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    On hunger strike since May, Oleg Sentsov is ready to die in protest against Putin’s imperialism

    Everyone has heard of Jan Palach, the young Czech student who set himself on fire on January 19, 1969 in Prague in protest against the repression of the Prague Spring and the military occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops under the leadership of the Soviet Union. However, Jan Palach’s death was not the only … The post On hunger...

    Could Putin’s pseudo-Cossacks on Belarusian border become ‘the little green men’ in Belarus?

    As relations between Moscow and Minsk deteriorate, the Russian government has moved units of Vladimir Putin’s pseudo-Cossacks into the restricted zone on the Russian side of the Russian-Belarusian border, according to reports from the region that have been summarized by Mikhail Ilin. The Belsat journalist offers not only the comments of...

    ‘Vladimir Putin is killing Oleh Sentsov,’ Milshteyn says

    One of Vladimir Putin’s greatest advantages has been the willingness of others to accept his definition of what is occurring rather than describe things honestly be it the invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, the Anschluss of Crimea, or the crimes he has inflicted on his own population. That pattern is continuing in the case of … The post...

    Russia’s private military companies a more toxic form of Latin American death squads, Pastukhov says

    Many countries have private military companies, Vladimir Pastukhov says; and there is no reason that Russia should not as well, especially in a world where many military tasks are outsourced and where there are some tasks states do not want to assume responsibility for. But the problem is, the London-based Russian historian points out, is … The...

    Russia sends photos of imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker on 88th day of his hunger strike

    Ukraine’s Ombudswoman Liudmyla Denisova had just shared the photos of Oleg Sentsov, who is today on the 88th day of his hunger strike that she received from her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova. “According to the information she was given, Oleg is active, goes to watch TV, reads books from time to time. Everyone, and I … The post...

    ‘Chief beneficiary’ of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria is Moscow TV, new poll shows

    There have been innumerable surveys of Russian attitudes over the last decade, but most of them have been limited in their value by the fact that participants likely answered some of the most important questions by saying what they believed those behind the polls wanted to hear, Igor Yakovenko says. But two polls, one taken … The post ‘Chief...

    Putin outdoes Potemkin for World Cup

    In 1787, Prince Grigory Potemkin erected special villages to impress his lover, Catherine the Great, on her trip to Crimea. Unlike real Russian villages, these were clean and bright and designed to give the impression that the people there were happy. After she passed through, they were were taken down and then up again further … The post Putin...

    Putin is consistent but the West isn’t, Portnikov says

    At the very moment that the international investigation of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner concluded that Moscow was behind that terrorist act, Western leaders and businessmen were in St. Petersburg to cozy up with Vladimir Putin and to try to make deals to enrich themselves, Vitaly Portnikov observes. Indeed, at his press conference with …...

    Russia positioning to attack Ukraine from Sea of Azov, Ukrainian general says

    Moscow’s harassment of Ukrainian shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Straits may have a more ominous side than just limiting the transit of civilian and military vessels between Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea and the world ocean beyond. Vasyl Bohdan, a retired Ukrainian lieutenant general, says … The post Russia...

    Parliamentary control over intelligence services essential to Ukraine

    The bill is awaiting approval after the second reading. It provides for fundamental changes in a number of laws relating to the activities of the SBU (Secret Service of Ukraine), military intelligence, NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine), counterintelligence, etc. The purpose of this reform is to introduce an effective mechanism for...

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