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    Donetsk separatists parade banned weapons on Victory Day
    May09

    Donetsk separatists parade banned weapons on Victory Day

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels today (9 May) commemorated the former Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany by parading tanks and other heavy weapons banned under a fragile truce. …read more Source:...

    EU Condemns Belarus Over Execution
    May09

    EU Condemns Belarus Over Execution

    Country remains only nation in Europe still applying the death penalty. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukrainian anarchist accused of trying to overthrow the State with leaflets
    May09

    Ukrainian anarchist accused of trying to overthrow the State with leaflets

    If Ukraine’s Security Service had publicly warned that a tiny group of anarchists could be seeking to “destabilize the situation in the country”, they would have elicited a smile or two. Instead they initiated criminal proceedings, and on extremely serious charges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia steps up terror offensive with armed raid on mosque in Occupied Crimea
    May07

    Russia steps up terror offensive with armed raid on mosque in Occupied Crimea

    Armed and masked men cordoned off a Crimean mosque on May 6 as people were leaving after Friday prayers. Several dozen men tried to detain about 100 Crimean Tatars and take them away in police vans for a supposed ‘check …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    US Ambassador to Hungary: Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia…or Else!
    May07

    US Ambassador to Hungary: Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia…or Else!

    US Ambassador to Hungary, Coleen BellIf anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming...

    Belarus Reforms Its Elections and Commemorates Chernobyl
    May07

    Belarus Reforms Its Elections and Commemorates Chernobyl

    Western organizations tend to use a single set of criteria to evaluate the electoral processes and the sundry aspects of the democracy and human rights situations in various non-Western countries. Many consumers of those ratings give no second thought to this practice, implicitly believing that everybody should be like “us.” Some, however, like...

    Aleppo – Syria’s Stalingrad?
    May06

    Aleppo – Syria’s Stalingrad?

    In a message on Thursday addressed to Vladimir Putin felicitating Russia on its Victory Day, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad compared the fighting around the city of Aleppo to Stalingrad, which turned the tide of World War II. It’s a powerful metaphor for the Russian psyche, driving home that winning the Syrian war in Aleppo’s battle...

    How Ukraine Can Solve Its Local Election Conundrum
    May06

    How Ukraine Can Solve Its Local Election Conundrum

    Even when it is effective, diplomacy can be an unsightly business. Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than that ugly, illegitimate child of Mother Russia’s war in Ukraine: the Minsk agreements. In recent months, Germany and France have been pressing Ukraine to pass a local elections law as the basis for holding elections in the Donetsk...

    Information Wars: Ukraine and the West vs. Russia and the Rest
    May06

    Information Wars: Ukraine and the West vs. Russia and the Rest

    In the media battle between the West and Russia over what really has been going on in Ukraine, round one went to Russia — at least among audiences in former Soviet Union republics. Pro-Russian protesters remove a Ukrainian flag and replace it with a Russian flag in front of the Donetsk Oblast Regional State Administration building in March of...

    Russian Orchestra Plays in War-Torn Syria
    May06

    Russian Orchestra Plays in War-Torn Syria

    Symbolic concert honors victims of terrorism, as Russian and Syrian dignitaries look on. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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