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    Russian Lawyer demands Russia investigate Kremlin-backed militant leader’s war crimes in Donbas
    Mar14

    Russian Lawyer demands Russia investigate Kremlin-backed militant leader’s war crimes in Donbas

    Following the public admission by Igor Girkin [Strelkov] that he ordered extrajudicial killings during his period as military leader of the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas, a St Petersburg lawyer has demanded that Russia initiates criminal proceedings against Girkin for committing what are undoubtedly war crimes in eastern Ukraine. …read...

    Russian court orders Crimean political prisoner Afanasyev to be sent closer home
    Mar14

    Russian court orders Crimean political prisoner Afanasyev to be sent closer home

    A Russian court in the far northern Komi Republic has accepted that holding Gennady Afanasyev in a prison 2,700 kilometres from his family violates his rights under the European Convention. . This unexpectedly positive move comes as fellow Crimean political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko are being moved as far east as Moscow can...

    The Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Electoral Infrastructure: Another Warning
    Mar13

    The Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Electoral Infrastructure: Another Warning

    This commentary looks at the 23 December 2015 cyber-attack on the electrical network in Western Ukraine, which was most likely perpetrated by Russia. The text’s authors also explain why the attack may help legitimize the use of cyber warfare against states and briefly discuss why the Israeli electrical grid is particularly vulnerable to...

    Poroshenko, Juncker agree on next steps for implementation of EU visa-free regime
    Mar12

    Poroshenko, Juncker agree on next steps for implementation of EU visa-free regime

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday, press secretary of the Ukrainian head of state Sviatoslav Tseholko has said. In particular, the two officials discussed the changes in the Ukrainian legislation related to electronic declaration and welcomed...

    Prosecutor’s office announces suspicion to Mykhailo Yezhel
    Mar12

    Prosecutor’s office announces suspicion to Mykhailo Yezhel

    The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has delivered a notification of suspicion to Ukraine’s former Defense Minister Mykhailo Yezhel due to improper performance of his official duties, the PGO press service reported. The PGO mentioned the minister’s negligence when agreeing the list of military equipment owned by the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine-Style Hybrid War Unlikely in Latgale
    Mar12

    Ukraine-Style Hybrid War Unlikely in Latgale

    On the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the BBC gave its viewers a chance to “look inside the war room” with a program featuring a committee of former senior British military and diplomatic figures. In a quasi-documentary titled World War Three: Inside the War Room, the participants are faced with a...

    Minister of Defense of Georgia Continues to ‘Knock at NATO’s Door’
    Mar12

    Minister of Defense of Georgia Continues to ‘Knock at NATO’s Door’

    Georgia’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze recently visited the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), where he held talks with NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow. The Georgian minister also took part in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, with the participation of the permanent...

    Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting
    Mar12

    Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting

    As anticipated (see EDM, February 26), the “Normandy” meeting on March 3–4, in Paris, cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did almost all the hectoring; his French counterpart, Jean-Marie Ayrault, provided the echo, while...

    Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record
    Mar11

    Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record

    Now well into the final year of his presidency, President Barack Obama recently gave a surprisingly frank and poignant review of his foreign policy record in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. There were a number of notable takeaways from their discussion, such as Obama’s critique of European allies and their lack of...

    Against the backdrop of hostilities, talking about the election in Donbas is too early
    Mar11

    Against the backdrop of hostilities, talking about the election in Donbas is too early

    In his column for the website Novoe Vremia, Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykhailo Pashkov described the outcome of another meeting of the Normandy Four, and also assessed the prospects of the peaceful settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas. The eleventh meeting of the Normandy...

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