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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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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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