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    Report: Missile launcher that downed MH17 belongs to the Russian army
    May04

    Report: Missile launcher that downed MH17 belongs to the Russian army

    The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people onboard, was fired by a missile launcher belonging to Russia’s army, a report revealed yesterday (3 May). …read more Source:...

    How Russia Terrorizes Children & Destroys Lives in Occupied Crimea
    May04

    How Russia Terrorizes Children & Destroys Lives in Occupied Crimea

    Safiyeka and Bekir Kuku have not seen their father since armed officers burst into their home in Yalta on Feb 11 and took Emir-Huseyn Kuku away. It is not the first time their father, a lawyer and human rights activist has been detained since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. This time, however, the children’s Babashka has not come home...

    Lofty Ideals, Practical Efforts: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia
    May04

    Lofty Ideals, Practical Efforts: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia

    Though its Central Asian ambitions failed to live up to their original promise, Turkey has positioned itself as an important player in the region. May 3, 2016 By Allen Park Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Ashgabat alongside top officials from several former Soviet republics last December to help Turkmenistan mark the 20th...

    Die verlorene Ziffer – Buk 3×2
    May04

    Die verlorene Ziffer – Buk 3×2

    Kompletter Bericht: (DE) (EN) (RU) Im November 2014 veröffentlichte Bellingcat einem Bericht, in dem der Buk TELAR (Startfahrzeug für Luftabwehrraketen), der für den Abschuss von Malaysia Airlines Flug 17 verantwortlich ist, als „Buk 3×2“ identifiziert wurde. Die Identifizierung ergab auch, dass das Fahrzeug von der russischen 53....

    The Lost Digit: Buk 3×2
    May04

    The Lost Digit: Buk 3×2

    Full report: (EN) (RU) (DE) In November 2014, Bellingcat published a report that identified the Buk TELAR (missile launcher) that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 as “Buk 3×2,” originating from Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of Kursk. The Buk was called 3×2 due to an obscured middle digit, which was not identifiable at the...

    Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe
    May03

    Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe

    Many observers have concluded that Moscow’s new $2 billion aid package to Belarus is part of a deal to allow Russia to establish a military airbase on the territory of its western neighbor. But it is increasingly clear that Belarus has no intention of allowing the organization of such a base. Moreover, Moscow is developing weapons systems...

    Russia’s Defense Industry Creaks Under High-Tech Military Demands
    May03

    Russia’s Defense Industry Creaks Under High-Tech Military Demands

    Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership continues to put a brave face on meeting the expectations generated by its fantastically ambitious rearmament plans to 2020. The Kremlin, no doubt buoyed by the performance of the Russian Armed Forces in...

    Odessa Averts Potential Tragedy
    May03

    Odessa Averts Potential Tragedy

    Police discover grenades ahead of commemoration of bloody 2014 clashes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lofty Ideals and Prosaic Outcomes: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia
    May03

    Lofty Ideals and Prosaic Outcomes: Turkish Engagement in Central Asia

    Pan-Turkic rhetoric continues to play up Turkey’s role in Central Asia, overlooking the tangible elements that actually underpin relations. May 3, 2016 By Allen Park Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Ashgabat alongside top officials from several former Soviet republics last December to help Turkmenistan mark the 20th...

    Chernobyl 30 years on: impact and response
    May03

    Chernobyl 30 years on: impact and response

    Written by Didier Bourguignon, © Photosmart / Fotolia In the early hours of 26 April 1986, an incident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and subsequent explosions released nuclear radioactive material into the atmosphere. Some 600 000 people took part in the containment operations and around 350 000 people were displaced in the years following...

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