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  • No peace without truth: An honest response to Russian aggression in Ukraine

    03.12.2019

    No peace without truth: An honest response to Russian aggression in Ukraine
    In his statement at President Trump’s impeachment investigation, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor said: “If Ukraine succeeds in breaking free of Russian influence, it is possible for Europe to be whole, free, democratic, and at peace. In contrast, if Russia dominates Ukraine, Russia will again become an empire, oppressing its people, and threatening its neighbours and the rest of the world,” write Ariana Gic, Hanna Hopko, and Roman Sohn for The University of Turku. Despite recognition of Ukraine’s geopolitical importance, ...
  • At this point, only Russia can be a global threat to peace

    02.12.2019

    At this point, only Russia can be a global threat to peace
    Macron said that the main opponent of NATO is not Russia or China, but international terrorism. Here in Germany, I often hear that the main threat to democracy is not the Kremlin, but the authoritarian regime in China, writes Igor Eidman, Russian sociologist who lives in Berlin. Of course, the Chinese partocratic regime is disgusting. And what he does to the Uighurs is a crime against humanity. But China is a historically self-sufficient, non-expansionist country. For centuries, it was subjected to ...
  • Supporting Ukraine is cheapest strategy to stymie accelerating Russian aggression

    27.11.2019

    Supporting Ukraine is cheapest strategy to stymie accelerating Russian aggression
    As one of America’s most reliable allies in our war on terror and in our peacekeeping missions for the last 27 years, Ukraine is far more than 45,000 pairs of boots, writes Victor Rud for defencereport.com Ukraine’s independence is a sine qua non for not just American, but global, security and stability. Supporting Ukraine is the safest, most effective and cheapest strategy to stymie accelerating Russian aggression, including its contemptuous subversion of America. Ukraine is the largest country in Europe, larger than England, ...
  • Russia’s Black Sea Dominance Strategy

    23.11.2019

    Russia’s Black Sea Dominance Strategy
    On November 14, during the Third International Conference for Maritime Security, in Odesa, Ukrainian Navy commander Admiral Ihor Voronchenko said that a Russian Tu-22M3 (Backfire) had been observed simulating the launch of a missile strike on this coastal city (Dumskaya, November 14), writes Yuri Lapaiev for jamestown.org. Voronchenko added that Russian bombers had made several similar attempts during exercises on July 10, conducting a virtual airstrike 60 kilometers from Odesa. The Ukrainian naval chief also stressed that the Russian Federation has ...
  • Kremlin Turns the Orthodox World into a Battlefield

    29.10.2019

    Kremlin Turns the Orthodox World into a Battlefield
    Religion is a major topic for the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. Europe has lost its Christian roots. Jews aim at exterminating all non-Jews. NATO is destroying the Orthodox Church. The West is accused of employing religion as a weapon, writes euvsdisinfo.eu. Moscow-based South Front is generally publishing content on military issues, but among maps of Syria and praises of Russian air-defence system, one finds numerous articles, fiercely attacking the the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, Ukraine has had three different orthodox congregations. One of ...
  • Russia is desperately seeking recognition for its Crimea annexation

    29.10.2019

    Russia is desperately seeking recognition for its Crimea annexation
    Crimea is Ukraine. However, the Kremlin and its propaganda machinery will go many extra miles to seek out support of the inaccurate claim that Crimea’s status changed as a result of Russia’s invasion and illegal annexation in 2014, writes euvsdisinfo.eu. This craving for recognition forces pro-Kremlin media to produce a monotonous and ritualised flow of variations over a well-known theme: someone somewhere said something that confirms Russia’s official slogan, “Crimea is ours” . Macron is “aware” Earlier this month, a number pro-Kremlin media ...
  • Ukraine Peace Talks Get Help From Putin. Crazy, right?

    26.10.2019

    Ukraine Peace Talks Get Help From Putin. Crazy, right?
    Russia is letting Zelensky lay out “red lines” to convince voters he can compromise without capitulating, writes Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg from Moscow. No, he is not actually living in Moscow right now, he was just born there, ok born and educated, ok born and educated and started his career. Don’t bother. So, yes, let’s talk about his piece about Ukraine. According to Bershidsky, Russia is trying to ...
  • “Steinnmeier Formula” is far from enough for Kremlin

    20.10.2019

    "Steinnmeier Formula" is far from enough for Kremlin
    On October 1, in the Minsk Contact Group, Ukraine agreed with the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) to incorporate the “Steinmeier Formula” into Ukraine’s legislation. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy directed his envoy, former president Leonid Kuchma, to co-sign the letters of acceptance along with the DPR’s and LPR’s envoys, themselves accredited to the Contact Group by the “presidents” and “parliaments” of those two “people’s republics,” writes Vladimir Socor for jamestown.org. Steinmeier’s Formula [originally proposed by then–German foreign minister ...
  • Thousands march in Kyiv, Guardian reports whatever, AP spreads Russian propaganda

    18.10.2019

    Thousands march in Kyiv, Guardian reports whatever, AP spreads Russian propaganda
    “Thousands march in Kyiv to oppose east Ukraine peace plan,” this could have been the title of the article in the Guardian about the protest in Ukraine’s capital to oppose capitulation to Putin’s wish-list and it still would be inaccurate. But it wasn’t, at least not at first, just enough time to spread this Russian narrative all over the world. But the AP and, notoriously famous for covering Ukraine according to Russian propaganda narrative, Yuras Karmanau went even further, but ...
  • Russia intends to use OSCE for elections in Donbas

    15.10.2019

    Russia intends to use OSCE for elections in Donbas
    Kyiv has co-signed with Russia and the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) a commitment to: a) accept the holding of “local elections” in that Russian-controlled territory of Ukraine and b) accept the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) monitoring and assessment of the democratic validity of such “elections,” writes Vladimir Socor for jamestown.org.  Under those documents, signed on October 1, the OSCE’s validation of those “elections” would qualify the Donetsk-Luhansk territory for a permanent “special status,” as originally prescribed by the Russia-dictated Minsk armistice (see EDM, September ...

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