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    The Savchenko Swap: Why Did Putin Free Ukraine’s Most Famous Pilot?
    May27

    The Savchenko Swap: Why Did Putin Free Ukraine’s Most Famous Pilot?

    Vladimir Putin’s decision to pardon Nadezhda Savchenko was a purely pragmatic one. Left with no viable alternatives to freeing the Ukrainian pilot, Putin was forced to make a concession that may not sit well with the Russian population, which has come to see Savchenko as a symbol of the “Kiev junta.” | Русский …read more Source:...

    Germany: EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions
    May27

    Germany: EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions

    Germany said on Thursday (26 May) that the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot. …read more Source:...

    The G7 asserts its like-mindedness
    May27

    The G7 asserts its like-mindedness

    The G7 countries of the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada have met for the 42nd time in Japan to discuss the biggest risks to global security and the world economy. Here is their 32-page official statement. The G7 is an interesting grouping, often seen as outdated with its heavy European influence. How much do Italy’s...

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)
    May27

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland held talks, in Moscow, with Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov, on May 17–18 (see Part One). According to the United States government’s official account of the meeting, the talks focused on improving security “in the Donbas” (sic) as well as...

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)
    May27

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)

    Informal discussions are sputtering along between Washington and Moscow over implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This bilateral process originated in May 2015 as an accompaniment to the Barack Obama administration’s decision to seek Russia’s “help” on Syria. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has been tasked to...

    Euphoria in Kyiv and Soul-Searching in Moscow After Prisoner Exchange
    May27

    Euphoria in Kyiv and Soul-Searching in Moscow After Prisoner Exchange

    Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force helicopter pilot, was captured by Moscow-backed separatist forces during fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, in the summer of 2014, and ended up in a Russian jail. Savchenko was serving in Donbas as a volunteer soldier with a local volunteer infantry battalion, “Aydar,” while on leave from...

    Russian Monument to Stalin’s Victims Highlights Fate Of Executioner
    May27

    Russian Monument to Stalin’s Victims Highlights Fate Of Executioner

    One of the few monuments in Russia devoted to “the victims of political repressions during the 1930s.” has a single line noting that fact, then dedicates 12 lines to honoring one particular victim of Stalin’s Terror: Valter Vand, the former head of the local branch of the NKVD …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Outrage as the Security Service shames Ukraine by blocking torture monitors
    May27

    Outrage as the Security Service shames Ukraine by blocking torture monitors

    The news that UN anti-torture monitors had been forced to suspend a visit to Ukraine due to obstruction from Ukraine’s SBU [Security Service] has elicited outrage and consternation. The feeble excuses issued only compound the suspicion that the SBU has a lot to hide. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Forget Minsk: Ukrainians get 43 years for Invented Crimes in Chechnya
    May27

    Forget Minsk: Ukrainians get 43 years for Invented Crimes in Chechnya

    One day after releasing Nadiya Savchenko, Russia has sentenced two other Ukrainians to virtually identical terms of imprisonment on even more insane charges. The indictment flew in the face of historical fact, and both Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh can prove that they were in Ukraine at the time of the alleged crimes in Chechnya …read...

    Europe’s Humanitarian Fatigue Threatens to Engulf Ukraine
    May26

    Europe’s Humanitarian Fatigue Threatens to Engulf Ukraine

    Earlier this month, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz, presidents of the European Commission and Parliament, respectively, published an appeal for continental solidarity in which they criticized “anyone who believes that the time of the nation-state has come” as “out of touch with reality.”The inaccuracy of Juncker and Schulz’s...

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