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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A ‘Crimean Four’ Political Prisoner Placed in Notorious Serbsky Institute
    Jun14

    A ‘Crimean Four’ Political Prisoner Placed in Notorious Serbsky Institute

    Oleksiy Chirniy, a Crimean tried illegally in the same case as Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko has been brought from a Russian prison in Magadan and placed in the Moscow Serbsky Institute. The move could possibly be a step towards his release. There is still no sign that the Kremlin plans to free Sentsov...

    Ukrainian musician finally freed after 4 years imprisonment on rigged charges
    Jun14

    Ukrainian musician finally freed after 4 years imprisonment on rigged charges

    The Podilsky District Court in Kyiv has finally released world-renowned accordionist Ihor Zavadsky from custody almost two months after a rigged sentence was revoked over 4 years after he was first arrested …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Polish Natural Gas Projects Threaten Gazprom’s Position in Central and Eastern Europe
    Jun14

    Polish Natural Gas Projects Threaten Gazprom’s Position in Central and Eastern Europe

    On May 17, Polish state-owned natural gas pipeline network operator Gaz-System S.A. published its updated strategy for 2016–2025. A noteworthy new element in the document is the plan to create a natural gas hub in Poland, aimed at establishing a regional gas market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). If successful, it would provide regional...

    Moscow Promises Responses to US and NATO Activities
    Jun14

    Moscow Promises Responses to US and NATO Activities

    Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary to President Vladimir Putin, is generally not known for eloquence. But his comment last week (June 7) about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s exercises in the Baltic region stands out both for its convolutedness and uncharacteristic meekness. His point, reproduced by all Russian mainstream media,...

    Counting Sheep Is Courageous, Soulful, and Important: A Review
    Jun13

    Counting Sheep Is Courageous, Soulful, and Important: A Review

    “Counting Sheep” is a “guerrilla folk opera” that guides audiences on an immersive and soulful journey through Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity.Its creators are Mark and Marichka Marczyk who met and fell in love in Kyiv during the protests of 2013 and 2014. Mark is a talented Canadian musician of Ukrainian heritage and Marichka Kudriavtseva...

    Open Letter to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
    Jun13

    Open Letter to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

    VOLYA Institute for Contemporary Law and Society commends the Ukrainian civil society on their successful effort to remove a historically inaccurate textbook that misrepresented the EuroMaidan movement and was especially insulting to people in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. We further commend the Ukrainian government for listening to the public and...

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Own the Media, but Public Broadcasting is Shaking Things Up
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Own the Media, but Public Broadcasting is Shaking Things Up

    Last year, after years of debate and lobbying on the issue, public broadcasting was established in Ukraine. In a country suffering from a serious crisis of trust in the media, it looked like a chance to regain people’s faith.The dramatic decline in citizens’ trust in media started in 2014, when central Ukrainian TV channels first...

    Dutch PM says he’s ‘totally against referendums’
    Jun13

    Dutch PM says he’s ‘totally against referendums’

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today (13 June) admitted a referendum called by eurosceptic groups on whether to back closer ties between Ukraine and the EU had been “disastrous” after voters soundly rejected the pact. …read more Source:...

    Russia Beefs Up Military Potential in the Country’s Western Areas
    Jun13

    Russia Beefs Up Military Potential in the Country’s Western Areas

    Russia has intensively strengthened its military in the Western and Southern districts. These activities are not simply a response to the decisions of NATO, which is strengthening its Eastern Flank, but are strategic in nature. They also pose a challenge to Ukraine and Belarus as Russia have increased the number and capabilities of its combat...

    Ukraine’s PM Predicts EU Membership in 10 Years
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s PM Predicts EU Membership in 10 Years

    June 13, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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