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    Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr21

    Commission proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Commission proposed lifting the visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine on Wednesday (20 April). The move, which was expected, comes despite the Dutch referendum vote against the EU-Ukraine association agreement, partly motivated by hostility to migration. …read more Source:...

    Alarm bells ring as chief Maidan crimes investigator threatened with criminal charges
    Apr21

    Alarm bells ring as chief Maidan crimes investigator threatened with criminal charges

    Civic activists and Euromaidan victims’ lawyers have sounded the alarm about a major offensive against Serhiy Horbatyuk and his special investigative department. Several criminal investigations have been initiated against members of the department and Horbatyuk could himself be facing criminal charges for alleged ‘negligence’....

    Why I’m Pessimistic about Ukraine’s New Government
    Apr21

    Why I’m Pessimistic about Ukraine’s New Government

    President Petro Poroshenko’s passivity in the fight against corruption has restored the old rules of Ukrainian politics and renewed the significance of the oligarchs. They’re his main partners now. The search for a new prime minister is only part of this ignoble process. Over the last two months, Poroshenko has managed to back himself...

    Ukraine’s Finally Got a Cybersecurity Strategy. But Is It Enough?
    Apr21

    Ukraine’s Finally Got a Cybersecurity Strategy. But Is It Enough?

    Ukraine has been battling for its independence not only in the fields of the Donbas, but also in cyberspace. Government networks have been subject to continuous cyber espionage, while other cyberattacks have disrupted a presidential election, blocked access to news media, and engaged in hacktivism and propaganda distribution. Although these...

    Police Mission in Ukraine’s East: An OSCE Milestone?
    Apr21

    Police Mission in Ukraine’s East: An OSCE Milestone?

    Ukraine wants the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to consider deploying an international, armed police mission in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. The declared rationale is to provide security for “elections” that might be staged in that territory under the Minsk armistice—elections that Ukraine deems...

    Ukraine Seeks Armed Police Mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Apr21

    Ukraine Seeks Armed Police Mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine is asking for an international, armed police mission under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) auspices, to be deployed in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. Russia and its local proxies hold the monopoly on military presence and policing in that part of Ukraine. And Russia holds veto power in the OSCE...

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation
    Apr21

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation

    The latest clampdown on a Crimea news site run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has drawn international condemnation, with the United States denouncing it as “the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices” on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Top anti-corruption official questions motives for prosecution of key reformer Kasko
    Apr21

    Top anti-corruption official questions motives for prosecution of key reformer Kasko

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau did not initiate criminal proceedings over flats obtained by Vitaly Kasko, a prominent reformer, anti-corruption campaigner and ex-Deputy Prosecutor General. This contradicts the impression given by the Prosecutor General’s Office which is seeking prosecution of Kasko, while claiming that data about the...

    The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia
    Apr20

    The Authoritarian Bias: Measuring Public Opinion in Russia

    This event was co-sponsored and hosted by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kirill Rogov speaking at the Woodrow Wlison Center on April 20, 2016. Public opinion survey data from countries under authoritarian regimes are often treated as reliable, but how do they compare to survey data from democracies?...

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining
    Apr20

    Why Russia’s Economic Leverage is Declining

    Despite the Kremlin’s desire to reassert influence over its neighbors, Russia’s economic leverage in Eastern Europe is declining. After more than a decade of using trade and energy cutoffs to pressure its neighbors to accept its political aims, the Kremlin’s tools of economic coercion are losing their effectiveness. On the...

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