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Ceasefire in Donbass

Ceasefire in Donbass

Ukrainian media reports on the growth in open disputes between President Zelensky and representatives of the former government of Petro Poroshenko. Thus, on the Independence Day, August 24th, there was an exchange of remarks between Volodymir Zelensky and Olexandr Turchinov, the former Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council ... Read More
Local elections and far-right attacks

Local elections and far-right attacks

The situation at the contact line in Donbass has been relatively calm since the ceasefire was agreed on July 22, and inside Ukraine many worrying developments related to the attacks by far-right organisations have been reported. It has become especially aggravated with the approaching local elections in Ukraine. The Central ... Read More
Arsen Avakov and the usage of uncontrolled arms

Arsen Avakov and the usage of uncontrolled arms

The demand that the Interior Minister of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, has to go, is becoming louder. Kyiv Post in their editorial, for instance, claims that Avakov remains interior minister for six years for no objective reason. However, Arsen Avakov, refuses to take responsibility for any of the accidents in which ... Read More
Rainer Höss: Statues for victims, not murderers

Rainer Höss: Statues for victims, not murderers

In the spring of 1947, the Warsaw Military Court sentenced Rudolf Höss to be executed. Höss got hanged in the yard of the Auschwitz concentration camp, near former compound, where he had lived with his wife and five children. Rainer Höss is his grandson and the opposite of grandfather. He ... Read More
Chernobyl Forests on fire

Chernobyl Forests on fire

The wildfires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone started on April 4 and emergency workers were desperately trying to put them out for weeks. The fire destroyed at least 12 villages, which were evacuated after the disaster of 1986, and forested area of approximately 2000 hectares. The fire stopped thanks to ... Read More
Illegal Arms

Illegal Arms

Traditional and usual arms thefts in the context of conflicts happen in Ukraine, too. Finnish Peace Committee has accumulated some reports on disclosure of arms caches by Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies. The Ukrainian online portal Donbas News writes about the report of the police department of the Donetsk region (in the ... Read More
An interview with Serhiy Sivokho

An interview with Serhiy Sivokho

Serhiy Sivokho has acted as the adviser to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the reintegration and restoration of Donbass since October 2019 but was dismissed on March 30, 2020. He commented on this in Facebook, pointing to president Zelenskyi: “It’s easy to enter ... Read More
Interview: Richard Sakwa

Interview: Richard Sakwa

Professor Richard Sakwa suggests that the only condition to establish peace and safety in Eastern Ukraine would be under very intense international supervision and a major program of reconstruction with international financing and peace keepers there. Professor Sakwa visited Helsinki on February 28–29 to attend the 60th birthday of Professor ... Read More

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