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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin’s Secret Force Multiplier: Special Operations Forces
    Apr26

    Putin’s Secret Force Multiplier: Special Operations Forces

    One in three questions posed to President Vladimir Putin during his recent annual live phone-in show covered issues of national security. Public interest in events in Donbas has apparently shrunk substantially, and the only concerns expressed about the Islamic State (IS) were limited to worries about fighters possibly returning Russia. Putin...

    BBC Defends MH17 Film
    Apr26

    BBC Defends MH17 Film

    Broadcaster disputes claims in British tabloids and pro-Kremlin media that new documentary suggests Ukraine shot down plane. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    BBC Defends MH17 Film
    Apr26

    BBC Defends MH17 Film

    Broadcaster disputes claims in British tabloids and pro-Kremlin media that new documentary suggests Ukraine shot down plane. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Friendly Fire: Killing Russian Rocket Engines Too Soon Could Cripple U.S. Security (From Forbes)
    Apr26

    Friendly Fire: Killing Russian Rocket Engines Too Soon Could Cripple U.S. Security (From Forbes)

    After Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, pretty much everybody in Washington agreed that the U.S. military needed to stop using Russian rocket engines for launching its satellites. However, because the Russian engines were available, there hasn’t been much funding of [Read More…]The post Friendly Fire: Killing Russian Rocket...

    Two Years Later, Kremlin’s Lethal Lies about Odesa Fire Still Motivate Donbas Recruits
    Apr26

    Two Years Later, Kremlin’s Lethal Lies about Odesa Fire Still Motivate Donbas Recruits

    Forty-eight people lost their lives in clashes between pro-unity supporters and pro-Russian backers and a fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014. Only hours later, Russia attempted to portray the mass riots and ensuing fire as a massacre, and that has continued regardless of several investigations, including one by the Council of Europe’s...

    Russia Questions Inflation Goals Derided as `Numerical Fetishes’
    Apr26

    Russia Questions Inflation Goals Derided as `Numerical Fetishes’

    After the crisis in Ukraine erupted more than two years ago, the Bank of Russia missed its inflation target in 2015 for a fourth straight year and already conceded the goal is at risk for 2017 after turmoil in the oil market and the ruble. Economy Ministry forecasts, backed by the government last week, show […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Marks 30 Years Since Chernobyl
    Apr26

    Ukraine Marks 30 Years Since Chernobyl

    April 26, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Quantum of silence
    Apr26

    Quantum of silence

    Vladimir Putin appears to have lost any interest he once had in a rapprochement with the West, and in the east of Ukraine the bullets still fly. The thinking runs, an isolated Russia could turn yet more unpredictable and dangerous. Better, surely, to talk. Newsweek: Quantum of silence …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

    Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders seize Crimea
    Apr26

    Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders seize Crimea

    A former member of Ukraine’s Interior Affairs Ministry, who defected to Russia during the Crimea occupation, reveals details how the Black Sea was seized by the Russian military. He headed “militants” and stormed the airport in Simferopol with the Russian regular forces. UAT: Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders...

    Trump’s new image-maker honed his ‘dark’ arts in Ukraine
    Apr26

    Trump’s new image-maker honed his ‘dark’ arts in Ukraine

    The hiring of Manafort was an attempt to change the image of Yanukovich’s Party of Regions “from that of a haven for mobsters into that of a legitimate political party” by “tapping into the deep pockets of Donetsk clan godfather Rinat Akhmetov”. Soon after Manafort was hired, Yanukovich underwent a makeover. “Manafort dressed up Yanukovich,...

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