Ukraine

A Trump-Putin Deal on Crimea Could Trigger a Much Bigger War, Israeli Analyst Says

January 3, 2017

Avraam Smulyevich, a leading Israeli specialist on ethnic issues in the former Soviet space, says that Kyiv might be forced to agree to a Trump-Putin deal on Crimea but that such a deal would “only convince the Russian dictator that he had invade other countries without being punished”

Blood And Gold: Smuggling And Murder In Ukraine’s Grey Zone

December 5, 2016

The war in Ukraine, having cost more than 9,000 lives since it begun in the spring of 2014, has now entered a relatively stagnant phase. No major offensives have occurred since Russian regular forces assaulted the city of Debaltsevo in February, 2015. Along the static front lines, warfare more closely resembles that of the First […]

On 2nd Anniversary of MH17, Still Waiting for Dutch Prosecutors’ Report, But More Evidence of Kremlin’s Complicity

July 17, 2016

On the second anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17 by Russian-backed militants, killing all 298 aboard, the Dutch prosecutor’s report is still not ready, but more evidence of the Kremlin’s complicity has been obtained.

Ukraine Live Day 698: Russian-Backed Snipers Shoot at OSCE Observers Car

January 17, 2016

Russian-backed snipers shot at the car of a OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) patrol today near the line of contact at Marinka, the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] reported on their Facebook page. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making […]

Two Outrageous Russian Charges Point to New Dangers Ahead for Ukraine

December 16, 2015

Staunton, December 16 – Two new and completely outrageous Russian charges – that the Crimean Tatars are under the control of Turkish intelligence and that the Ukrainian Library in Moscow was involved in the preparation of terrorist actions in the Russian capital – point to a new round of increased dangers for Ukraine. Since the […]

Ukraine Live Day 657: OSCE Monitors Threatened With Gunfire By Russian-Backed Separatists

December 6, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: […]

Moscow Intends to Attack Ukraine via Europe with New Disinformation Campaign

November 13, 2015

Staunton, November 13 – Moscow is preparing to mark the second anniversary of the EuroMaidan in Kyiv “in its own way,” by unleashing a new disinformation campaign against Ukraine via Europe as part of its continuing campaign to destabilize Ukraine and restore Russian influence there, according to Andrey Latynin. This disinformation campaign, the Ukrainian commentator […]

Putin Should Be Worried about Both Reports on Malaysian Plane Downing

October 16, 2015

Staunton, October 15 – The Dutch report on the shooting down of the Malaysian jetliner last year released this week has attracted enormous attention but the report the International Investigative Group promises to release by early next year of the basis of the Dutch study may deserve even more. Together, they should give Vladimir Putin […]

Spotting Russia’s Tanks South of Ilovaisk

September 17, 2015

With the publication of The Interpreter‘s report – An Invasion By Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine – today, we present an example of how five tanks that could only have come from Russia can be identified in one small area south of Ilovaisk. At the end of August last year, Ukrainian […]