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3,500 Russian Soldiers Died in Putin’s War in Ukraine, Rights Activists Say

September 15, 2014

Staunton, September 15 – More than 3,500 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine in the course of Vladimir Putin’s war against the Ukrainian people, according to Elena Vasilyeva of Murmansk. That figure is roughly one quarter of the number Moscow claimed it lost in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. But Russian media have ignored or […]

Moscow Ignores Real Problems of Russians in Eastern Ukraine, Leading Kiev To Do the Same

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 3 – Kiev’s failure to take into consideration the opinions of part of the residents of the Donbass is Moscow’s fault because the Russian government has “done everything in order to discredit real and civilized protest by putting in its place banditry and armed aggression,” according to Russian commentator Kseniya Kirillova. In a […]

Putin Needs ‘Not Victory but War Itself,’ Kruglyakovsky Says

August 30, 2014

Staunton, August 30 – Vladimir Putin’s decision to move toward a full-scale invasion of Ukraine shows that he “has no other levers and resources” to achieve his will than to send in his soldiers, but it also reflects the fact that what the Kremlin leader needs is “not victory but war itself,” according to Kiev […]

Ukrainians Think Better of Russians than Russians Do of Muscovites

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 7 – “Paradoxically,” Vatslav Lisovsky says, ethnic Russians who have come to Ukraine are often viewed much more favorably by Ukrainians than the residents of the Russian capital are seen by the rest of the population of the Russian Federation. A reflection of both history and current behavior. In a blog post, Lisovsky […]