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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    TI Ukraine and ANTAC appeal to NAPC for timely launch of E-Asset Declaration System in Ukraine
    May19

    TI Ukraine and ANTAC appeal to NAPC for timely launch of E-Asset Declaration System in Ukraine

    Transparency International Ukraine and Anti-Corruption Action Centre are welcoming the establishment of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) and are fully supportive of the anti-corruption work it is entitled to perform. We believe the NAPC has all leverages and capacities to be the leading and the most effective corruption...

    Crimean Muslims face 15-year Sentences for Invented &#146Terrorism&#146
    May19

    Crimean Muslims face 15-year Sentences for Invented &#146Terrorism&#146

    The trial has begun of four Crimean Muslims accused by Russia of involvement in an organization – Hizb ut-Tahrir – which is legal in Ukraine but which Russia and Uzbekistan have declared ‘terrorist’ without providing any reason. The ‘court’ on Wednesday also saw no need for the defence to be shown any proof. …read more...

    Russian Protest Artist Pavlensky Alleges Police Brutality
    May19

    Russian Protest Artist Pavlensky Alleges Police Brutality

    Best known for such protest actions as nailing his scrotum to Red Square or cutting off a piece of his ear, Russian political-protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky continues to put his body on the line …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    After April Violence in Karabakh, Armenia’s Distrust in Russia Keeps Growing
    May19

    After April Violence in Karabakh, Armenia’s Distrust in Russia Keeps Growing

    Last month’s deadly skirmishes along the line of conflict in Karabakh (April 2–5), the so-called “four-day war,” highlighted the need for a reinvigorated international mediation effort. Immediately afterward, Russia appeared ready to take the initiative. The ceasefire agreement brokered by Moscow, on April 5, followed by Prime Minister...

    New Divisions May Reduce Russian Army’s Combat Readiness
    May19

    New Divisions May Reduce Russian Army’s Combat Readiness

    During a regular ministerial conference call, on May 4, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu clarified previously declared plans to counter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He noted, “The defense ministry is taking a number of measures to counteract the buildup of NATO forces in the immediate vicinity of Russian borders. Two new...

    Rough Landing: What the Transaero Saga Tells Us About Russia’s Economy
    May19

    Rough Landing: What the Transaero Saga Tells Us About Russia’s Economy

    The death of airline Transaero is an unfortunate microcosm of everything wrong with Russia’s business climate. May 18, 2016 By: Aaron Schwartzbaum On October 1, 2016 Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced that Transaero, Russia’s second largest airline, would go bankrupt. Though the story did not receive much play in Western...

    Memo to Ukraine and the West: Beware of Unrealistic Peace Plans. The Kremlin Will Outplay You Every Time
    May18

    Memo to Ukraine and the West: Beware of Unrealistic Peace Plans. The Kremlin Will Outplay You Every Time

    The latest Normandy Four meeting on May 11 in Berlin did not result in any major breakthroughs to end the stalemate in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine agreed to create demilitarized zones in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, enhance information-sharing, and halt military exercises along the contact line, but these steps will not break the...

    Crimean Tatars Ignore Ban on Remembrance under Russian FSB Surveillance
    May18

    Crimean Tatars Ignore Ban on Remembrance under Russian FSB Surveillance

    How is it possible to prohibit a people from honouring the victims of an act of genocide? With threats, detentions and even warnings to schools that the number of children absent will be noted, and their parents asked for explanations. The ban did not stop hundreds of Crimean Tatars gathering in Bakhchysarai, with the FSB out in full force and...

    Who Owns Ukraine’s Media?
    May18

    Who Owns Ukraine’s Media?

    May 18, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Council of Europe can do without Russia
    May18

    Council of Europe can do without Russia

    In light of human rights violations in Crimea and a new law allowing Russia to ignore rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, there is no justification for the country to remain in the Council of Europe, writes Susan Stewart. …read more Source:...

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