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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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09.04.2017

Russia’s war on George Soros goes global

In Russia there’s nothing new about accusing George Soros of trying to overthrow the government. But recently other authoritarian leaders around the world have also decided that the 86-year-old billionaire is the cause of all their troubles | detail

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05.04.2017

Freedom House: The False Promise of Populism

​Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe and the United States have shaken the post–Cold War order in Europe and Eurasia, but they could ultimately reinvigorate liberal democracy. | detail

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31.03.2017

Arrest warrant on ex-Ukrainian PM culminates Russia’s most cynical torture-based political trial

A Russian court has issued an ‘arrest warrant’ on ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, claiming that he was placed on the international wanted list on Feb 21, 2017. There is no evidence that Interpol knows it is supposed to be looking for Yatsenyuk, and every reason to assume they would refuse to do so. | detail

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24.03.2017

Killing of Kremlin whistle-blower Voronenkov removes vital witness for Ukraine

While it remains unproven who carried out the brazen killing of ex-Russian MP Denis Voronenkov in Kyiv on March 23 or why, it is certainly true that Ukraine has lost a valuable witness willing to give damaging testimony about ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. | detail

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22.03.2017

Ukraine lawmaker calls on USA to investigate new ‘evidence’ of secret payments to Manafort

Paul Manafort is under scrutiny again after a Ukrainian lawmaker released documents he says show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman went to great lengths to hide $750,000 tied to his work for former President Viktor Yanukovych. | detail

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21.03.2017

Please start taking the Russian disinformation threat seriously!

Open Letter of European security experts to Federica Mogherini | detail

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20.03.2017

Ukrainians say Putin must go & Donbas be freed for normalized relations with Russia

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military engagement in eastern Ukraine have taken their toll on Ukrainians’ attitude to relations between the two countries. According to a recent study, only 49% believe that a normalization of relations is possible in the distant future, while a mere one in ten believes a swift improvement is possible. | detail

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19.03.2017

Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab

A performance with children dancing about with machine guns was one of the most shocking parts of the state-organized festivities in Russian-occupied Crimea for the 3rd anniversary of Russia’s annexation. Others marked the anniversary with opposition and shame | detail

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17.03.2017

Russia now says it lied about Yanukovych letter used as pretext to send troops to Ukraine

Three years after Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin read out a letter purportedly from Viktor Yanukovych asking Russia to send in troops to Ukraine, and almost a month after Churkin’s sudden death, the Kremlin is claiming it never received any letter | detail

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17.03.2017

European Parliament demands Russia release Ukrainian hostages, slams human rights abuse in occupied Crimea

An overwhelming majority of European parliamentarians have endorsed a hard-hitting Resolution condemning Russia’s occupation and repressive measures in occupied Crimea. The MEPs call for the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners held illegally in occupied Crimea and Russia, and stress that Russia has no right to be applying its legislation on occupied territory. | detail

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16.03.2017

Poroshenko law could strip huge numbers of Ukrainians of their citizenship

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has tabled as urgent a draft law which would automatically strip Ukrainians of their citizenship if they voluntarily took on citizenship of another country | detail

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15.03.2017

Six Immediate Steps to Stop Putin’s Aggression

With a few exceptions in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, and recently in the Czech Republic, very few real counter-measures have been put into practice. Despite almost every Western intelligence agency urgently warning about the Russian threat, only a few Western leaders are ordering their security institutions to develop and implement robust strategies and policies against it. | detail

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13.03.2017

E-Mail Hack Gives Glimpse Into Russia’s Influence Drive In Eastern Europe

A recently hacked cache of documents indicates that Alyaksandr Usovsky’s activities include maintaining contact with Polish politician Mateusz Piskorski, a founder of a pro-Kremlin NGO that, among other things, organized this group of "international observers" to monitor the 2014 "referendum" in Crimea | detail

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02.03.2017

Rights groups call for EU action in defence of democracy in Poland

Polish and international human rights organizations have signed an open letter requesting the European Commission to launch the third stage of the rule of law procedure, which would mean the triggering of the measures under Article 7 of Treaty of the European Union. | detail

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10.02.2017

UK university denies any part in Russia’s latest Crimea propaganda stunt

Three UK academics specializing in military history are currently taking part in meetings and propaganda media shots in Russian-occupied Crimea. They appear to be promising a joint project with Bristol University which says that the men have nothing to do with them. | detail

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10.02.2017

Russia uses collaborators at UN to deny its repression of Crimean Tatars

Instead of returning Crimea or at least putting an end to grave human rights violations on the Ukrainian peninsula, Russia is pulling out (or even creating) marginal groups for use in stunts like the latest appeal by a marginal Crimean Tatar organization to the UN to recognize Crimea as Russian and lift sanctions | detail

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10.02.2017

Six Outrageous Lies Russian Disinformation Peddled about Europe in 2016

Russian disinformation is working overtime to undermine European democracies. Much of the disinformation in 2016 came from original Russian sources that presented poorly digested information designed to provoke and to push an agenda that the Kremlin finds favorable | detail

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08.02.2017

Ukraine as testing ground for Kremlin-Trump ’dialogue’

If Ukraine turns away from the Minsk Agreement, there will be no Western leverage to put pressure on Russia. | detail

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08.02.2017

Changes in Washington, Brussels, and Berlin: What Do They Mean for Kyiv?

As US President Donald Trump introduces a new leadership style, political and economic crises play out in the EU, and tensions in Russia’s foreign and domestic affairs increase, the effects will be astutely felt in Ukraine—a country that has become a key battleground state in the confrontation between the world’s pro- and anti-Western forces | detail

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