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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine at Twenty-Five
    Aug23

    Ukraine at Twenty-Five

    Twenty-five years ago, after seventy years of Soviet dominance and over three hundred years of rule by Russia, Ukraine declared its independence. This occurred after a national referendum in which over 90 percent of Ukraine’s voters chose independence. Every part of the country, including Crimea—which at that time had a population that was...

    Russia is Surrounding Ukraine, but Where’s the West?
    Aug23

    Russia is Surrounding Ukraine, but Where’s the West?

    In recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been doing what he is best at: war mongering. It began with the Kremlin’s accusation that Ukrainian leaders had “chosen terror over peace,” despite the fact Russia has not been able to produce any credible evidence of the alleged “sabotage plot” in Crimea. Additionally, neither the...

    Why has Russia been flying airstrikes over Syria from an Iranian airbase?
    Aug23

    Why has Russia been flying airstrikes over Syria from an Iranian airbase?

    Kremlin/Ru, CC BY-SAThe Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, made it very clear where his country stood in February 2013 when he answered speculation that Russia might intervene to stop the implosion of Syrian state structures in a war that by then had been raging for more than three years: “We will not be fighting for our positions … and...

    Ukraine and Europe – A short guide
    Aug23

    Ukraine and Europe – A short guide

    Ukraine and Europe – A short guideMichael EmersonVeronika Movchan23 August 2016 …read more Source: Centre for European Policy...

    Russia’s Donbas ‘Buildup’: Threat or Bargaining Chip?
    Aug23

    Russia’s Donbas ‘Buildup’: Threat or Bargaining Chip?

    Ukrainian leader warns of possible Russian invasion, while the Pentagon tries to inject a note of realism into increasingly tense debate. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Oleg Sentsov: I would like to be a nail in the tyrant’s coffin. This nail will not bend.
    Aug23

    Oleg Sentsov: I would like to be a nail in the tyrant’s coffin. This nail will not bend.

    Imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has written a powerful letter from Russian captivity in which he rejects attempts to free him and others at any price, saying instead to “use us as a weapon” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian activist persecuted for ‘Putin Mask’ seeks political asylum in Ukraine
    Aug23

    Russian activist persecuted for ‘Putin Mask’ seeks political asylum in Ukraine

    Roman Roslovtsev, the courageous Moscow activist challenging Russia’s draconian anti-protest legislation has had enough, and is planning to apply for political asylum in Ukraine. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia stepped back and will not go to full-scale war with Ukraine – Newsweek.
    Aug22

    Russia stepped back and will not go to full-scale war with Ukraine – Newsweek.

    August 22, 2016 … Private intelligence agencies reported that Russian troops, which the Kremlin has deployed near Ukraine, fuel and ammunition for one day only. Therefore, they are not ready for large-scale operation. The story of the so-called saboteurs in occupied Crimea and subsequent to this statement Russian President Vladimir Putin about...

    Follow the Money Trail for Source of ‘Russian Threat’ Paranoia
    Aug22

    Follow the Money Trail for Source of ‘Russian Threat’ Paranoia

    You’d have to have been locked in a wardrobe if you live in the West not to have heard ominous phrases like “The Russian threat”, “Russian aggression in Europe” and “Russia set to invade Poland/Estonia/ Ukraine/Finland.” Certain people are trying to scare us witless about Russia and the “threat” the country apparently poses. The hysteria...

    Lack of Reforms Has Turned Ukraine into a Vulnerable Basket Case
    Aug22

    Lack of Reforms Has Turned Ukraine into a Vulnerable Basket Case

    Marian L. Tupy Ukraine is back in the news. The country’s conflict with Russia, which has been ongoing since 2014, is heating up again. There is a real possibility that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will try to grab even more Ukrainian territory in the months to come. The Russians are suffering from an economic downturn caused by Western...

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