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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Gontareva explained swings in hryvnia exchange rate
    Feb05

    Gontareva explained swings in hryvnia exchange rate

    The hryvnia exchange rate has decreased due to political instability along with the seasonal factors, the fall in business activity in November and the settling of a large payment from the treasury account, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva has said. “In recent days, unfortunately, another situation factor was...

    Stand with Ukraine
    Feb05

    Stand with Ukraine

    …read more Source: Open Society Foundations

    Putin Corners Himself in Ukraine. We Would Be Crazy to Placate Him Now
    Feb05

    Putin Corners Himself in Ukraine. We Would Be Crazy to Placate Him Now

    The recent backroom bilateral talks between the United States and Russia about Ukraine have caused anxiety in the region, raised hopes that sanctions could be lifted, and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s status to super power level.All are counterproductive.Since the bilateral talks and optimistic statements by US Secretary of...

    Ukraine’s political suicide
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s political suicide

    Ukraine’s fledgling democracy edged closer to dismembering itself this week, as one of the most reform-minded members of the government stepped down. In his resignation letter, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavičius accused old political elites of systematically blocking much-needed reforms and paralyzing the fight against rampant...

    Ukrainian Corruption Could Endanger IMF Loan
    Feb05

    Ukrainian Corruption Could Endanger IMF Loan

    Sudden resignation of economy minister over high-level corruption could influence lender’s decision on the latest tranche of its bailout program. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Potential for Polish-Lithuanian Cooperation in Security
    Feb05

    The Potential for Polish-Lithuanian Cooperation in Security

    Poland and Lithuania, regardless of tensions related to the situation of the Polish minority, are intensifying security sector cooperation. The main reason is the Ukraine-Russia conflict, which changed the geopolitical conditions in the region. A notable example of such cooperation is the creation of the Poland-Lithuania-Ukraine brigade, which...

    The Limits of German Power
    Feb05

    The Limits of German Power

    In the last two years, Germany has adopted leadership roles regarding the conflict in Ukraine, the civil war in Syria, and the refugee crisis. While this is a welcome development, German leaders must bear in mind that their country’s EU membership remains its most potent source of power. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Turkey Rejects Russia’s Claim of Syria Invasion as Smokescreen
    Feb05

    Turkey Rejects Russia’s Claim of Syria Invasion as Smokescreen

    Ankara says the Kremlin is trying to divert attention from its own ‘crimes’ including ‘starving’ cities into submission. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    MOSCOW and NEW Triple Alliance West is interested in strengthening the strategic alliance between Kiev – Tbilisi.
    Feb05

    MOSCOW and NEW Triple Alliance West is interested in strengthening the strategic alliance between Kiev – Tbilisi.

    FROM RUSSIAN ARCHIVES _________________________ Older/new Russian geopolitical fears. …Cooperation with Chechnya gives Georgia the opportunity to become a leader not only in the South Caucasus, but also in the Caucasus. In fact, Georgia is taking the lead in implementation of the plans of the West to oust Russia from the Caucasus, which should...

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb05

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine

    A 2015 ceasefire signed in Minsk is largely holding in eastern Ukraine, while the most likely outcome is a brittle, long-term frozen conflict. Nevertheless, Russia is juggling many options, and Minsk remains a vital possible path to resolution. The deal deserves steadfast, sanctions-backed support from the U.S. and European Union. …read...

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