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Odessa's new tragedy

Odessa’s new tragedy

Odessa has been stricken with a new tragedy. On December 4th a fire started in an old historic building at the junction of Pushkin and Troitskaya streets. It has been a building of residence, later – of offices. Currently a college of economics, law and hotel business, the archeology institute ... Read More
A far-right minister of Veterans’ Affairs in Ukraine

A far-right minister of Veterans’ Affairs in Ukraine

The Ukraine’s Ministry for Veterans’ Affairs embraces far-right nationalists who are regarded extremists by the US-based human rights watchdogs. Anton Kolumbet is the first deputy minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine. He is also a founder of Demokratychna Sokyra  (Democratic Axe) party, a far-right political ... Read More
Ukraine, EU and Russians in Europe

Ukraine, EU and Russians in Europe

On December 9, 2019 The European Russian Forum was held in Brussels organized by Latvian MEP Tatyana Zhdanoka. Oksana Chelysheva spoke there about complications of the conflict in Ukraine on the Russian diasporas in Europe. The Forum was entitled, “Russian Identity Outside Russia”, and among the topics were “The future ... Read More
Oleh Sentsov addresses Europe

Oleh Sentsov addresses Europe

Oleh Sentsov is a Ukrainian activist and filmmaker from Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.  His film Gamer is from 2011. After the annexation of Crimea he was arrested and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Russian court on charges of plotting terrorism acts. The conviction was ... Read More
Maidan investigations dragged in time

Maidan investigations dragged in time

On the sixth anniversary of Kiev’s Maidan of December 2013 – February 2014, there have been no results from the investigation of the mass shooting of people which occurred mostly on November 20, 2013. UNIAN agency states that “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stresses the importance of real results of an ... Read More
Paris Talks on Ukraine

Paris Talks on Ukraine

A few days before the Paris meeting between Macron and Putin, Ukraine remains at the margins of mainstream discourse in France. I was invited to Paris by the French Congress of People of Russian Descent. It is chaired by Gueorgui Chepelev, a historian with the University of Sorbonne. In the ... Read More
Russia returns Ukrainian vessels seized during the Kerch Strait incident

Russia returns Ukrainian vessels seized during the Kerch Strait incident

Russian authorities have returned three Ukrainian military ships from their Crimean port to Ukraine. The navy vessels were seized during a clash in the Kerch Strait last year. On November 18 Russia transferred three Ukrainian vessels seized during the incident in the Kerch Strait to Ukraine,YLE reported. Russian RIA ... Read More
US Congress attempt to designate Azov regiment as a terrorist unit

US Congress attempt to designate Azov regiment as a terrorist unit

Rep. Max Rose of New York, chair of the counter-terrorism subcommittee, submitted a letter to the US State Department co-signed by 39 members of Congress. It urged the department to designate the Azov Battalion (a far-right paramilitary regiment in Ukraine), National Action (a neo-Nazi group based in the U.K.), and ... Read More

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