In Depth

Tornado MLRS: How Putin legally admitted Russia is waging war in Ukraine, and a bit of other legal stuff around the Minsk agreements explained.

Feb 14th, 2015 | By
Tornado-S

What is ‘Trilateral contact group’? It is a euphemism that allows ‘leaders’ of Russian terrorist organizations ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ to be included in negotiations with Ukraine. ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ officially claim responsibility for the war with Ukraine, working as cover for the full scale Russian military invasion. Ukraine officially does not have any top-level contacts with ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ and does recognize them as terrorist organizations. Official authorization of ex-president Leonid Kuchma to represent Ukraine in the peace talks has no mention of ‘LNR’ and ‘DNR’, for instance.


On the “Wrong” and “Right” Ukrainians

Jan 16th, 2015 | By

It seems that Vladimir Putin and his associates fell victims to their own propaganda. A simple fact that many members of the Ukrainian government, as well as the volunteers fighting the terrorists in Donbas, still speak Russian as their primary language is carefully omitted in Russian/pro-Russian media.


Ukrainian Cat Army. Why the Ukrainian Military Will Put Up Monuments to Cats

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

A cat is fighting – this is not a metaphor. The cats are working as psychologists  (or a “walking happiness” as per words of one of the  battalion commanders). The cats are hunting mice and rats that are found in hundreds  at the military steppes posts.


Ukrainian pride

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
bridge1

So what exactly makes west Ukrainians so hostile toward Russians?  The experience of relatively benign rule of Austria-Hungary before first world war is imprinted in their collective memory.  Russians are incapable to comprehend of that simple fact.  Their inability of self-reflection forces them to find the source of their problems in others, Ukrainians, Germans, Americans, never in themselves.


Putin’s New Nostalgia

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder November 10, 2014 As Russian military convoys continue the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has chosen to rehabilitate the alliance between Hitler and Stalin that began World War II. Speaking before an audience of Russian historians at the Museum of Modern Russian History, Putin said: “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression agreement…


The Ukrainian Situation: An Interview with Dr. Lada Roslycky

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Lada L. Roslycky LL.M. Ph.D. is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience working in Euro-Atlantic integration, democracy building and international security. Her special interests include international networking, international law, the international criminal court, strategic planning, media, intelligence analysis, security studies, electoral systems and international human rights. Situation in Eastern Ukraine Ian Litschko:…


The Role of Moral Default in Political Nation Forming Process in Ukraine (end of 2013 – beginning of 2014 years)

Nov 9th, 2014 | By

The article deals with political and ethical aspects of revolutionary events of the years 2013-2014 in Ukraine from the perspective of defining the role of moral default in political nation forming process started in the country. The author puts the main emphasis at the necessity and urgency of saving the moral social capital of Revolution, which is going to become the source of the future moral “recovering” of society, human rights protection and democratic development.


Predictions and Program for Ukraine for the Next 30 Months

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
ipp

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.