.2017

Ukraine’s Law on the Status of the Crimean Tatar People should seriously worry Russia

A bill now before Ukraine’s parliament can, according to Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov, finally end any dispute as to whom Crimea rightly belongs to. | detail

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17.05.2017

Ukrainian Lawmakers Back Ban On Ribbon Embraced As Patriotic Symbol In Russia

The Ukrainian parliament has approved legislation introducing fines and potential jail time for people who appear in public wearing a black-and-orange ribbon widely viewed a patriotic emblem in Russia, but which many Ukrainians see as a symbol of Russian aggression. | detail

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06.05.2017

Is President Poroshenko turning to selective stripping of Ukrainian citizenship?

Almost a week after the first reports that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko had stripped controversial MP Andriy Artemenko of his citizenship, there is still no official statement from the President’s Administration, nor can the decree be seen on the official website | detail

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03.05.2017

Putin and Russia Today continue incitement to kill through lies about non-existent Odesa ‘massacre’

On the third anniversary of the tragic riots and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, both Vladimir Putin and the Russian media have again pushed the propaganda ‘Odesa Massacre’ narrative. Since they quote international reports which gave quite different conclusions, there can be no suggestion that the lies are not deliberate. | detail

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25.04.2017

Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show

The Surkov leaks confirm what many have long suspected: the Kremlin has orchestrated and funded the supposedly independent governments in the Donbas, and seeks to disrupt internal Ukrainian politics, making the task of rebuilding modern Ukraine impossible | detail

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