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    Trap for Putin: Kremlin prospects for Middle East gamble
    Nov17

    Trap for Putin: Kremlin prospects for Middle East gamble

      The hopeless situation using the war against Ukraine in order to get Russia to the big stage of geopolitics made Kremlin start another “winning’’ campaign in order to free the next “brotherly’’ nation, this time – Syrians. However, the Middle East has never been a convenient place to resolve a geopolitical deadlock. On the contrary, the...

    Don’t call it a civil war – Ukraine’s conflict is an act of Russian aggression
    Oct11

    Don’t call it a civil war – Ukraine’s conflict is an act of Russian aggression

    Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge and Thomas D. Grant, University of Cambridge As Ukraine marks 24 years since its independence from the Soviet Union, it is embroiled in the most dangerous armed conflict in Europe – against the Russian Federation. The stakes are incredibly high, and yet the war is still being discussed in euphemisms. The war...

    The Logic and Risks Behind Russia’s Statelet Sponsorship – Stratfor
    Sep16

    The Logic and Risks Behind Russia’s Statelet Sponsorship – Stratfor

    Russia can be quite generous when it comes to her collection of statelets. In the early 1990s, when a broken Russia had no choice but to suck in her borders, a severely distracted Kremlin still found the time and money to promote and sponsor the fledgling breakaway territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia and Transdniestria in...

    First evidence of the Russian army presence in Syria: Russian soldiers post their geotagged photos in social networks
    Sep07

    First evidence of the Russian army presence in Syria: Russian soldiers post their geotagged photos in social networks

    Russian soldiers publish in social networks their photos from Syria, while Russian government continue to deny their presence on Middle East. Soviet-era naval supply and maintenance base in Tartus now operates as a full-fledged military base, and Russian soldiers make their photos with arms at checkpoints and facilities outside the base. So on...

    The appeal of the scientists and intellectuals to the President of Ukraine not to change the Constitution under pressure of foreign states
    Aug30

    The appeal of the scientists and intellectuals to the President of Ukraine not to change the Constitution under pressure of foreign states

    THE APPEAL to the President of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine On July 16, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the initiated by the President of Ukraine process of changing the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of decentralization of authority powers. In the bill proposed by the President of Ukraine, except the rules on proper...

    It’s great threat to Ukraine and our liberty – Parliament Vice-speaker about changes to Constitution and special status of separatists
    Aug18

    It’s great threat to Ukraine and our liberty – Parliament Vice-speaker about changes to Constitution and special status of separatists

    Earlier the Vice-speaker of Parliament of Ukraine Oksana Syroyid declared that National deputies are under fierce pressure on the part of the international community to grant special status to “DNR” (Donetsk People’s Republic) and “LNR” (Luhansk People’s Republic) in OUR Constitution. They are arguing for the necessity to “demonstrate the...

    Finding asymmetric responses: cyberspace in hybrid war
    Jul16

    Finding asymmetric responses: cyberspace in hybrid war

    Originally posted on dt.ua, translated and edited by UaPosition See also “Hybrid warfare as a key instrument of the Russian revenge geostrategy.”   It is already more than a year Ukraine has been in active phase of the undeclared hybrid war with the Russian Federation. This confrontation is a problem not of a year or two, but obviously...

    NATO has not done enough to deter recent Russian aggression – former US National Security Advisor
    Jun14

    NATO has not done enough to deter recent Russian aggression – former US National Security Advisor

    On June 13, 2015, the US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley at the Atlantic Council’s Wroclaw Global Forum (Poland) talked about the ways how the United States and its European allies could help the Ukrainian people defend themselves from Russian aggression. Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous...

    Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg
    Jun04

    Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Oslo, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, that Russia was delivering sophisticated weaponry to rebels in Eastern Ukraine, renewing long-standing accusations amid the worst upsurge in fighting in months between the Kyiv government’s forces and pro-Russian rebels. “We have precise...

    Moscow has problems because Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria – Neil Buckley, FT editor
    Jun03

    Moscow has problems because Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria – Neil Buckley, FT editor

    Eastern Europe Editor of the Financial Times, Neil Buckley, in his article wrote about problems that faced the Russian Federation after Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria (Moldova). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) adopted the law on denunciation of five agreements between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on May...

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