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Ukrainian civil society people are trying to warn against ignoring far-right groups

Ukrainian civil society people are trying to warn against ignoring far-right groups

Ukrainian Marker group has released their thematic report on far-right violence in Ukraine in 2020. The report “Far-Right Confrontation and Violence” tells of the increase in street violence by far-right groups affiliated with the Ukrainian power structures. Marker is a website created by the Far-Right Violence Monitoring Group established in ... Read More
Case Serhiy Sternenko

Case Serhiy Sternenko

On February 23 Ukrainian activist Serhiy Sternenko got 7,3-year-long prison sentence. The Odessa Primorsky district court also ruled confisction of 50% of his property as an additional penalty. Who and what is Serhiy Sternenko? Serhiy Sternenko is a far-right Ukrainian politician who is often referred to as an active participant ... Read More
Milan Appeals Court Rules Ukraine as the only guilty party for deaths of Andrea Rocchelli and Andrey Mironov

Milan Appeals Court Rules Ukraine as the only guilty party for deaths of Andrea Rocchelli and Andrey Mironov

On January 21 the Court of Justice of Milan released the full text of the ruling inherent to the verdict of acquittal of Vitaly Markiv who was released on November 3, 2020. The document is a confirmation that the prosecutor of Pavia and the first-instance court made no mistakes in ... Read More
Who would pay the price for underestimation of the danger of Ukrainian far-right

Who would pay the price for underestimation of the danger of Ukrainian far-right

The first month of 2021 has brought various reports indicating the continuation of the long-term trend of radical far-right nationalists of Ukraine trying to expand their sphere of influence, not only in Ukraine but also abroad. On January 10 Azov regiment issued an official statement in retaliation to the recent ... Read More
Purges in Donetsk

Purges in Donetsk

The seventh year of war hostilities in Donbass is even more complicated due to the COVID-19 crisis, and so it is even more difficult to obtain information from the non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.   To get the information necessary for the analysis, we have to rely ... Read More
International experts warn on the growing danger of Ukraine’s far-right circles

International experts warn on the growing danger of Ukraine’s far-right circles

Reports keep pouring in that the extreme far-right/neo-Nazi ideology is appeased by the political and media circles of Ukrainian society despite all attempts to warn about their danger by reliable research groups.   On January 1, 2021 there were rallies and marches held in memory of Stepan Bandera, an ideologist ... Read More
Any future for Minsk Agreements?

Any future for Minsk Agreements?

Ukraine has launched a new round of lobbying for a new plan concerning the implementation of Minsk Agreements. It is presented in two interviews with the leaders of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG (the Trileteral Contact Group) – Leonid Kravchuk and Oleksiy Reznikov. The practical steps proposed by the ... Read More
Civilians are even more vulnerable due to Covid and ceasefire violations

Civilians are even more vulnerable due to Covid and ceasefire violations

Numerous reports are coming in regarding a sharp increase in ceasefire violations along the contact line in Donbass. The civilian infrastructure regularly becomes the epicenter of violations. Since the decision to strengthen the ceasefire was taken on July 22, 2020, the OSCE SMM still registers violations amounting to 4 digit ... Read More

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