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    Ukrainian human right coalition condemns government attacks on NGOs under “Kremlin agent” pretext

    Human rights activists accuse the government of attacks on civil society. The Human Rights Agenda platform, an informal coalition of human rights organizations, released its statement on 17 October, after a two major incidents happened in mid-October. The statement was supported by 33 organizations. The attacks mentioned in the statement concern:...

    First recruits from Crimea and North Caucasus republics deployed in 2017 Russian draft

    The recruits will travel to their stations by road, rail and air. Military and civil aircraft will deliver some of the men to remote areas of Siberia and the Far East. The recruits will be accompanied by representatives of military units and medical workers. To date, all the military units of the Southern Military … The post First recruits from...

    Direct Vienna-Kyiv train to be launched on 10 December

    The route of the direct train between the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and the Austrian capital Vienna is already visible online in Austria’s federal railway system Österreichische Bundesbahnen. The first train is expected to depart on 10 December 2017, Hromadske reported. The new train will depart from Kyiv at 14:07, arrive in Lviv at 19:50, and...

    Kremlin political prisoner allowed visit from mother

    One of the Kremlin’s political prisoners, the Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh was allowed a visit by his mother. This was reported on Facebook by the first deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko. Tamara Klykh reported that her son is in bad condition. He is exhausted psychologically and physically and has lost a great deal … The...

    Global warming threatens Moscow’s Arctic development plans and the lives of people there

    Some Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin, apparently believe that global warming will work to Russia’s ultimate benefit by allowing for crops over a larger portion of its territory; but in the shorter term, global warming is undermining Moscow’s plans to develop the Far North and even threatening the lives of people there,...

    4500-strong protest at Ukrainian parliament demands “great political reform,” camps for the night

    On October 17, at least 4,500 people gathered in central of Kyiv to call on the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) to pass legislation on what activists call the “great political reform.” The protest was planned a few weeks ahead. Among the organizers, there are civil society activists from Civic Movement Chesno, Reanimation Package of Reforms,...

    Top Russian state TV propagandists pick up this year’s Russian “Emmy Awards”

    The Russian independent outlet The Insider was the first to present highlights from the TEFI winners’ back catalog of fake news stories. Here we share some of The Insider’s examples and add highlights from our own reporting, including results from searches made in our own new publicly available database of almost 3,500 examples of...

    Is Trump’s delay in imposing new sanctions playing into a larger Moscow game to lift them?

    Many Russian commentators are suggesting that Donald Trump’s refusal to impose Congress-mandated sanctions on Russian leaders is an act of “sabotage” – see, for example, Aleksandr Nemets’ essay on Kasparov.ru about recent developments in Washington. Despite mounting anger in the US Congress and the American population, Nemets says,...

    Nationalists march on 75th anniversary of Ukrainian Insurgent Army | Photos

    On 14 October 2017, a march dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was held in Kyiv. The march gathered from 3-5,000 people, according to information agencies, to 10,000, according to the police, to 20,000, according to the organizers, the far-right parties Right Sector, Svoboda, and National Corps (the...

    ‘Russian Security Agencies Said Increasing Recruitment of Ukrainians’ and other neglected Russian stories

    The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way to mark those which can’t be discussed in detail but which are too indicative of broader developments … The post ‘Russian Security Agencies Said...

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