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Predictions and Program for Ukraine for the Next 30 Months

Oct 29th, 2014 | By

I do not consider the times of changes a curse as an ancient Chinese proverb says. These times provide a chance to unheard advances of human talent and of the countries these humans create. We have the chance to build the new country, friendly for its inhabitants, interesting for the world, open for friends and safeguarded against enemies. I know Ukraine will make a great use of this chance; the open question is when exactly? The systemic transformations should be implemented quickly; otherwise, reforms could take decades.

Wake Up, Europe by George Soros

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

And Europeans themselves need to take a close look at the new Ukraine. That could help them recapture the original spirit that led to the creation of the European Union. The European Union would save itself by saving Ukraine.

Sanctions and Weapons

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

The recent Milan Summit with Ukraine, Russia and the European Union underscores once again why simple diplomacy may not be the solution to the current Ukraine-Russia crisis. That was strikingly evident from remarks made by Russian President Putin questioning arrogantly the sovereignty of Ukraine so that even Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel felt compelled to reprimand the Russian President reminding him of the Budapest Agreement of 1994. She could have mentioned many more agreements and treaties to which Russia or its predecessor the USSR was a signatory. A signature on a legally binding document means nothing to Putin or Russia.

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: Don’t believe the Putin lie, Canada

Oct 5th, 2014 | By

Let’s not allow a little man who rules without the oversight of a political opposition or independent media to fool us. He is a one-man horror show and as far-fetched as it may seem, Canadians beware: there are Russian-speakers in Canada whom Putin may wish to “liberate.” Or, there’s the Canadian Arctic he may wish to annex.

The de Villiers’, the French Chief of Staff and the Mistral Deal

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

Philippe de Villiers, the French far-right politician, made headlines when he met with Vladimir Putin at Kremlin on 14 August. Is it just a coincidence that Philippe’s brother, Pierre de Villiers, is Chief of Staff of the French Army, or is the Russian regime up to its old tricks corrupting top western decision makers? Whichever is true, the fact is that France remains attached to its policy of arming Russia, recently with two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, while denying support to the Ukraine.

Why Do They Hate Us?

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

We understood that people like this guy simply refuse to admit that Ukraine is NOT Russia and that Ukraine is a direct descendant of the Kyivan Rus’, while what is now called “Russia” is something that formed much later, during the times when the Mongolian “Golden Horde” ruled over the so-called Zaleshans’ki Zemli, i.e. the lands that were way northeast of Rus’. Overall, with some exceptions, Russians tend to be sympathetic to Ukrainians ONLY if Ukrainians agree that they are “also Russians.”

Kharkiv civic groups call for a nationwide movement to support NATO membership for Ukraine

Aug 21st, 2014 | By

We offer to hold the first ” Maidan for NATO ” civic movement Forum in Kharkiv on September 20, 2014. We are also ready to organize the event.

Comments on anti-corruption effort in Ukraine

Jul 28th, 2014 | By

The corrupt political elite will resist the changes that take away opportunities for corruption but will welcome new legislation that allows for (selective) prosecution of corrupt officials in order to extract favor, revenues, and strengthen their power in other ways. Thus, there is the danger that the anti-corruption effort will fail to be systemic and will be hijacked by reactionaries.

Protest – London 21 July 2014, Whitehall – Stop Russian Terrorism

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Passers by and members of the public were reminded that the murderous Russian terrorists financed and supported by President Putin were responsible for the MH17 tragedy and that it was his missile that was shot down an innocent civilian plane.

Encyclopedistics Online. A look at WWI from XXI century

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

There were infernal carnivals in the capitals of those contries, the patriotic demonstrations under the slogans “Kill the Germans,” “Kill the Frenchman,” “Kill the Russians!” etc.