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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Why are Putin’s Enemies held in Ukrainian Prisons?
    Apr26

    Why are Putin’s Enemies held in Ukrainian Prisons?

    If Ukraine’s SBU has evidence that Olga Sheveleva, Anastasia Leonova and Pavel Pyatakov were working for Russia’s FSB, they have not revealed it. Yet they are being held in detention on the ludicrous grounds that they could flee to Russia, where each can expect arrest for their opposition to the Putin regime and support for Ukraine...

    Russia’s Aggressive-Repressive Policies Bring No Long-Term Gains
    Apr26

    Russia’s Aggressive-Repressive Policies Bring No Long-Term Gains

    Claims of “stability” and “confidence” shaped President Vladimir Putin’s answers to the carefully selected questions posed during his annual 220-minute-long live TV call-in program, which aired on April 14. Since then, however, Russian foreign and domestic policies have zigzagged so much that the notion of “stability” has become irrelevant,...

    Kaliningrad as a ‘New Ideological Battlefield’ Between Russia and the West
    Apr26

    Kaliningrad as a ‘New Ideological Battlefield’ Between Russia and the West

    On April 12, Igor Nikolaychuk, the head of the Department of Regional Security Problems at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, traveled to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, where he proclaimed that the oblast would never become a demilitarized “region of peace” (Newsbalt.ru, April 12). Moreover, he blatantly accused “external...

    US lawmakers are preparing a large-scale response to Putin’s aggression in Europe.
    Apr25

    US lawmakers are preparing a large-scale response to Putin’s aggression in Europe.

    25/4/16 House Committee on Armed Services will meet on Wednesday, 27 April, to discuss the costs under the new law on the United States (National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA) national defense for 2017, and one of the main topics will be the measures to counter the aggressive policy of Moscow, According to the newspaper The Hill. Members of...

    Will Ukraine dash its hopes for Western support?
    Apr25

    Will Ukraine dash its hopes for Western support?

    Ukraine has gone through a lot the past 30 months. Despite formidable challenges, it has made important progress, both in containing Russian-backed separatism in the Donbas and in beginning needed reforms. Ukrainians deserve credit for this. The United States and Europe should support Ukraine, whose success or failure will have major implications...

    Chernobyl 30 years on: The EU’s response
    Apr25

    Chernobyl 30 years on: The EU’s response

    Written by Philippe Perchoc, © Photosmart / Fotolia In the early hours of 26 April 1986, a test on the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant resulted in a massive energy surge, which led to the biggest nuclear accident in history. Some 600 000 men participated in the containment operations, putting their lives at risk, and around...

    Here’s How to Make Ukraine’s Reforms Irreversible
    Apr25

    Here’s How to Make Ukraine’s Reforms Irreversible

    We live in a time of transformations: today, we decide which Ukraine our children will live in tomorrow. But a new Ukraine will be hard to achieve unless citizens with no connections to the old system take action and begin controlling the government and thinking long-term.In 2013, Ukrainians protested to demonstrate that there was no way back to...

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife
    Apr25

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife

    The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days injected enormous quantities of radioactivity into the atmosphere and contaminated vast areas of Europe and Eurasia. The International Atomic Energy...

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health
    Apr25

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health

    The 1986 Chernobyl and 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accidents both share the notorious distinction of attaining the highest accident rating on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scale of nuclear accidents. No other reactor incident has ever received this Level 7 “major accident” designation in the history of nuclear power....

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30
    Apr25

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30

    As a little boy, Shimon Redlich survived the Holocaust in Poland under Nazi German occupation after being rescued by a Ukrainian and a Polish family. He returns to the places of his childhood to re-connect with this past, to understand what the Holocaust meant for those communities and how it is remembered. A film screening, followed by a...

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