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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the ‘Dossier’
    Nov03

    How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the ‘Dossier’

    The Trump-Russia collusion story was a joint invention of the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign. It enabled the Obama administration to make use of the nation’s security and intelligence services to spy on Trump and his associates and to use whatever information they thereby gleaned to try to get Hillary into the White House....

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?
    Nov03

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?

    The strategic joint military exercise Zapad-2017 took place from September 14-20 at several training grounds in Russia and Belarus. According to official statements, the total number of troops participating in this military drill was 13,000. However, the real figures could well have been significantly higher. The official scenario of Zapad-2017...

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’
    Nov03

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’

    In a further sign of strained relations between Warsaw and Kyiv, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Thursday (2 November) that procedures to bar people “with extreme anti-Polish attitudes” from entering the country are being launched, drawing an angry reply from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine
    Nov03

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine

    Successful politics is about getting things done. By that standard, October was a successful month. Not only did the government pass sweeping healthcare reform, pension reform, and judiciary reform, it also staved off populist protests. In short, pragmatism prevailed over populism. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan
    Nov03

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan

    It was because of Zhanara Akhmet’s criticism of the Kazakhstani regime that she faced prosecution in her own country and sought asylum in Ukraine, together with her small child. That alone should have precluded her initial detention, but did not, and now a second court has rejected the application from an MP and prominent human rights...

    Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”
    Nov03

    Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”

    We cannot know how many Ukrainians the FSB have abducted and tortured in Russian-occupied Crimea to extract ‘confessions’ to non-existent crimes, however Renat Paralamov hopes that his refusal to remain silent can help prevent the number becoming even higher. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas
    Nov03

    Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas

    One Russian has been jailed for over three years, and another, extradited from Tajikistan, is about to be put on trial in Russia for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of Ukraine. The FSB and Russian courts treat anybody supporting Ukraine as a ‘mercenary’, while notorious mercenary Arseny Pavlov [‘Motorola’] and other...

    Hazing, Suicides and Unreported Deaths in the Russian Army
    Nov03

    Hazing, Suicides and Unreported Deaths in the Russian Army

    Security This October, Russia launched another round of military conscription. Despite upbeat official rhetoric, the news media have recently published a number of alarming stories about soldiers committing suicide. Although the situation has been gradually improving, this brings to light a problem that has afflicted Russia’s armed forces...

    Why Energy Reform in Ukraine Matters for European Regional Security
    Nov02

    Why Energy Reform in Ukraine Matters for European Regional Security

    Russia is developing new ways of delivering gas to EU. These new pipelines will decrease the importance of the Ukrainian route, resulting in a long list of losses for the country. Ukraine’s government wants to retain the country’s status as a gas transit country. However, Russia’s cooperation will be needed to continue to move...

    Ukrainian-Polish Relations in the Context of the Memory War: A Game of Lose-Lose
    Nov02

    Ukrainian-Polish Relations in the Context of the Memory War: A Game of Lose-Lose

    Relations between Ukraine and Poland today are cooling, disturbingly. The growing differences between the two neighbors do not add to the stability of the region. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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