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. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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”. | детальніше

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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 . | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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’. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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Make Russia’s open interference a Pyrrhic Putin - Trump victory

Why Russia should be so openly celebrating Donald Trump’s election, and even flaunting the consultations Trump’s team denied, is clear. Whether painless and ongoing triumph is guaranteed must be less so. | детальніше

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US Mission to the OSCE: Russia’s Ongoing Violations in Ukraine

The ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine appears to be unraveling, and violence has reached peak levels not seen since August 2015, while there are ongoing concerns about human rights abuse and Russian military buildup in occupied Crimea | детальніше

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Why does Donald Trump cover up Putin’s involvement in murder?

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has no problem promising to jail his rival and rejecting the court and DNA exoneration of young men he once wanted executed, but he carries the presumption of innocence to bizarre extremes when it comes to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. | детальніше

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Why a Trump Victory Would Put Ukraine in Danger. In Trump’s Own Words

Moscow’s obvious, and seemingly active, support for Donald Trump in the US Elections is ignored by some Ukrainian Americans or dismissed as ‘leftist’ propaganda. The denial is baffling given how often Trump’s own statements echo Russia’s position on Crimea, on Ukraine in general and on NATO | детальніше

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What Can the West Do to Get Putin’s Attention?

The Case for Smarter Sanctions on Russia | детальніше

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Ukraine Scores Diplomatic Breakthrough

"Security First, Elections Next," the West Concedes | детальніше

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Europe Funds Russian Aggression in Ukraine, Syria, and Beyond

On October 20, the Council of the European Union will consider its strategy toward the Russian Federation. Following the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Europe faces a genuine challenge: to recognize Russian aggression against Ukraine for what it is, and to provide truly effective measures to stop Moscow | детальніше

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Italian far-right collaborators openly admit breaking the law in Russian-occupied Crimea

However marginal the motley bunch of far-right politicians visiting Russian-occupied Crimea may be, they serve Russia’s propaganda machine and are also publicly admitting to flouting sanctions binding on their country | детальніше

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PACE & Kremlin-backed militants acknowledge direct Russian control in Donbas

It seems denial is now passé, with everybody – Russia, the militants themselves, and Europe – fairly openly acknowledging the direct control that Russia wields over the militants in Donbas, and their so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ | детальніше

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Putin admits to Russian military involvement in Donbas

It is possibly no coincidence that the admission follows what seems like a major campaign to convince the West that we’re on the brink of world war and an extremely obvious attempt via Vladimir Zhirinovsky to link peace with a victory in the US elections by Donald Trump | детальніше

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Kremlin Takes Revenge on Crimean Tatars for Foiling Covert Annexation Plans

Russia’s criminalization of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and persecution of its leaders may well be revenge for spoiling the Kremlin’s plan to seize Crimea without getting its hands dirty. This has long been suspected, and was only confirmed by intercepted conversations with Putin’s advisor Sergei Glazyev. | детальніше

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Warning over Russian and ISIS propaganda from European Parliamentarians

The resolution, adopted on Monday, says that the propaganda is aimed at distorting the truth, inciting fear, provoking doubt and dividing the EU | детальніше

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