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    ICIJ: Offshore network tied to Putin
    Apr03

    ICIJ: Offshore network tied to Putin

    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) together with other media partners has published an investigation based on secret files that reveal complex multimillion-dollar offshore financial deals that channel wealth and power towards a network of people and companies closely allied to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The...

    Russia claims Savchenko can`t be released according to Minsk agreements
    Mar27

    Russia claims Savchenko can`t be released according to Minsk agreements

    Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova says Ukrainian female pilot Nadia Savchenko cannot be released according to the Minsk agreements because she is not subject to the part of the Minsk agreements requiring release of prisoners, but is held as a suspected person, RIA Novosti reported. Such statement Zakharova made in response to...

    UN provides update on Donbas war victims, warns against collapse of truce
    Mar24

    UN provides update on Donbas war victims, warns against collapse of truce

    UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic has announced a United Nations updated report on victims of the Donbas war and warned that the ceasefire in the east of Ukraine is in jeopardy. More than 9,000 had been killed and more than 21,000 injured during the Donbas conflict, he said in Geneva at the 31st session of the UN...

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison
    Mar22

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison

    The Donetsk City Court of Russia`s Rostov region has sentenced Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko to 22 years` imprisonment in a penal colony. In addition, the Russian court fined up Savchenko to RUB 30,000 for illegally crossing the Russian border.In particular, the court sentenced Savchenko to 18...

    When Russia turns its army from Syria, a bloody spring is coming to Ukraine – McCain
    Mar16

    When Russia turns its army from Syria, a bloody spring is coming to Ukraine – McCain

    U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the Russian military will begin withdrawing some of its military forces from Syria: “The announcement that Russia will begin withdrawing some military forces from Syria signals Vladimir Putin’s belief that he has...

    Who is Mr. Kadyrov: possible Putin’s successor knows he is a traitor
    Mar10

    Who is Mr. Kadyrov: possible Putin’s successor knows he is a traitor

    In an interview to Radio Liberty the head of the “Government of Ichkeria in exile” Ahmed Zakayev, who lives in exile in London, examines the recent actions and statements of Ramzan Kadyrov and evaluates the role of Chechnya in the strategy of the Russian authorities. There is a continuing public debate in Russia about the role of the...

    Russia is using Syria to prepare for war in the Mediterranean
    Mar08

    Russia is using Syria to prepare for war in the Mediterranean

    Syrian truce has repeatedly compared to what we can see in Donbas. The war does not stop, and the supply of weapons and equipment only increases. And the Syrian version of its degraded form of this kind of agreements makes a serious imbalance in the Mediterranean balance of power. So, recently the Russian destroyer Smetlivy left occupied...

    Russian command actively prepares for invasion on the coast near Mariupol – Ukraine Intelligence
    Mar04

    Russian command actively prepares for invasion on the coast near Mariupol – Ukraine Intelligence

    The russian soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Russian Occupation Army Corps are actively preparing for military action to further expand control over the territory of Ukraine, support their foremost troops ready for action and conduct battle training activities in the Russian Armed Forces system. The training activities focus on motorized rifle, tank...

    Situation with Crimea is a great challenge for the Crimean Tatar people and the whole international community
    Feb29

    Situation with Crimea is a great challenge for the Crimean Tatar people and the whole international community

      International Forum “Crimea is Ukraine. The annexed peninsula between the past and the future”. 26 February 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People,: “For me, today’s situation with Crimea confirms a “deadlock” of its development over twenty three years of direct...

    3 scenarios for the situation in Ukraine in 2016-2017
    Feb15

    3 scenarios for the situation in Ukraine in 2016-2017

     Speech by Ukrainian political analyst Yuri Romanenko to foreign diplomats and experts in the Lithuanian Embassy in Kyiv on February 8, 2016. Originally published on Хвиля. “Dear ladies and gentlemen, our forum is taking place against the backdrop of a corruption scandal connected with Igor Kononenko, and it perfectly illustrates my...

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