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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian media twist Bellingcat study to find Ukrainian Buk in Donbas before MH17
    Apr10

    Russian media twist Bellingcat study to find Ukrainian Buk in Donbas before MH17

    Incredibly, some Ukrainian websites have copy-pasted Russian propaganda media, including a website closely linked with the defence ministry, which deliberately distorted the findings of a new Bellingcat investigation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Russian Ban
    Apr10

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Russian Ban

    Government argues that refusing blood transfusions is no less dangerous than advocating equal rights for homosexuals. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments
    Apr10

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments

    In the December 2016 – March 2017 period, some major procedural developments occurred in several pending and concluded investment arbitrations against CIS states. In some of these pending disputes, arbitral tribunals have asserted jurisdiction over the investors’ claims, addressing noteworthy issues such as: provisional application of the...

    European Parliament approves visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Apr10

    European Parliament approves visa liberalization for Ukraine

    It’s finally happened! The European Parliament on April 6 voted to lift visa requirements for Ukrainians wishing to travel to anywhere in the Schengen zone. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran
    Apr10

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran

    Again: Assad (w/ Putin and Khamenei looking on) incubated ISIL as a tool with several interesting functions: –A “jihadi” trap that has drawn thousands of fighters to itself, including from Chechnya, to serve as a “Kill Zone” for the type. Not a bad idea, eh? –However: the same ploy turns out for bribing the west — “Assad OR The Terrorists” in...

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads
    Apr10

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads

    From a potential referendum, to membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and the relationship with the EU, Igor Dodon and Pavel Filip cannot find any common ground. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    2 Crimean Tatars on trial for a pre-annexation pro-Ukraine rally released under house arrest
    Apr10

    2 Crimean Tatars on trial for a pre-annexation pro-Ukraine rally released under house arrest

    Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhy are home with their families after almost two years in custody. Both are under house arrest and their surreal trial is continuing, but at least they have been freed from custody. Russia is continuing to hold Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Akhtem Chiygoz in custody and prevent him from even attending his own trial...

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”
    Apr10

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”

    Posted to YouTube by The New York Times, April 7, 2017. Comment: The public presentation of conflict may attempt to keep separate Syria, Ukraine, Russia, and Iran, but I don’t think the Kremlin (this is a good comment for Kremlin Watch) has an “Off” button in association with the defense of the autocratic feudal past that each dictatorship...

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief resigns
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief resigns

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief, Valeriya Gontareva, submitted her resignation today (10 April) after coming under intense pressure from tycoons whose banks were shut down for illegal transactions and loans. …read more Source:...

    Emerging Europe: Happy Alike and Unhappy in Their Own Ways
    Apr10

    Emerging Europe: Happy Alike and Unhappy in Their Own Ways

    Inclusion and green growth are aspects that some emerging Europe countries have not really started taking seriously enough, so institutions like ours need to further increase support and to invest more in both aspects, says Sergei Guriev, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He spoke to Andrew Wrobel...

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