In Depth

On the “Wrong” and “Right” Ukrainians

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

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.

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Ukrainian pride

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

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

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)

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.

News

Who and why is writing off Ukraine?

I am not military expert and I never pretended to be one. It is however at least short sighted, if not ignorant, to observe war situation only from the military perspective. There are many other important areas, like diplomacy or economy, that can have just as strong impact on the final outcome of the conflict.…

Reply to article “Why Ukraine is losing”

Tudjman was criticised for not providing enough help to embattled Vukovar. Response to article Why Ukraine is losing. by Marko Pinteric Author correctly points to many similarities between Croatian war of independence and Russia aggression against Ukraine. However, many conclusions based on similarities are either far fetched or premature. As of military tactics, both Milosevic…

18 January 2015, The London Ukrainian Community held a protest against Russian terrorism at the Russian Embassy in London.

The Ukrainian community in London joined by representatives from Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, Syria and the UK appealed to the world demanding them not to tolerate terrorist acts against Ukrainian civilians by the Kremlin-backed militants.

Sun, 18 Jan – Protest against Russian Terrorism in Londo

On 18 January, Ukrainians around the world will hold a peace march. Ukrainian community in London organises the protest at the Russian Embassy and will call on Russia to stop murdering Ukrainians, demand the world to stop Russian aggression in Ukraine and recognise self-proclaimed “DNR” & “LNR” as terrorist organisations and Russia as a country which sponsors and spreads terrorism.

CONTROL TOWER OF DONETSK AIRPORT COLLAPSED, FIGHTING INTENSIFIES

Donetsk, 13 January 2015. As a result of heavy fighting control tower of Donetsk airport collapsed. This information is confirmed by ATO HQ and by local residents. At about 11.00 am the tower collapsed, falling on the complex of buildings below, called “horse shoe”. (Control tower before the war) Control tower of the airport, with…

Russian separatists in Ukraine admit war crime

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On January 7, 2015 a video was published on one of separatist youtube channels, featuring interview with underage “militia” soldier. In the course of interview, 14-year old Artyom, while holding AK machine gun, tells the journalist how he joined military Russian “kazaki” (cossacks) at the “Checkpoint No. 1″ in town Krasny Luch, Luhansk region. He…

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Civilians Killed, Police Attacked by Russian Terrorists

While police officers were examining the scene, Ukrainian army soldiers, who were accompanying them, spotted the tank of Russian terrorists in forest nearby, about 500 meters away. Tank was aiming in the direction of house, were police team was working.

Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe met in Kyiv

On December 19–21, 2014 in Kyiv Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe Meeting 2014 was held. It was the third annual conference of activists of Wikimedia movement from Central-Eastern Europe. In this conference 70 wikimedians from regional chapters and Wikimedia communities took part. Those who edit Wikipedia, Wikisources, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons and other projects of Wikimedia Foundation from more than 20 countries gathered to exchange their experience. Thus this conference appeared to be the biggest compared to the both previous meetings in Serbia (2012) and in Slovakia (2013).