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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia Crows Over Crimean Bridge Opening
    May16

    Russia Crows Over Crimean Bridge Opening

    Engineering feat will simplify life in Russian-controlled peninsula, but will also likely worsen relations with Kyiv. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Role in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War
    May16

    Russia’s Role in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War

    After a brief surge of sympathy for Georgia during the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, outsiders reached a general consensus of shared blame, exemplified by the EU fact-finding mission’s Tagliavini report. In retrospect, with an established pattern of Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, prize-winning journalist Yulia Latynina will revisit the...

    Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online (UPDATED)
    May16

    Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online (UPDATED)

    53 international and Russian human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Fighting Anti-Roma Hate, One Story at a Time
    May16

    Fighting Anti-Roma Hate, One Story at a Time

    One Ukraine community’s response to an anti-Roma group offers a heartening example to all those who are trying to fight bigotry with compassion, dialogue, and understanding. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Georgian MP Leads OSCE Mission in Ukraine
    May16

    Georgian MP Leads OSCE Mission in Ukraine

    A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly led by George Tsereteli, a Georgian MP (pictured above), has stressed the need for a UN peace-keeping mission to be deployed to Ukraine to help end the fighting in the eastern part of the country and to make full implementation of the Minsk Agreements possible. In meetings with...

    The Editor, on a landmark for The Conversation
    May16

    The Editor, on a landmark for The Conversation

    View from the London office, with a Conversation logo superimposed over some of our local flora. Khalil A. Cassimally, Author providedFive years ago, the first content commissioned by The Conversation in the UK went live. At the time, the project attracted some attention from other media. Most was pretty welcoming and positive. But not all of it...

    Russian military ‘overseers’ often issued the orders to torture hostages in Donbas
    May16

    Russian military ‘overseers’ often issued the orders to torture hostages in Donbas

    Two Ukrainian human rights groups have compiled an important report documenting crimes committed by militants of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR], as well as evidence of the deployment of Russian military personnel in Donbas during 2014 and 2015 …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean political prisoner on hunger strike subjected to new ‘trial’ & threats of reprisals for ‘free will’
    May16

    Crimean political prisoner on hunger strike subjected to new ‘trial’ & threats of reprisals for ‘free will’

    Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh was in ‘court’ again on 15 May, looking gaunt and tired after two months of hunger strike in protest at his first prison sentence on overtly falsified charges. Balukh has faced constant harassment under Russian occupation because pf his pro-Ukrainian position and the Ukrainian flag he refused to...

    The Politics of Police Reform
    May15

    The Politics of Police Reform

    According to a new book, destabilising episodes of violence and an experienced civil society sector are key parts of building consensus for police reform. From openDemocracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Was Skripal Still Spying?
    May15

    Was Skripal Still Spying?

    Czech official gets fired over statements on Novichok, as reports suggest Sergei Skripal briefed Western intelligence agencies on Russian spying activities. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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