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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Thug leader who got suspended sentence for savage killing of Maidan journalist detained on new charges
    Apr02

    Thug leader who got suspended sentence for savage killing of Maidan journalist detained on new charges

    Yuri Krysin, the head of the ‘titushky’, or hired thugs involved in killings, abductions and attacks on Euromaidan activists, has been remanded in custody on charges which could carry a 10-year sentence. The development comes three months after Krysin’s extraordinarily light four-year suspended sentence for his part in the savage...

    “I can’t afford to show cowardice” – Ukrainian jailed for not betraying Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea resists pressure to end hunger strike
    Apr02

    “I can’t afford to show cowardice” – Ukrainian jailed for not betraying Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea resists pressure to end hunger strike

    Almost two weeks after political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh went on hunger strike in Russian-occupied Crimea, his lawyer has only just been able to see him. She reports that he is looking thin and gaunt, and that the SIZO [remand prison] staff are putting pressure on him to end his hunger strike. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    From Correspondence: 9/11: Moscow’s Phantom Vision –> End of Gaza’s Suffering
    Apr01

    From Correspondence: 9/11: Moscow’s Phantom Vision –> End of Gaza’s Suffering

    “Yes, but there many things that must be explained… the terrorist attack of 9/11 received the support of Saudi Arabia… ???” No, ______, it did not....

    Russia ‘Novichok’ Hysteria Proves Politicians and Media Haven’t Learned The Lessons of Iraq
    Mar31

    Russia ‘Novichok’ Hysteria Proves Politicians and Media Haven’t Learned The Lessons of Iraq

    If there’s one thing to be gleaned from the current atmosphere of anti Russian hysteria in the West, it’s that the US-led sustained propaganda campaign is starting to pay dividends. It’s not only the hopeless political classes and media miscreants who believe that Russia is hacking, meddling, and poisoning our progressive...

    Watch List Findings: March 31, 2018
    Mar31

    Watch List Findings: March 31, 2018

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Estonian Regulators and European Central Bank Move Forcefully Against Russian Money Laundering
    Mar30

    Estonian Regulators and European Central Bank Move Forcefully Against Russian Money Laundering

    Estonia’s financial regulator, Finantsinspektsioon, announced on March 26 that the European Central Bank (ECB), acting at Estonia’s request, had revoked the license of Versobank AS, a small Estonian bank catering to clients based in Russia and Ukraine. According to Finantsinspektsioon, the license was withdrawn for “serious and...

    Правильные, но запоздалые выводы
    Mar30

    Правильные, но запоздалые выводы

    Russia / World Российская внешняя политика не справляется с поставленными задачами. Украина продолжает интегрироваться в европейские институты: визовый режим упрощен с июня 2017 года, а в марте 2018 года страна была признана потенциальным членом НАТО. В США президент Дональд Трамп в значительной степени сохранил политику своего предшественника, а...

    Debating a Shared History in Eastern Europe
    Mar30

    Debating a Shared History in Eastern Europe

    (click to enlarge) In 2014, Ukraine’s Russian-backed president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted from power after refusing to sign an association agreement with the EU. Since then, two parts of Ukraine’s history have been brought to the forefront in Ukrainian politics, and both have been used as symbols of Ukrainian resistance and its...

    Learning the right lessons, too late
    Mar30

    Learning the right lessons, too late

    Russia / World Wherever one looks, Russian foreign policy is missing the mark. Ukraine continues to integrate into European institutions, with a liberalized visa regime put into force in June 2017 and Ukraine designated as an aspirant country by NATO in March 2018. In the United States, President Donald Trump has largely preserved and...

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp
    Mar30

    Goodbye Trumpian Promises; Hello Beltway Swamp

    Ted Galen Carpenter President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as national security advisor is his final betrayal of anything resembling a realist foreign policy. During the 2016 presidential run, Trump’s statements were a curious, contradictory mixture of realism and extreme nationalistic belligerence. In the former category were...

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