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    Russia: “Speak out for Freedom” – show of solidarity against repression
    Oct02

    Russia: “Speak out for Freedom” – show of solidarity against repression

    Headline Title: Russia: “Speak out for Freedom” – show of solidarity against repression …read more Source: Amnesty...

    NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit
    Oct02

    NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit

    A key aspect of the NATO summit in Newport (Wales) was the reaction of the alliance to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine. However, apart from the decision to create a high-readiness force, and an action plan for Eastern Europe, heads of state and government did not focus enough on the long-term...

    The Ukrainian Lustration Act
    Oct02

    The Ukrainian Lustration Act

    2014-10-01Tadeusz A. OlszańskiOn 16 September the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine adopted a law to clean up the government, commonly referred to as the Lustration Act. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern...

    Last 23 years there was no reason to think that Ukraine would need a strong army
    Oct02

    Last 23 years there was no reason to think that Ukraine would need a strong army

    In the 23 years since Ukraine declared independence, the country’s defense budget dwindled. With each successive administration, the military was stripped further of funds and material. Armor and artillery was sold off or fell into disrepair, the Mashable website writes. “There was no reason to think that we would need to have a strong...

    The EU wants to resolve gas conflict with Russia at the expense of Ukrainian interests
    Oct02

    The EU wants to resolve gas conflict with Russia at the expense of Ukrainian interests

    In two weeks, the heating season should start in Ukraine, and the gas issue has not been resolved yet. One thing is clear – it will be warm in Ukrainian homes if the winter is warm. We should not hope for any assistance from the EU. After Gazprom began to limit gas supply to Europe, the Europeans flopped over to the Russian side in this gas...

    Are the Kremlin Hardliners Winning?
    Oct01

    Are the Kremlin Hardliners Winning?

    The Ukraine crisis has caused a shift in the balance of power within the Russian political elite. The so-called siloviki, or hardliners, are strongly in ascendance, but not completely triumphant. Donald N. Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, reflects on Russia’s current political landscape. …read more...

    Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk
    Oct01

    Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk

    Headline Title: Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk …read more Source: Amnesty...

    Attracting investment will reduce Ukraine’s energy dependence on Russia
    Sep30

    Attracting investment will reduce Ukraine’s energy dependence on Russia

    One of the objectives of Strategy 2020 presented by President Poroshenko is for Ukraine to reach the 30% limit for a share of one supplier in the total amount of procurement of any energy source. The 30% rate which Ukraine should aim at is brought in from the European practice. This was stated by Director of Energy Programmes of the Razumkov...

    Why China won’t condemn Russia over Crimea
    Sep29

    Why China won’t condemn Russia over Crimea

    Xi Jinping shares with Putin an ambition to recoup lost prestige and its rightful territory, which is why Beijing cannot bring itself to criticize Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, despite its longstanding admonitions about respecting state sovereignty. …read more Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy...

    If Russia starts the arms race, it may collapse as the USSR did
    Sep29

    If Russia starts the arms race, it may collapse as the USSR did

    The statement of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitriy Rogozin that until 2020, Russia would renew the weapons of strategic nuclear forces to 100% can lead to a collapse of the country, if the government does not provide a reasonable assessment of this programme. This opinion was expressed by Co-director of Foreign Relations and International...

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