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    Tortured Ukrainian ‘Sentenced’ by Kremlin-backed militants to 30 years
    May20

    Tortured Ukrainian ‘Sentenced’ by Kremlin-backed militants to 30 years

    A Ukrainian volunteer fighter from Makiyivka who is on Ukraine’s list for exchange has been ‘sentenced’ to 30 years in the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR]. The Kremlin-backed militants have ‘convicted’ Yevhen Chudnetsov of “an attempt to violently seize power on the republic’s territory”....

    Western Policy Toward Russia: Swinging Between Deterrence and Appeasement
    May20

    Western Policy Toward Russia: Swinging Between Deterrence and Appeasement

    In trying to find a way to stop the bloodshed in Syria and settle the conflict in the breakaway eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, Western foreign ministers have taken to guardedly praising Russia’s constructive role. This week (May 17), in Vienna, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov co-chaired another session of the...

    Soviet-era norm allows revenge prosecution of prisoners who assert their rights
    May20

    Soviet-era norm allows revenge prosecution of prisoners who assert their rights

    Human rights activists have called for the adoption of draft bill 2708 which aims to remove the current possibility of extending prisoners’ sentences over alleged minor offences. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia convicts innocent Ukrainians of fighting in Chechnya
    May20

    Russia convicts innocent Ukrainians of fighting in Chechnya

    A jury in Grozny, Chechnya has found Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh guilty of fighting against Russian forces in Chechnya in 1994/95 and killing 31 soldiers. It thus ignored documentary evidence from the Memorial Human Rights Centre which demolished the entire indictment and clear evidence that the men had never been in Chechnya,...

    Trigger of World War is in Nagorno-Karabakh.
    May19

    Trigger of World War is in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    Avraham Shmulevich: trigger World War is in Nagorno-Karabakh. … The main myth, which relied Armenians, was destroyed. The second myth, which also destroyed, lay in the fact that Armenians have always counted on the support of Russia. And it turned out that Russia is not eager to provide assistance to the Armenians: Armenia found herself in this...

    Reconciliation Will Be Ukraine’s Next Serious Battle with Russia
    May19

    Reconciliation Will Be Ukraine’s Next Serious Battle with Russia

    Until very recently, Ukrainians predominantly spoke a language of identities, differentiating between people from western Ukraine and people from the eastern part of the country, Ukrainian speaking versus Russian speaking, Greek Catholics versus Orthodox. But what was powerfully witnessed during the Euromaidan was the emergence of a new modality...

    All the President’s Men
    May19

    All the President’s Men

    Reformers had hoped that whoever took his place could ensure a clean start. But Lutsenko is not that person. Existing laws specified that any appointee to the office of the prosecutor general must have legal training or prior experience in the department. Neither applied to Lutsenko. Each decision President Poroshenko makes is bringing him a […]...

    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt
    May19

    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt

    Russia says it won’t support a much-needed International Monetary Fund aid package for Ukraine unless it stipulates a debt repayment to Russia. Ukraine says it will not return $3 billion to Russia that a previous government borrowed in 2013 because Moscow refuses to agree to terms already accepted by other international creditors. WP:...

    The danger of Russian disinformation
    May19

    The danger of Russian disinformation

    Russia does not seek to promote itself, but rather to undermine the institutions of the West, often using discordant messages. The invasion, occupation and dismemberment of Ukraine in 2014 was preceded by a highly effective propaganda blitz that fomented confusion in Russian-speaking areas and blinded both Ukrainians and Westerners to what was...

    Ukraine sets $522 mln starting price for OPP privatisation
    May19

    Ukraine sets $522 mln starting price for OPP privatisation

    Ukraine has set a starting price of 13.175 billion hryvnia ($522 million) for the auction of state-owned fertilizer producer Odessa Portside Plant (OPP). OPP’s sale will be valid only if two or more buyers take part in the auction and if at least one of them is a non-resident of Ukraine. These additional conditions were […] …read more...

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