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01.09.2017

How Ukraine Can Win the Revolution Again

Ukraine now boasts a new layer of democratic paint, but the old oligarchic colors are peeking through. Three years after Petro Poroshenko assumed the presidency, numerous experts warn that a counter-revolution is on the horizon and that Ukraine may slide back to authoritarianism. | detail

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29.08.2017

Russians admit to killing for money – Ukrainians or Syrians, as Russia demands

More details have emerged of the scale and the money used to recruit Russians willing to fight Russia’s undeclared wars in Ukraine and Syria.  The new documents give the lie to the claims that any Russians inadvertently found fighting against the Ukrainian army in Donbas are there as ‘volunteers’ . The trail leads to one millionaire with close connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin and to the Russian Defence Ministry.    | detail

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28.08.2017

Russian banks cut off from SWIFT for working in Crimea

The main Russian bank working in Russian-occupied Crimea and one other have been informed that the company providing their connection to the SWIFT network will terminate its services from 31 August.. This is a welcome move and one that can surely be used to put pressure on SWIFT to disconnect other Russian banks implicated in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. | detail

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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

Visits 1265
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

Visits 7672
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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