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    Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh released under ‘insane’ house arrest
    Dec04

    Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh released under ‘insane’ house arrest

    After being jailed in Russian-occupied Crimea for almost a year on flagrantly falsified charges, Ukrainian activist and farmer Volodymyr Balukh has been placed under house arrest. While Balukh’s elderly mother is, of course, overjoyed, Balukh himself called the ruling ‘insane’, since it prohibits him from leaving the house (or using...

    Crimean Tatar political prisoner jailed for Crimea Solidarity named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year
    Dec04

    Crimean Tatar political prisoner jailed for Crimea Solidarity named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year

    One of the Crimea Solidarity activists arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea in October this year has been named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year. Marlen (Suleyman) Asanov had long been known for his generosity in helping people in need. When, under Russian occupation, the armed searches and arrests began, he became an active member of Crimea...

    European Commission Withholds 600 Million Euros from Ukraine
    Dec03

    European Commission Withholds 600 Million Euros from Ukraine

    The European Commission will not transfer the third and last 600 million euro tranche of the current 1.8 billion euro macro-financial assistance programme to Ukraine, approved in 2015. “Four of the measures linked to the third and final tranche of this MFA currently remain outstanding,” a European Commission statement reads. “Against this...

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 2, 2017
    Dec02

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 2, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Muslims Fleeing Ukraine Find Turkish Welcome
    Dec02

    Muslims Fleeing Ukraine Find Turkish Welcome

    Thousands of Meskhetian Turks have been resettled in Turkey, while their hopes of returning to their Georgian homeland still look dim. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian-Indian Defence Co-operation Reaches A Deadlock
    Dec02

    Russian-Indian Defence Co-operation Reaches A Deadlock

    Russia / World In the 2000s, Russia began to perceive India as a strategic partner for joint technical military projects. The reason behind Russia’s thinking is clear: India had become the main buyer of Russian arms. The first experience of a project in this area was the joint development of a supersonic cruise missile called BrahMos. Then...

    Russia vs. Council of Europe
    Dec02

    Russia vs. Council of Europe

    Critics led by Ukraine grind teeth as human rights watchdog’s chief says it should meet Moscow’s demands. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The coup d’etat in Luhansk
    Dec02

    The coup d’etat in Luhansk

    On 25 November, as a result of an armed coup, Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, was replaced by Leonid Pasechnik. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Hacker Admits Aiding Russian Agents in Yahoo Breach
    Dec02

    Hacker Admits Aiding Russian Agents in Yahoo Breach

    One of two FSB agents indicted by U.S. in same case may have been playing a double game. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Facing Russia’s Strategic Challenge: Security Developments from the Baltic to the Black Sea
    Dec02

    Facing Russia’s Strategic Challenge: Security Developments from the Baltic to the Black Sea

    The EU and NATO are facing an increasingly uncertain and complex situation on their eastern and south-eastern borders. In what the EU has traditionally conceived as its ‘shared neighbourhood’ with Russia and NATO its ‘eastern flank’, Moscow is exhibiting a growingly assertive military posture. The context of the Baltic and the Black...

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