Section: Analysis & Opinion

      NATO has not done enough to deter recent Russian aggression – former US National Security Advisor
      Jun14

      NATO has not done enough to deter recent Russian aggression – former US National Security Advisor

      On June 13, 2015, the US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley at the Atlantic Council’s Wroclaw Global Forum (Poland) talked about the ways how the United States and its European allies could help the Ukrainian people defend themselves from Russian aggression. Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous...

      Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg
      Jun04

      Russia has a particular responsibility because it backs the separatists – NATO Sec.Gen. Jens Stoltenberg

      NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Oslo, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, that Russia was delivering sophisticated weaponry to rebels in Eastern Ukraine, renewing long-standing accusations amid the worst upsurge in fighting in months between the Kyiv government’s forces and pro-Russian rebels. “We have precise...

      Moscow has problems because Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria – Neil Buckley, FT editor
      Jun03

      Moscow has problems because Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria – Neil Buckley, FT editor

      Eastern Europe Editor of the Financial Times, Neil Buckley, in his article wrote about problems that faced the Russian Federation after Ukraine blocked Russian contingent to Transnistria (Moldova). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) adopted the law on denunciation of five agreements between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on May...

      NATO will never recognize the annexation of Crimea – Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow
      May29

      NATO will never recognize the annexation of Crimea – Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow

      The Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow took a part in a video conference during the annual Kyiv Security Forum, discussed with government officials, representatives of international organizations and opinion formers current security issues related to the Black Sea region and Europe. Alexander Vershbow pointed that the Russian...

      Ukraine is not ready to join NATO – Jamie Shea
      May27

      Ukraine is not ready to join NATO – Jamie Shea

      On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, a discussion “Ukraine & NATO: A Partnership to keep Europe Whole and Free” was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. In the discussion took part Oleksiy Makeev (Head of the policy department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine), Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze (MP and Head of the Permanent delegation of...

      Putin is not scared of any economic sanctions, his main argument is a nuclear weapon – Marchuk
      May25

      Putin is not scared of any economic sanctions, his main argument is a nuclear weapon – Marchuk

      “Marchuk: Everybody has forgotten, USSR army missile rockets situated in  Ukraine were pointed towards the USA. It was 1,500 nuclear warheads,  containing 30 Hiroshimas in each.” In an interview with “Gordon”, ex-chief SSU and Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian army general spoke about why the West is wary of transferring defense arms to...

      Journalism, as part of the information war
      May24

      Journalism, as part of the information war

      Words can hurt, kill or cure. In the war that is going on now in Ukraine information battles take the leading place. Shots and explosions, reports and comments have become an instruments of hybrid war in the Donbas. The reporter at war – is the fighter too, word is his main weapon. I must say, that not only Ukrainian army, but also...

      Ukraine’s debt should be reduced – economist Lawrence H. Summers
      May21

      Ukraine’s debt should be reduced – economist Lawrence H. Summers

      Lawrence H. Summers, one of America’s leading economists, university professor at Harvard and a former US Treasury secretary, states in his interview to the Financial Times that reform-minded Ukraine merits debt reduction Video: Reform-minded Ukraine merits debt reduction http://t.co/NVW0Af4RYU — FT Video (@ftvideo) 18 Травень 2015  ...

      Internet as a threat to the Kremlin’s propaganda
      May12

      Internet as a threat to the Kremlin’s propaganda

      Russian television today has almost monopolized the influence on formation of the social and political agenda in the Russian Federation, – such conclusion was made ​​by the Levada Center – respected organization conducting regular sociological research in Russia. It is noteworthy that this opinion was stated not by Western sources not...

      The situation in Ukraine is fragile and volatile – NATO’s Gen. Philip Breedlove
      Apr30

      The situation in Ukraine is fragile and volatile – NATO’s Gen. Philip Breedlove

      NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, and commander of U.S. European Command, Gen. Philip Breedlove talked to the Senate Armed Services Committee and briefed the press in the Pentagon Briefing Room on Thursday, April 30, 2015 Gen @PMBreedlove's #SASC testimony is over. Read his complete #EUCOM2015 posture statement at http://t.co/oSsdj41TVZ....