Section: Analysis & Opinion

      SurkovLeaks 2: Secret Minsk agreements
      Nov03

      SurkovLeaks 2: Secret Minsk agreements

      The pullback of Russian-made heavy flamethrower systems, the so-called Buratino (”Pinocchio”), from the contact line in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, was discussed during Trilateral Contact Group talks in Minsk in January 2015, yet, there is no mention of this type of military hardware in open sources featuring the Minsk agreements concluded on...

      Ukraine hacktivists exact ”digital revenge” on aggressor state Russia
      Nov02

      Ukraine hacktivists exact ”digital revenge” on aggressor state Russia

      RFE/RL has interviewed a Ukrainian hacker, known as RUH8, who is part of a ”hacktivist” collective that includes other hacker groups, such as CyberHunta, Falcons Flame, and Trinity. When working together, these groups call themselves the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance. Their declared enemy is the Kremlin, and their avowed mission is to expose its...

      Cold War may become reality as tensions between Russia and the West – Analyst
      Oct31

      Cold War may become reality as tensions between Russia and the West – Analyst

      Ukrainian political expert Oleh Belokolos has shared with Ukraine Today his view on NATO`s response to the Russian aggressive policy and Kremlin`s role of a world security violator. The analyst believes the current tensions between the West and Russia and, though not on the same scale as they were in 1970-80s, as well as the overall security...

      GRU (Russian military intelligence), were in contact with the MNA, a Hungarian neo-nazi organization
      Oct31

      GRU (Russian military intelligence), were in contact with the MNA, a Hungarian neo-nazi organization

      Members of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU (Main Intelligence Agency) were in contact with the MNA (”Magyar Nemzeti Arcvonal”, Hungarian National Front), a neo-nazi organization, index.hu reported. According to the sources, even Russian diplomats have participated in the airsoft drills organized by the gang of Gyorkos, of which...

      The appeal of the scientists and intellectuals concerning the resolution of the Polish Parliament about “genocide” in Western Ukraine
      Oct27

      The appeal of the scientists and intellectuals concerning the resolution of the Polish Parliament about “genocide” in Western Ukraine

      This text is written after the Polish Sejm adopted the resolution at the end of July 2016 but considering tense situation about the historical memory between Ukraine and Poland the article is still actual. Sejm of Poland on 22 July with impressive majority of the votes adopted a resolution «On commemoration of the victims of the genocide...

      Atlantic Council`s Digital Forensic Research Lab on SurkovLeaks: `Emails are authentic`
      Oct26

      Atlantic Council`s Digital Forensic Research Lab on SurkovLeaks: `Emails are authentic`

      The Atlantic Council`s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has concluded that emails reportedly linked to the Kremlin`s ”grey cardinal” Vladislav Surkov, which were ”dumped” by a Ukrainian hacker group on Tuesday, October 25, are authentic. ”After the release of the emails, and a previous publication of a PDF file and screenshots of the inbox,...

      Ukrainian anti-corruption reform faces threats
      Oct25

      Ukrainian anti-corruption reform faces threats

      An IMF-backed reform forcing Ukrainian politicians and officials to declare their assets online is facing what some lawmakers and anti-corruption activists say are persistent attempts to sabotage it, according to Reuters. ”There is an attempt to discredit the system in order to destroy it technically, physically,” said Viktor Chumak, an...

      Only KGB generals stand between Putin and absolute power – Atlantic Council
      Oct21

      Only KGB generals stand between Putin and absolute power – Atlantic Council

      Russia`s President Vladimir Putin rules supreme. On September 18, his United Russia party won its largest-ever majority — enough to change the constitution — in the parliamentary elections. He seems to be running circles around the West in both Ukraine and Syria. Yet, Russia`s stability must not be overestimated. Last year, retail sales fell by...

      That boom you hear is Ukraine`s agriculture
      Oct14

      That boom you hear is Ukraine`s agriculture

      With the conflict frozen, money is flowing to modernize farms, Bloomberg writes. Companies are betting that global appetites will increasingly rely on Black Sea soil even as obstacles to growth remain, according to Bloomberg. ”Ukraine is a big answer to the question of how you feed the world,” says Steve Pifer, a former U.S. ambassador there...

      Russia has `playbook` for covert influence in Eastern Europe
      Oct13

      Russia has `playbook` for covert influence in Eastern Europe

      Russia has mounted a campaign of covert economic and political measures to manipulate five countries in central and eastern Europe, discredit the West`s liberal democratic model, and undermine trans-Atlantic ties, a report by a private U.S. research group said, according to Reuters. ”In certain countries, Russian influence has become so pervasive...