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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Pussy Riot Members Detained for demanding that Russia #FreeSentsov
    Aug08

    Pussy Riot Members Detained for demanding that Russia #FreeSentsov

    Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are facing administrative prosecution for a totally peaceful protest calling for the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Russia arrested shortly after its invasion and annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia demands 8-year sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz
    Aug08

    Russia demands 8-year sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz

    The de facto prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded an 8-year sentence for Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz in a ‘trial’ that breaches even Russian law and which has openly targeted only Crimean Tatars. This has been recognized as a political trial from the outset, and Russia is clearly hoping to get Chiygoz convicted during...

    Crimea Marathon of Solidarity as Response to Mounting Repression
    Aug08

    Crimea Marathon of Solidarity as Response to Mounting Repression

    Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians have begun enthusiastically collecting ten rouble coins in the latest response to new methods of repression in Russian-occupied Crimea. The coins are a symbol of solidarity and a means of sharing the financial burden of the fines increasingly imposed for demonstrating support for political prisoners …read...

    Big Fines in Store for Romanian Anti-Vaxxers
    Aug08

    Big Fines in Store for Romanian Anti-Vaxxers

    Resistance to vaccination linked to continuing measles outbreak in Eastern Europe and beyond. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    One Way Russia Can Retaliate Against US Sanctions
    Aug07

    One Way Russia Can Retaliate Against US Sanctions

    Originally produced on July 31, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman, Xander Snyder and Ekaterina Zolotova The US Congress has passed new sanctions targeting Russia’s energy companies. Among the other notable aspects of the sanctions is that they take some authority away from the US president (who used to be able to implement...

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?
    Aug07

    Vice President Pence Would Fight Russia over Montenegro, Georgia, Kosovo: Where Is President Trump?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump promised a different kind of administration. But many of those around him remain dedicated to the status quo. Even after President Trump spoke for the forgotten Americans who were tired of subsidizing European states which refused to spend more on defense, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Eastern Europe...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 7, 2017
    Aug07

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 7, 2017

    News The EU introduced additional measures in response to the delivery of Siemens’ gas turbines to Crimea, which violated its existing sanctions. Prosecutors are seeking 12 years in prison for Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of the Samsung Group, on charges of giving bribes to former President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil. The...

    A neighbour discovered anew. The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary’s relations with Ukraine
    Aug07

    A neighbour discovered anew. The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary’s relations with Ukraine

    The Ukrainian-Russian war has prompted Bratislava, Prague and Budapest to take a new look at their eastern neighbourhood. Cooperation with Ukraine is gaining momentum, although relations with Russia are still the top priority for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Grave Concern for Crimean Tatar Political Prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev on Indefinite Hunger Strike
    Aug07

    Grave Concern for Crimean Tatar Political Prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev on Indefinite Hunger Strike

    Ruslan Zeytullaev is continuing the hunger strike he declared on July 27, the day that Russia’s Supreme Court increased his manifestly unjust sentence to 15 years. Zeytullaev’s moving words to the court made it clear that his action was not only in protest at the sentence, but in defence of his people, facing persecution …read...

    Ukraine helps Russia imprison an opposition activist for criticizing Putin
    Aug07

    Ukraine helps Russia imprison an opposition activist for criticizing Putin

    There are very many unanswered questions as to how Russian opposition activist Vladimir Yegorov came to be taken by Ukrainian officials to the border and told he had been refused asylum in Ukraine. The questions need answers since Yegorov has now been remanded in custody back in Russia, almost certainly for his criticism of Russian President...

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