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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea
    Apr10

    Plundering & Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia & occupied Crimea

    A year after Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a first believer is on trial, facing a ten-year prison sentence and repressive measures are gaining pace. These include armed searches and arrests, as well as the state theft of Jehovah’s Witness land and property. It seems only a matter of time before Jehovah’s Witnesses...

    Russia hides Ukrainian sentenced to 12 years for a snapshot of cows at a disused aerodrome
    Apr10

    Russia hides Ukrainian sentenced to 12 years for a snapshot of cows at a disused aerodrome

    After concocting a ‘trial’ on truly surreal ‘spying’ charges to imprison Ukrainian Viktor Shur, Russia has since deployed any means to prevent him having contact with the Ukrainian consul and lawyers …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table
    Apr09

    The Oligarch Designations: Assets in the West are on the Table

    In freezing the assets of seven Russian oligarchs on April 6 under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and other Russia sanctions authorities, the U.S. government went after individuals with a sizeable economic footprint in the United States and Europe. This decision raises the stakes of the Russia sanctions program,...

    EU: No Money for Moldova Until Chisinau Gets Tough on Corruption
    Apr09

    EU: No Money for Moldova Until Chisinau Gets Tough on Corruption

    Report stressed the need to tackle high-level graft, recover the money lost in the ‘theft of the century,’ and prosecute the culprits. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poland and Ukraine’s Battle Over the Past
    Apr09

    Poland and Ukraine’s Battle Over the Past

    Originally produced on April 2, 2018 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman and Antonia Colibasanu The relationship between Poland and Ukraine has a complicated history. From the 1990s until 2015, relations between the two countries were generally positive. Poland backed Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union and supported Kiev...

    Building a secure and resilient Ukraine – Progress and challenges
    Apr09

    Building a secure and resilient Ukraine – Progress and challenges

    Dealing with external threats …read more Source: European Policy...

    Parliament members visit Ukraine, insist that government cuts corruption
    Apr09

    Parliament members visit Ukraine, insist that government cuts corruption

    A European Parliament delegation visited Ukraine last week and pinpointed an urgent need for the country to tackle corruption and make significant headway towards democratisation. EURACTIV’s media partner efe-epa reports. …read more Source:...

    Latvia’s money laundering scandal
    Apr09

    Latvia’s money laundering scandal

    The US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said on February 13th 2018 that it was seeking restrictions on ABLV bank, on suspicion of involvement in money laundering and helping clients violate United Nations sanctions on North Korea. Separately, central bank chief Ilmars Rimsevics was detained on Saturday on suspicion...

    Russian poet faces prison sentence for supporting Ukraine
    Apr08

    Russian poet faces prison sentence for supporting Ukraine

    The prosecutor in the latest trial of Russian poet Alexander Byvshev has demanded a two-and-a-half prison sentence for a poem entitled ‘On Ukraine’s Independence’. This is not the first time that 45-year-old Byvshev has faced criminal proceedings over his poetry, but the outcome this time could be devastating, since Byvshev is the...

    The Ukraine: Between War and Peace
    Apr07

    The Ukraine: Between War and Peace

    Europe’s unnecessary conflict in the Ukraine continues to rumble on and despite recent prisoner exchanges and the talk of deploying peacekeepers there is a very real danger that there may be a serious escalation in the near future. The Minsk II Agreement stands out as the only serious attempt to bring the conflict to a close and this has...

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