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    New Ukrainian Crime Bureau Stalled
    Mar02

    New Ukrainian Crime Bureau Stalled

    Courts are blocking sensitive investigations as the main prosecution service is no longer empowered to pursue them. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    SBU accuses Ukrgasbank’s former co-owner, deputy chairman of fraud
    Mar02

    SBU accuses Ukrgasbank’s former co-owner, deputy chairman of fraud

    One of the former private owners of nationalized Ukrgasbank and a former deputy chairman of the bank’s board hacked the bank’s database to withdraw property from collateral and removed restrictions on its sale, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine said. The state-owned bank had two plots of land worth almost UAH 55 million in Kyiv […]...

    Courts refuse to consider petitions from the Prosecutor’s Office
    Mar02

    Courts refuse to consider petitions from the Prosecutor’s Office

    On March 1, the investigating prosecutors lost their authority and the State Bureau of Investigation has not started working. As a result of the conflict in the law, despite official statements made by Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the investigation is completely blocked, because courts do not accept requests from investigators, particularly in...

    Yatsenyuk defies Poroshenko, says his replacement will do no good
    Mar02

    Yatsenyuk defies Poroshenko, says his replacement will do no good

    Aides to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke on Tuesday (1 March) of replacing the country’s premier in the next two weeks, while the incumbent, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he didn’t believe a “reboot” of the government would work. EurActiv.com reports from Kyiv. …read more Source:...

    Nothing To See Here: Russian TV Suppresses Story Of Alleged Beheading By Nanny
    Mar02

    Nothing To See Here: Russian TV Suppresses Story Of Alleged Beheading By Nanny

    Whatever the motive, the decision to withhold the story from viewers was diametrically opposed to the approach the same channels tend to take when an ethnic Russian is the alleged victim of violence abroad. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine’s Government Bans Criticism “To Restore Public Trust”
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s Government Bans Criticism “To Restore Public Trust”

    Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has come up with a solution for fighting all the ills like corruption and lack of reform that are seriously damaging the country’s reputation. They have issued a resolution which demands that civil servants, and even the heads of state enterprises refrain from publicly criticizing the authorities and...

    Uzbekistan Achieves Railroad Independence
    Mar02

    Uzbekistan Achieves Railroad Independence

    Twenty-five years after gaining its political independence, Uzbekistan has become “railway independent,” with its residents now able to travel between one part of their Central Asian republic to another, by rail, without crossing into another country—in this case, Tajikistan. On April 15, a new 123.1-kilometer line, including a 19.1-kilometer...

    Russia’s Application of Military Power in Syria
    Mar02

    Russia’s Application of Military Power in Syria

    Moscow’s use of military power in Syria differs from its pursuit of warfare in Georgia in August 2008, or more recently in Ukraine. This appears to be confirmed by a comparison of the force sizes deployed in Georgia and Syria, as well as the use versus avoidance of ground forces in the two conflicts. Commentaries by Russian military...

    Russia’s Military: On the Rise?
    Mar01

    Russia’s Military: On the Rise?

    After the 2008 war with Georgia, Russia started its most radical and comprehensive military reform in several decades. It is aimed at transforming the outdated mass mobilization army into combat-ready armed forces that are able to pursue a broader set of functions — from nuclear and non-nuclear deterrence to conventional warfare in local and...

    Ukraine: Fantastically Corrupt
    Mar01

    Ukraine: Fantastically Corrupt

    Ukraine is again failing to break away from its corrupt, oligarchic post-communist transition. The high hopes for reducing corruption after the Euromaidan revolution have faded, and the country is looking for new leadership in an unlikely place: Georgia. RealTime post by Simeon Djankov. …read more Source: Peterson Institute for...

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