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      National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials
      Sep05

      National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials

      National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said. WP: National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions...

      Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin
      Sep05

      Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin

      Today 58 percent of Russians would still like to see a return of the Soviet order, and some 40 percent see Stalin favorably. Russians between the ages of 18 and 24 approve of Putin at a higher rate than any other age group: 88 percent. More than any other generation, they are proud of their […] …read more Source:: The American Center for a...

      Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin
      Feb13

      Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

      Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, but by the end of his term in office Russia had annexed Crimea, stirred up conflict elsewhere in Ukraine and filled the power vacuum that Mr Obama had left in Syria. Donald Trump appears to want to go much further and forge an entirely new strategic alignment […] …read more Source:...

      Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?
      Feb13

      Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?

      Most importantly, Ukraine has moved closer to western values and the western way of life. For the first time in 25 years, western-educated professionals are in government. While not yet at critical mass, such reformers along with civil society are key drivers of Ukraine’s transformation. FT: Why are Ukraine’s borders not secure?...

      The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions on Russia
      Jan06

      The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions on Russia

      With the penalties due to expire on Jan. 31, EU governments are likely to prolong the measures for another six months because the main condition set for lifting them — full respect of a pact aimed at ending the Ukrainian war — has yet to be met. Bloomberg: The EU Is Thinking About Pre-Trump Sanctions […] …read more Source: The American...

      The Two Putin Problem
      Nov29

      The Two Putin Problem

      Putin’s international exploits — especially the seizure of Crimea in 2014 — have brought him near-absolute political dominance at home. He has fashioned new tools (from cyberhacking to a lavishly funded propaganda machine) for meddling in other countries’ affairs. He mocks Western governments as weak and hypocritical, and seems to...

      Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall
      Nov29

      Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up Protests That Led to His Fall

      Viktor F. Yanukovych: “My main mistake was that I was not resolute enough to sign an order,” Mr. Yanukovych told dozens of journalists at a news conference. “But even today, I would not sign this order because Ukraine was divided then and that would unleash a civil war.” NYT: Ukraine’s Ex-Leader Regrets Not Breaking Up […] …read more...

      No more pretending
      Nov11

      No more pretending

      The resignation of Odesa Oblast Governor Mikheil Saakashvili on Nov. 7 is the latest reason to dispel the illusion that President Petro Poroshenko is a reformer. KP: No more pretending …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

      THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS
      Nov11

      THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UKRAINIAN REFORMS

      Although Ukraine still has a long way on its path of reforms, there are already important accomplishments which should be noted. During 2014-2016 period, the number of the Armed Forces in Ukraine doubled and reached 250,000 soldiers. The weaponry was also significantly upgraded in order to restrain Russian invasion. RPR: THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS...

      In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks
      Nov11

      In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks

      Some politicians seem to have approached the declaration as a sort of amnesty, revealing everything they have earned from decades of crooked dealings, in an effort to come clean. The financial statements indicate an apparent lack of trust in the country’s financial institutions on the part of the leaders who run them. NYT: In Ukraine, […]...

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