Russia-backed forces attacked 56 times in the previous day; 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and one was wounded. Three people participating in a blockade of the separatist-held territories were injured in an attack by masked men at the crossroads.
Staunton, December 21 – Many observers assume that those who fled the Donbass to the Russian Federation did so because they were pro-Russian while those who fled in the opposite direction into other parts of Ukraine were pro-Ukrainian, Maksim Bushkevich says. But in fact the calculations of those who fled the fighting were far more […]
Today, September 17, at 4:00 pm EST the Institute for Modern Russia and the Atlantic Council will co-host the presentation of a new report from The Interpreter titled An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine prepared by the Liveblog Team. Livestreaming of the presentation can be seen here. A PDF […]
Staunton, June 28 – Many of the hopes that some Russians in Crimea had for their homeland after the Russian Anschluss have not been realized, and as a result, polls show, and occupation officials concede, that “the majority of young Crimeans” regardless of nationality “do not consider themselves to be patriots of Russia.” In Novyye […]
Staunton, June 13 – The toughening of the West’s position on Ukraine very much in evidence at the G7 meeting reflects the fact that Vladimir Putin has fundamentally misread the situation and not taken advantage of the face-saving measures which the West had been offering him, according to Vitaly Portnikov. The Kremlin leader “sincerely believed […]
Staunton, June 9 – Russian actions in Crimea and the Donbas “have weakened Russian arguments about the change of power in Kyiv” at the time of the Maidan and thus cost Moscow support in European and other Western capitals, according to a lead article in Nezavisimaya Gazeta today. In his interview with Corriere della Sera, […]
The frenzied world-wide front is expanding Mercy to no one, no one, no one! Stanza from 1989 Russian anarchists’ song Vintovka – eto prazdnik (The Rifle is a Holiday) By the Russian punk bank Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense) The annexation of Crimea, the “Novorossiya” project, and the fight against the “Kyiv junta” are not supported […]