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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Government’s Fission Know-How Hard at Work in Europe
    Oct31

    Russian Government’s Fission Know-How Hard at Work in Europe

    In May 2016, prominent Russia expert Mark Galeotti warned that “the [Russian] Foreign Intelligence Service and FSB are now especially active in Europe, and the organizations they support include … separatists from Spain to Scotland.” Fast-forward to September of this year: a sophisticated mix of “Kremlin-run outlets, pro-Kremlin or aligned...

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 31, 2017
    Oct31

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 31, 2017

    ​ Russia probe: “Mueller’s filings stand on their own as an important rebuke to global kleptocracy. That’s because the American face of the problem is Paul Manafort,”writes Franklin Foer. (Atlantic) Manafort’s indictment resonated in Ukraine, where “Mr. Manafort [allegedly] profited from financial wrongdoing in their country...

    Paul Manafort’s Ukraine Connection
    Oct31

    Paul Manafort’s Ukraine Connection

    Long before Paul Manafort served as Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign chairman he worked for Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian former president of Ukraine. It was in this role that Anders Åslund, a resident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, first met Manafort. Manafort would seek advice from...

    Russian ‘Donetsk republic’ propagandist seized – or killed – in Donbas after speaking too freely
    Oct31

    Russian ‘Donetsk republic’ propagandist seized – or killed – in Donbas after speaking too freely

    While media reports of Roman Manekin’s brutal murder remain unconfirmed, there seems no doubt that the prominent Russian journalist and propagandist for the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] was taken prisoner shortly after strong criticism of at least one of the ‘DPR’ leaders. There are also reports that the...

    How to End the War in Eastern Ukraine
    Oct31

    How to End the War in Eastern Ukraine

    The recent US debate about Russia has focused mainly on Moscow’s disinformation, propaganda, and interference in our elections. But Russia’s aggression against Ukraine remains the original sin and the biggest threat. It’s not just Ukraine’s survival as an independent, democratic state that is on the line, but the future of...

    What the charges against Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos could mean for Trump
    Oct31

    What the charges against Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos could mean for Trump

    Five months into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of cooperation between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Americans are seeing the first legal maneuvers in the case. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates surrendered to U.S. District Court on...

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 30, 2017
    Oct30

    Kleptocracy Daily | October 30, 2017

    ​ Russia probe: Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted by the FBI on 12 counts this morning, including conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, and failure to disclose U.S. lobbying work for Ukraine’s Yanukovych regime. They both pleaded not guilty. Read the full indictment here. (CNN) George Papadopolous, a...

    Released Crimean Tatar leader: No ‘liberation’ while my people, my land are not free
    Oct30

    Released Crimean Tatar leader: No ‘liberation’ while my people, my land are not free

    There was a sense of Soviet déjà vu in the release of Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, seen in the secrecy with which the special operation was carried out and in the use of a third country. Déjà vu also since just as in the USSR, the number of political prisoners who remain incarcerated is large and on the increase, with...

    Luhansk militants sentence 2 young football fans to 17 & 13 years for ’spying for Ukraine’
    Oct30

    Luhansk militants sentence 2 young football fans to 17 & 13 years for ’spying for Ukraine’

    Two young football fans seized by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR] in October 2016 have been ‘sentenced’ to 17 and 13 years. 21-year-old Vlad Ovcharenko and 20-year-old Artem Akhmerov were accused of spying for Ukraine over protests against the ‘LPR flag’, photos with the national flag...

    Ukraine to Make New Privatisation Push
    Oct29

    Ukraine to Make New Privatisation Push

    Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Maksym Nefyodov has warned potential investors in a number of state-owned enterprises that few are ‘gold mines’ and that potential investors should be prepared to for a long haul. Talking to the UNIAN news agency, Mr Nefyodov said that of 900 enterprises slated for sale in...

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