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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Politicians are again jeopardizing Ukraine’s judicial reform
    Jun01

    Politicians are again jeopardizing Ukraine’s judicial reform

    Human rights organizations and the Reanimation Package of Reforms Initiative have issued warnings over proposed constitutional amendments to the justice system and a new draft bill which would retain ways of exerting influence on judges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatar journalist accused of ’extremism’ & incitement for call to help children
    Jun01

    Crimean Tatar journalist accused of ’extremism’ & incitement for call to help children

    Lilia Budzhurova has received a formal warning of “the inadmissibility of extremist activities” 6 days after writing a moving appeal to show solidarity and support for children whose fathers are in custody in Russian-occupied Crimea on fabricated charges …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A Saakashvili Party Comeback? Not in Georgia but Maybe in Ukraine
    May31

    A Saakashvili Party Comeback? Not in Georgia but Maybe in Ukraine

    Odesa Oblast Governor Mikheil Saakashvili is preparing for the launch of his political party later this year in Ukraine, but this has not prevented him from pondering a return to politics in his native Georgia. Georgian voters go to the polls on October 8 to elect a new parliament in a contest viewed as a referendum on the performance of Bidzina...

    Putin’s Domestic Strategy: Counting the Trees, Missing the Forest
    May31

    Putin’s Domestic Strategy: Counting the Trees, Missing the Forest

    Russian President Vladimir Putin strides the world as the master tactician. In Crimea, eastern Ukraine and Syria, he seized the initiative and left his adversaries flatfooted and guessing as to his ultimate intentions. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Savchenko Hailed in Ukraine Parliament, Berates ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’ Lawmakers
    May31

    Savchenko Hailed in Ukraine Parliament, Berates ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’ Lawmakers

    May 31, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Europe Still in Denial as Russia Ushers in the Age of Hybrid Hostilities
    May31

    Europe Still in Denial as Russia Ushers in the Age of Hybrid Hostilities

    European leaders will gather in June to discuss whether to extend sanctions against Russia over the Kremlin’s hybrid war in Ukraine. The current sanctions regime will likely remain in place, but the mere fact the subject is up for debate is evidence of Europe’s alarming refusal to acknowledge the new security reality facing the...

    Russia frees the Ukrainian pilot it convicted of bogus war crimes
    May31

    Russia frees the Ukrainian pilot it convicted of bogus war crimes

    Ms Savchenko has a chance to change Ukraine’s political landscape. She commands a moral authority unlike any other Ukrainian politician. She will probably prove hostile to any compromise with Russia, including even the Minsk agreements. She may also be repulsed by Mr Poroshenko’s failure to deliver on the promises of the revolution...

    THE BRIDGE  TO CRIMEA
    May31

    THE BRIDGE TO CRIMEA

    Russia has begun construction on a 19-kilometer bridge aimed at bypassing mainland Ukraine that will connect Kerch, in annexed Crimea, to Russia. It’s expected to open in December 2018. rferl: THE BRIDGE TO CRIMEA …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Last Man Standing
    May31

    Last Man Standing

    Putin is hoping that Russia’s economy stays afloat long enough for Ukraine to collapse. The Kremlin has done its best to help the process along, by supporting far-right parties throughout the EU. Putin adopted a series of measures designed to destabilize Turkey from within. project-syndicate: Last Man Standing …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia’s cross-hairs
    May31

    Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia’s cross-hairs

    Putin sounded a defiant note over Crimea. He said it was acting on the will of the Crimean people, who voted to join Russia, but Western governments say it was an illegal land grab. “As far as Crimea is concerned, we consider this question is closed forever,” Putin said. “Russia will not conduct any discussions […] …read more Source: The...

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