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    Russia’s Crimean Tatar show trial proves too shoddy even for the court
    Feb17

    Russia’s Crimean Tatar show trial proves too shoddy even for the court

    In a surprise move on Feb 15, the Supreme Court in Russian-occupied Crimea sent the case against Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz and 5 other Crimean Tatars back for ‘further investigation’. This came on the same day that the Memorial Human Rights Centre condemned the trial and recognized Chiygoz, Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhy as...

    Kharkiv woman awarded huge damages for police torture
    Feb17

    Kharkiv woman awarded huge damages for police torture

    The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Ukraine to pay Svitlana Pomilyayko 20 thousand EUR in damages after accepting that she had been subjected to torture while in police custody, and that the authorities had failed to properly investigate her complaints. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Munich Security Conference Debates Russia’s War in Ukraine (Part One)
    Feb17

    Munich Security Conference Debates Russia’s War in Ukraine (Part One)

    Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian territories, and its continuing military operations in Ukraine’s east, receded from center stage at the Munich Security Conference on February 12–14. Instead, the calamities visited upon Europe by wars in Syria and the wider Middle East (uncontrolled mass migrations into Europe, cross-border terrorism,...

    Putin Orders ‘Snap Inspection’ Exercise in Southern Military District
    Feb17

    Putin Orders ‘Snap Inspection’ Exercise in Southern Military District

    On February 8, President Vladimir Putin ordered a “snap inspection” military exercise in the Southern Military District (MD) (see EDM, February 11). The pattern of snap inspection exercises in Russia is now well established, introduced in February 2013 by Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu in an effort to raise combat readiness in the...

    Ukraine In Political Crisis As Government Faces No-Confidence Vote
    Feb16

    Ukraine In Political Crisis As Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

    February 16, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    EU Global Strategy
    Feb16

    EU Global Strategy

    European leaders handed HR/VP Federica Mogherini an impossible mission last June when they asked her to come up with an EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS). While Mogherini’s advisors prepare the EUGS, most of the threats predicted by Javier Solana’s 2003 security strategy are hitting the EU hard: terrorism,...

    Cold War Redux: Dishing it to the Russkies
    Feb16

    Cold War Redux: Dishing it to the Russkies

    One of the most astonishing news stories I have read of late appeared in Business Insider at the beginning of February entitled “’The Russians are going to have a cow’: the US’s message to Putin ‘is a really big deal.’” The article described how the Barack Obama Administration has decided to build up “its military presence...

    A Way Out of the Crisis
    Feb16

    A Way Out of the Crisis

    In the village of Glebovka, on a road leading to the old hunting grounds of ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, there is a small enclave of villas. Here, in the deep forest by the shores of the Kyiv water reservoir, sits a guest house that belongs to former Rada Deputy Mykola Martynenko, where confidential meetings between Ukrainian Prime...

    EU Lifts Most Sanctions Against Belarus
    Feb16

    EU Lifts Most Sanctions Against Belarus

    Critics fear Brussels has let ‘dictator’ Lukashenka and members of his regime off too easily and too soon. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Committing ‘War Crimes’ in Syria, Say Turkey, France
    Feb16

    Russia Committing ‘War Crimes’ in Syria, Say Turkey, France

    UN chief calls strikes on hospitals and schools that killed dozens of civilians ‘blatant violations of international law.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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