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

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
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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.”


Diplomatic solution – reality or dream?

Sep 1st, 2014 | By

There are currently lots of speculations about negotiations and possible diplomatic solution to military conflict in Donbas. I am however very skeptical about the success. Of course I am not diplomat, so hereafter is purely my personal opinion.


How to Beat Down a Bully

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

There’s only one way to stop Putin’s ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention — hit back even harder. By Jefferey A. Stacey, John Herbst August 16, 2014 The international community is at long last beginning to take a strong stand against Moscow’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. There is solid evidence indicating not only that Malaysia…


Thoughts from Kyiv – 14.08.2014

Aug 15th, 2014 | By

Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. “Putin has monkeys in his head!” “No he doesn’t – they’re mushrooms!” This…


Thoughts on Putin – 15 July 2014

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

I’ve spent the past week in Canada visiting my elderly parents. Other than having to deal with jet lag, I’ve also experienced a degree of culture shock: for the average Canadian, the situation in Ukraine is very distant indeed. For Ukrainian-Canadians who I would classify as intellectuals, the ongoing war in the Donbas is more…


The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) is lying about the affiliation of the Crimean activists with the organization “Right Sector” and terrorist groups.

Jun 5th, 2014 | By
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The Crimean civil society activists arrested by FSB in May 2014 were engaged in peaceful public activity and are not involved with the organization “Right Sector”. The Committee on Aid to the Crimean Political Prisoners made a statement that the accusations of FSB against Crimean activists are absurd and affront to common sense. They also consider that “the real reason for their arrest is Russia’s reaction to their participation in the campaigns against the annexation of Crimea as well as the wish to intimidate all Crimean residents who don’t support separatists having seized the power on the peninsula”.


4 June 2014 from 18:00: Ukrainians in London demonstrated outside the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

On Wednesday, Ukrainians living in London demonstrated outside the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, demanding the RBCC stops doing business with Putin’s criminal regime and demand the introduction of “Iran style” sanctions against Russia.


Ukrainians in London protested against France supporting Russia

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Sunday, 1 June 2014 from 2.00 pm: Ukrainians in London protested against the government deal that will see France supply Russia with two Mistral warships, and President Hollande’s invitation to his counterpart President Putin to attend the D-Day commemorations


Protesters disrupt LSO Gergiev concert on Trafalgar Square

May 12th, 2014 | By

Waving Ukrainian flags and holding a huge banner ‘Gergiev Supports War in Ukraine’, they booed Gergiev as he walked on stage to conduct Prokofiev with the London Symphony Orchestra. They then pointed at Gergiev and chanted “Shame on you”.