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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia turns to closed courts for political prisoners in occupied Crimea
    Apr10

    Russia turns to closed courts for political prisoners in occupied Crimea

    Courts in Russian-occupied Crimea have now begun banning relatives and friends from attending court hearings – the only chance many have of seeing the imprisoned men. Most incredibly, the FSB has now told a court that the men should remain in custody as they are recognized internationally as political prisoners! …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Russia’s war on George Soros goes global
    Apr10

    Russia’s war on George Soros goes global

    In Russia there’s nothing new about accusing George Soros of trying to overthrow the government. But recently other authoritarian leaders around the world have also decided that the 86-year-old billionaire is the cause of all their troubles …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...

    The Next Phase of U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation
    Apr10

    The Next Phase of U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation

    Transatlantic TakeThe G7 Energy Ministers meeting taking place in Rome today provides a useful reminder of the importance of transatlantic cooperation on energy, a collaboration that has been of strong benefit to both sides for many years. From the creation of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 1974, following the Arab oil embargo, to the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Sen. Chris Coons says Putin has launched an undeclared war on the international order, calls for bipartisan approach to issue
    Apr10

    Sen. Chris Coons says Putin has launched an undeclared war on the international order, calls for bipartisan approach to issue

    “Make no mistake: the Putin regime has launched an undeclared war on the international order that has preserved peace and stability in the United States and Europe since World War II,” Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) said at a Brookings event today. In his remarks, the senator described how Vladimir Putin’s Russia is actively seeking to...

    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...

    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:...

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