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  • >53% of Respondents Think That Ukraine Should Make No Concessions to Putin

    29.10.2018

    >53% of Respondents Think That Ukraine Should Make No Concessions to Putin
    A total of 53.3% of respondents say they think the Ukrainian government should make no concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin in restoring peace in Donbas. Such findings are highlighted in a September survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology at the request of NGO Detector Media. In addition, 56% of those polled said they were not ready to make sacrifices for the sake of establishing peace and to give up territories or part of the independence of Ukraine. The ...
  • Is Croatian Peacekeeping Model Best for Donbas?

    24.10.2018

    Is Croatian Peacekeeping Model Best for Donbas?
    Advisor to Ukraine’s minister for temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, ex-Ambassador to Croatia Oleksandr Levchenko says a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas should be deployed according to the “Croatian model.” “The ministry for temporarily occupied territories has once again analyzed the use of peacekeeping missions around the world. Having studied dozens of cases, we have come to the conclusion that the Croatian model would be the best for us from among all those that we have seen. Scenarios of ...
  • The Times: British MPs on Russian Payroll

    24.10.2018

    The Times: British MPs on Russian Payroll
    British MPs have demanded that peers give up financial interests linked to Russia amid concerns over Moscow’s escalating aggression. An overhaul of the Lords code of conduct to tighten the rules around transparency and links to foreign nations has also been proposed by MPs and campaigners for transparency. Their calls come after an investigation by The Times into peers with interests linked to Russia, and during the fallout from a nerve agent attack by Russian spies in Salisbury in March. In 2017 The Guardian wrote that ...
  • Patriarch Bartholomew: Russia Is Paying Big Money for Articles and Black Propaganda

    23.10.2018

    Patriarch Bartholomew: Russia Is Paying Big Money for Articles and Black Propaganda
    ORTHODOXIA.INFO | Andreas Loudaros Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew yesterday sent a clear message to Russia vis-à-vis the Ukraine issue, stating that Constantinople has no intention whatsoever of giving in to pressure. While addressing an audience at an event in Istanbul celebrating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Feriköy Greek community, His All-Holiness made it clear that the prerogatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate are rooted in the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils and legally binding for all within Orthodoxy. “Whether our Russian brothers ...
  • Chornobyl Goes Solar

    05.10.2018

    Chornobyl Goes Solar
    Ukraine unveiled its first solar plant in Chornobyl. Just meters away from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where visitors are accompanied by guides carrying radiation meters, 3,800 panels produce energy to power 2,000 apartments. “It’s not just another solar power plant,” Evhen Variagin, the chief executive of Solar Chernobyl LLC, told reporters. “It’s really hard to underestimate the ...
  • The Kremlin-driven Propaganda Network Has Been Exposed in Eastern Europe

    02.09.2018

    The Kremlin-driven Propaganda Network Has Been Exposed in Eastern Europe
    The Russian government discreetly funded a group of seemingly independent news websites in Eastern Europe to pump out stories dictated to them by the Kremlin, reported BuzzFeed News. The scheme has only come to light through Skype chats and documents obtained by BuzzFeed News, Estonian newspaper Postimees, and investigative journalism outlet Re:Baltica via freedom of information laws, as part of a criminal probe into the individual who was Moscow’s man on the ground in Estonia. Russian state media created secret companies (SPN ...