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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?
    Nov03

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?

    The strategic joint military exercise Zapad-2017 took place from September 14-20 at several training grounds in Russia and Belarus. According to official statements, the total number of troops participating in this military drill was 13,000. However, the real figures could well have been significantly higher. The official scenario of Zapad-2017...

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’
    Nov03

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’

    In a further sign of strained relations between Warsaw and Kyiv, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Thursday (2 November) that procedures to bar people “with extreme anti-Polish attitudes” from entering the country are being launched, drawing an angry reply from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine
    Nov03

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine

    Successful politics is about getting things done. By that standard, October was a successful month. Not only did the government pass sweeping healthcare reform, pension reform, and judiciary reform, it also staved off populist protests. In short, pragmatism prevailed over populism. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan
    Nov03

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan

    It was because of Zhanara Akhmet’s criticism of the Kazakhstani regime that she faced prosecution in her own country and sought asylum in Ukraine, together with her small child. That alone should have precluded her initial detention, but did not, and now a second court has rejected the application from an MP and prominent human rights...

    Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas
    Nov03

    Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas

    One Russian has been jailed for over three years, and another, extradited from Tajikistan, is about to be put on trial in Russia for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of Ukraine. The FSB and Russian courts treat anybody supporting Ukraine as a ‘mercenary’, while notorious mercenary Arseny Pavlov [‘Motorola’] and other...

    Hazing, Suicides and Unreported Deaths in the Russian Army
    Nov03

    Hazing, Suicides and Unreported Deaths in the Russian Army

    Security This October, Russia launched another round of military conscription. Despite upbeat official rhetoric, the news media have recently published a number of alarming stories about soldiers committing suicide. Although the situation has been gradually improving, this brings to light a problem that has afflicted Russia’s armed forces...

    Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”
    Nov03

    Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”

    We cannot know how many Ukrainians the FSB have abducted and tortured in Russian-occupied Crimea to extract ‘confessions’ to non-existent crimes, however Renat Paralamov hopes that his refusal to remain silent can help prevent the number becoming even higher. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Futile Effort, New Maidan, or Neither? October Protests in Kyiv
    Nov02

    Futile Effort, New Maidan, or Neither? October Protests in Kyiv

    A new political season has opened. This fact was made abundantly clear to Kyiv residents on October 18, as the police patrol had increased its presence downtown. The reason? Mass protests that started a day earlier near the Ukrainian parliament building. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Ukraine’s Financial Future: Between Default and Prosperity
    Nov02

    Ukraine’s Financial Future: Between Default and Prosperity

    In the next five years, Ukraine’s aggregate payments for external liabilities will amount to more than $40 billion. However, the net reserves of the National Bank of Ukraine stand at $5 billion. On the basis of such a ratio, the risk of Ukraine defaulting on its debt is high. Can Ukraine overcome this risk? My response to the above question...

    Why Energy Reform in Ukraine Matters for European Regional Security
    Nov02

    Why Energy Reform in Ukraine Matters for European Regional Security

    Russia is developing new ways of delivering gas to EU. These new pipelines will decrease the importance of the Ukrainian route, resulting in a long list of losses for the country. Ukraine’s government wants to retain the country’s status as a gas transit country. However, Russia’s cooperation will be needed to continue to move...

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