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    Ukraine Crisis Update: April 9, 2015
    Apr10

    Ukraine Crisis Update: April 9, 2015

    Download the PDF Ukraine took steps to integrate the remaining independent Ukrainian paramilitary units in accordance with the February 12 Minsk ceasefire agreement, while avoiding an armed confrontation between regular and irregular forces. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Was France Preparing to Supply the Latest Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Systems to Georgia?
    Apr10

    Was France Preparing to Supply the Latest Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Systems to Georgia?

    Irakli Alasania, the former Georgian minister of defense (October 2012–November 2014), recently lifted the veil of secrecy over a mysterious document he signed during his visit to France in October 2014 (Newsday.ge, October 28, 2014). That memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was agreed to in Paris, had resulted in the most serious crisis in...

    Abuse of Chechens and Ingush in Russian Prisons Creates Legions of Enemies
    Apr10

    Abuse of Chechens and Ingush in Russian Prisons Creates Legions of Enemies

    Sixteen years have passed since the start of the second Russian-Chechen war, but Chechen and Ingush detainees from various parts of the Russian Federation continue to cry out for help. In accordance with Russian law, the convicts are often sent to the farthest corners of the country to serve their sentences, most often to Siberia and the Russian...

    Ukraine Defuses Pro-Russia Instigations in Odesa Province
    Apr10

    Ukraine Defuses Pro-Russia Instigations in Odesa Province

    President Petro Poroshenko recently instructed the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to “nip any separatist organizations in the bud […] so that Ukraine should not again have to pay a heavy price later on,” as is now the case in Donetsk-Luhansk (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, March 25). In the spirit of preventive action, Ukrainian law enforcement agencies...

    Russian Military and Paramilitary Forces Preparing to Suppress Internal Dissent
    Apr10

    Russian Military and Paramilitary Forces Preparing to Suppress Internal Dissent

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings are sky-high, and his aggressive anti-Western policies enjoy wide support. Over 50 percent agree “Russia is moving in the right direction,” despite its present economic doldrums (Interfax, February 26). Only 13 percent of Russians disapprove of Putin’s work record—not that a small...

    Poroshenko Goes Hunting for Oligarchs
    Apr09

    Poroshenko Goes Hunting for Oligarchs

    Ukraine won an important battle in the war against the oligarchs with the removal of Dnipropetrovsk Governor Ihor Kolomoyskyi last week. But Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian parliament are just getting started. On April 7 the government challenged billionaire Rinat Akhmetov’s grip on energy companies. Some...

    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?
    Apr09

    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?

    Despite an unceremonious end to the controversial South Stream mega-pipeline, Russia remains outspoken and determined in its effort to carve Ukraine entirely out of its European natural gas deliveries which accounted for 62 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Gazprom’s European-bound exports in 2014. Formally announced in 2007, South Stream had...

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants
    Apr09

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants

    Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance
    Apr09

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substanceFollowing a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke of a new “Spring” in the relations between the two countries and stressed Greece was a “sovereign state” and had the right to pursue a “multifaceted foreign...

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts
    Apr08

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts

    On April 4, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that a group of State Duma deputies are preparing to call on the country’s president and government to reform or even abolish the federal districts in the Russian Federation. Removing the federal districts from the Russian administrative map would save the government about $50...

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