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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    New Divisions May Reduce Russian Army’s Combat Readiness
    May19

    New Divisions May Reduce Russian Army’s Combat Readiness

    During a regular ministerial conference call, on May 4, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu clarified previously declared plans to counter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He noted, “The defense ministry is taking a number of measures to counteract the buildup of NATO forces in the immediate vicinity of Russian borders. Two new...

    Rough Landing: What the Transaero Saga Tells Us About Russia’s Economy
    May19

    Rough Landing: What the Transaero Saga Tells Us About Russia’s Economy

    The death of airline Transaero is an unfortunate microcosm of everything wrong with Russia’s business climate. May 18, 2016 By: Aaron Schwartzbaum On October 1, 2016 Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev announced that Transaero, Russia’s second largest airline, would go bankrupt. Though the story did not receive much play in Western...

    Memo to Ukraine and the West: Beware of Unrealistic Peace Plans. The Kremlin Will Outplay You Every Time
    May18

    Memo to Ukraine and the West: Beware of Unrealistic Peace Plans. The Kremlin Will Outplay You Every Time

    The latest Normandy Four meeting on May 11 in Berlin did not result in any major breakthroughs to end the stalemate in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine agreed to create demilitarized zones in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, enhance information-sharing, and halt military exercises along the contact line, but these steps will not break the...

    Crimean Tatars Ignore Ban on Remembrance under Russian FSB Surveillance
    May18

    Crimean Tatars Ignore Ban on Remembrance under Russian FSB Surveillance

    How is it possible to prohibit a people from honouring the victims of an act of genocide? With threats, detentions and even warnings to schools that the number of children absent will be noted, and their parents asked for explanations. The ban did not stop hundreds of Crimean Tatars gathering in Bakhchysarai, with the FSB out in full force and...

    Who Owns Ukraine’s Media?
    May18

    Who Owns Ukraine’s Media?

    May 18, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Council of Europe can do without Russia
    May18

    Council of Europe can do without Russia

    In light of human rights violations in Crimea and a new law allowing Russia to ignore rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, there is no justification for the country to remain in the Council of Europe, writes Susan Stewart. …read more Source:...

    Cossacks Deny Assault on Navalny Group
    May18

    Cossacks Deny Assault on Navalny Group

    Incident comes days after police in southern Russia detained the opposition leader in an anti-terrorist operation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Drop unfounded charges against Russian rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko
    May18

    Drop unfounded charges against Russian rights activist Valentina Cherevatenko

    Representatives of Russian and international NGOs are appalled by a new and alarming development in the campaign of pressure against Russian civil society, namely the possible first criminal proceedings linked with the law on NGOs as so-called ‘foreign agents’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Facts & alibis pitched against torture as Russia’s trial of Karpyuk & Klykh ends
    May18

    Facts & alibis pitched against torture as Russia’s trial of Karpyuk & Klykh ends

    The verdict is imminent in the trial of two Ukrainians whom Russia has accused of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya 20 years ago. If ‘confessions’ extracted through torture, evidence of alibis and of glaring historical inaccuracies have become standard in Russia’s trials of imprisoned Ukrainians, on this occasion there is one...

    Russia Bans Remembrance Events on Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation
    May18

    Russia Bans Remembrance Events on Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation

    Crimean Tatar self-governing bodies are being prevented from holding any remembrance gatherings to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar people from their homeland. The escalation in repression over the last week or so has also raised fears that Russia may try to provoke trouble in order to orchestrate a...

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