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    Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’
    Aug01

    Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’

    A military court in Rostov has sentenced 61-year-old Oleksiy Sizonovych to 12 years in a maximum security prison on charges of planning acts of sabotage and terrorist both in Russia and in the militant-controlled Luhansk oblast of Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List: July 31, 2017
    Jul31

    Watch List: July 31, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Targeting Russia’s Oil: Why Sanctions Will Ultimately Work
    Jul31

    Targeting Russia’s Oil: Why Sanctions Will Ultimately Work

    It has been three years since the European Union (EU) and the United States enacted a series of sanctions against Russia for the unlawful annexation of Crimea and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine. Some of these sanctions deliberately target Russia’s oil industry because it is the backbone of the country’s economy. However, as...

    Ukraine to Import 700,000 Tons of Coal from US
    Jul31

    Ukraine to Import 700,000 Tons of Coal from US

    Kyiv Post. Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    July 31st, 2017
    Jul31

    July 31st, 2017

    CHINA China Bans Uyghur Language In Xinjiang SchoolsRADIO FREE ASIAAuthorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have issued a directive completely banning the use of the Uyghur language at all education levels up to and including secondary school, according to official sources, and those found in violation of the order will face “severe...

    Can Armenia Keep a Foot in Both Camps?
    Jul31

    Can Armenia Keep a Foot in Both Camps?

    Geography and history are political tyrants and nowhere more so than for in Armenia. For all the emphasis, nowadays, on the potential of regional trade, Armenia is boxed into a situation that offers little or no openings. History, distant and none too distant, rules our alliances with Turkey or Azerbaijan and Russia’s brutal show of force...

    Combating corruption in Ukraine – awaiting the results
    Jul31

    Combating corruption in Ukraine – awaiting the results

    Systemic corruption has been the dominant problem of an independent Ukraine for more than two decades. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Judge held for 9 months by Donbas militants heard how hostages were tortured
    Jul31

    Judge held for 9 months by Donbas militants heard how hostages were tortured

    Vitaly Rudenko, a judge from the Luhansk Regional Court of Appeal, was freed on July 30 after nine months held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR]’. Rudenko was seized in October 2016, when he tried to enter military-controlled territory to attend his father’s funeral....

    Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage
    Jul31

    Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage

    Ludmila Surzhenko is, thankfully, safely on unoccupied Ukrainian territory, but she will need time to recover from the physical and psychological effects of the nearly three weeks she was held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea
    Jul31

    Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea

    It may be simply that ‘judge’ Maria Bedritskaya wants to go on holiday, and can’t go until she ‘convicts’ Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh. It is possible, however, that the flagrant irregularities are also intended as a warning to all Ukrainians of what they can expect for a Ukrainian flag, for honouring the slain victims of...

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