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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    European Parliament urges sanctions over persecution of Crimean Tatar leaders, other victims of repression & discrimination in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct07

    European Parliament urges sanctions over persecution of Crimean Tatar leaders, other victims of repression & discrimination in Russian-occupied Crimea

    The European Parliament has demanded that Russia stop its persecution of Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians in occupied Crimea and called on the European Court of Human Rights to give priority status to applications from Crimeans seeking redress …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Why Russia Still Has Conscription
    Oct07

    Why Russia Still Has Conscription

    Security This year’s autumn round of conscription to the Russian army is now underway. As of October 1st, Russia’s military is hoping to find and recruit 110-120 thousand fresh troops. For many young people, military conscription is no longer a scary prospect: they have been admitted to universities and can live without thinking about...

    Russia’s Soldier Selfie Ban Fights Open-Source Research
    Oct07

    Russia’s Soldier Selfie Ban Fights Open-Source Research

    A law drafted by Russia’s ministry of defense, which would ban its soldiers’ use of social media, serves to confirm the work of open-source researchers reporting on the illicit presence of Russian troops in Ukraine and Syria, according to Atlantic Council analysts. “The Russian authorities and media have repeatedly tried to undermine...

    Poignant proof of why letters to the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages matter
    Oct07

    Poignant proof of why letters to the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages matter

    There are over forty Crimean political prisoners in Russian-occupied Crimea or Russia, and that figure is rising. Access to information and contact with them is limited, with Russia clearly hoping that people will forget about them. A letter just received from Yevhen Panov makes it quite clear how much our letters mean to the imprisoned men...

    Poroshenko must veto law that will terminate most investigations into Maidan crimes & corruption
    Oct07

    Poroshenko must veto law that will terminate most investigations into Maidan crimes & corruption

    If Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs a law just passed by the Verkhovna Rada, the Special Investigations Department will be forced to terminate all investigations into unsolved crimes committed during Euromaidan, however serious. The adopted amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code [CPC] would have similar consequences for corruption and...

    Prospects for a UN Peacekeeping Mission to Donbas
    Oct07

    Prospects for a UN Peacekeeping Mission to Donbas

    During the September United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Russia and Ukraine each presented proposals for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission to Donbas. However, the differences between the two countries reduce the probability of reaching agreement on that issue. From Ukraine’s perspective, the mission should be deployed in all...

    Divide and conquer
    Oct07

    Divide and conquer

    Ten years ago, the idea that Russia had the will or ability to interfere in other countries’ affairs was widely dismissed as paranoid scaremongering. Not any more. Events in the United States, France, Ukraine and elsewhere have highlighted the Kremlin’s ability—real or perceived—to project power beyond its borders. …read more...

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade
    Oct07

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade

    Der Beitrag Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade erschien zuerst auf Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies. …read more Source: Competence Center for Black Sea Region...

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems
    Oct07

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems

    Belarus came in a lowly 153rd place (of 180) in Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Other media freedom watchdogs and international organisations have reached similar conclusions: Belarus is ranked amongst the ten least free countries by Freedom House, although – credit where it’s due – it did move up from 194th last...

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative
    Oct07

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

    The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by the Soviet...

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