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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Donbas proxies flood Yunkom Mine despite risk of radioactive catastrophe
    Apr18

    Russia’s Donbas proxies flood Yunkom Mine despite risk of radioactive catastrophe

    Militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] are ignoring local residents, the Ukrainian government and international warnings, and flooding the Yunkom (Yuny Komynar) former coalmine which was used for a nuclear test in 1979. The scale of radioactive contamination of soil and water sources could prove...

    Secret Collaborators and Traitors used to persecute for faith in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Apr18

    Secret Collaborators and Traitors used to persecute for faith in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Crimean Tatar Human Rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku and five other Ukrainian Muslims are facing huge sentences on fatally flawed charges with the ‘evidence’ so far provided by a traitor, now working for Russia’s FSB, and an alcoholic ‘secret witness’, whose testimony seems to have been dictated by the prosecution …read...

    Bulgaria’s Euroins Buys ERV Ukraine
    Apr17

    Bulgaria’s Euroins Buys ERV Ukraine

    The Bulgarian Euroins Insurance Group (EIG), one of the largest independent insurance groups in emerging Europe, announced on April 17 that it has bought ERV Ukraine, the travel insurance business of Germany-based ERGO, part of Munich-Re. With purchase agreements signed, the deal is expected to be finalised once regulatory approval has been...

    Farewell to Intersection – it’s been a good run
    Apr17

    Farewell to Intersection – it’s been a good run

    Dear Readers of Intersection, As the editor-in-chief of this project I would like to announce two pieces of news: one bad and one good. Let me start with the bad news. I regret to inform you about my decision to suspend Intersection: Russia/Europe/World. The site will remain accessible for everyone interested in searching our archives, but it...

    Watch List: April 17, 2018
    Apr17

    Watch List: April 17, 2018

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Space projects and children of the future: UkraineIS has held several events within the framework of the first Future Fest in Ukraine
    Apr17

    Space projects and children of the future: UkraineIS has held several events within the framework of the first Future Fest in Ukraine

    Photo by Boris Godlevsky On April 12, the Day of Cosmonautics, the first Future Fest in Ukraine was conducted. Discussion on the international space industry featured many inspiring front-edge technologies. UkraineIS chairman Sergey Vakarin presented the most up-to-date space projects (blockchain, cybersecurity and augmented reality) and summed...

    Doubts Raised Over Russian Journalist’s Death
    Apr17

    Doubts Raised Over Russian Journalist’s Death

    Authorities are not treating Maxim Borodin’s death as a crime, although colleagues say the young reporter’s stories about local mercenaries might have hit a nerve. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. Except in cases of responding to an attack on the United States, that document...

    By fighting wars with private armed forces, Russia risks conflict between major powers
    Apr17

    By fighting wars with private armed forces, Russia risks conflict between major powers

    kirill_makarov via ShutterstockRussian and Syrian troops carried out a ground assault on a military base in Deir ez-Zor, Syria on February 7. However the base was occupied by US soldiers, and the attackers were beaten back by a US air strike. Around 100 Russians were ultimately killed. And yet, diplomatically speaking, almost nothing happened: no...

    With smart cities, your every step will be recorded
    Apr17

    With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

    pxhereModern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones but also objects actually embedded into our cities, such as traffic lights and air pollution stations. Even something as simple as a garbage bin can now be connected to the internet, meaning that it forms part of what is called the...

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