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Amnesty International recently released a report on “stomach-turning” violence in Eastern Ukraine (“Abduction and Tortures in Eastern Ukraine,”  – see for example BBC coverage here). According to the report, the acts of violence are perpetrated chiefly by pro-Russian separatist groups.

The Amnesty International report and its conclusion about rebel responsibility for the majority of violence doesn`t hold water and has little in common with reality. The violence in Ukraine in general is not properly analyzed, and report is quite biased. Rather than the rebels, it is the Ukrainian army and the pro-EuroMaidan forces that are responsible for the abductions and abuses.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 23-07-2014, 16:56
  • Views: 1 691

A paradox that largely goes unnoticed in Ukraine is that the country's own national literature is being sacrificed in the name of Ukrainian nationalism. In fact, Ukrainian literature fell victim to the political savagery of Ukrainian nationalists exactly when the same happened, in a wider-

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 4-07-2014, 01:07
  • Views: 1 526

The problem of refugees from the Ukraine, which Kiev is trying to keep quiet, is makes itself more and more evident. Not only the Russian, but even the foreign media are reporting it. According to the UN, from the beginning and Euromaidan which had as its sequel, the so-called "Anti-terrorist” operations carried out by Ukrainian security forces in the territory of east Ukraine more than 10,000 people have already left (1).

Kiev earlier told horror stories about refugees from the Crimea, fleeing the Russian "aggression", but no refugees have appeared. Even though, following orders from the top, pickets took up positions in Ukrainian cities to protect future victims from Russian tyranny, The only tangible case relating to the mass flow of people from the Crimea to the mainland territory of Ukraine, was the arrival of several Crimean Tatar families to Lviv, from where they were later moved on to Poland.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 22-05-2014, 20:27
  • Views: 1 264

After having finalized his mandate as President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi has remained a very busy man internationally, rather active and far from the temptation to retire to a life made of well paid conferences and honorary presidencies of rococo thinks thanks around the world.

Instead, he has been very active on the front line, accepting a number of operational assignments, such as the prestigious but also delicate and politically risky presidency of the United Nations – African Union permanent working group.  Often rumored for a major political come back in Italy, where he has been twice Prime Minister, in 2013 he has missed for very few votes in the Parliament the Presidency of the Italian Republic, despite having a large consensus in the country – and is considered today to be one of the main strategists and advisers to the new Italian Prime Minister, the 37 years old Mr. Renzi.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 25-03-2014, 13:45
  • Views: 1 722

The Press Center of the Russian Foreign Ministry held a presentation under the collective monograph of "International experience of support and protection of the rights of our compatriots abroad", which was prepared and published by the International Council of Russian

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 24-03-2014, 01:31
  • Views: 2 243

The "Euromaidan" events in Ukraine attracted the attention of Polish experts. The plan to sign an association agreement between Kiev and Brussels in Poland was regarded as the first step to a more complete implementation of the Intermarium Doctrine, which was

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 11-03-2014, 21:49
  • Views: 3 330

I would like to offer a key of understanding in a wider international context of the Ukrainian crisis that has so far provoked a river of words in the West - more often comments than explanations - on what was happening first in Kiev and then in Crimea.

 

Apart from the warmongering rhetoric the only real War that we were witnessing until now is the one between the competing proposals and initiatives of Aid to Ukraine coming from Russia, European Union and USA respectively.

 

This phenomenon shows once again that international relations and power policies among States are progressively and now more than ever before relying on the policies and programmes of Aid and Assistance.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 4-03-2014, 17:39
  • Views: 1 791

An expert of “International Affairs” Vladislav Gulevich talks about the nature of the recent protests in Ukraine and the Western-led Ukrainian opposition. The geopolitical aftermaths of the would-be association agreement

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 9-12-2013, 13:54
  • Views: 2 691

Stephen Sestanovich, whom you know as US special envoy for New Independent States in the Clinton administration, on 4 November in The Financial Times prophesied a complete failure of Russia’s foreign policy

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 21-11-2013, 21:17
  • Views: 7 711

Dear Geoff, It was a genuine pleasure to read your Zona. Indeed, The Stalker disturbs, as do Christian truths. It may come as a shock therapy in that it makes people think of Life Questions. The reflection can produce different outcomes, none of them absolute or comprehensive. Since you invite comments, I dare share with you some ideas that hopefully will address some of the loose ends of your narrative. Your essay is primarily about the impression Andrei  Tarkovsky’s film makes. So, I’ll try to keep to that ground which allows maximum freedom. I will not distinguish between what is subjective or objective, conscious or subconscious or just formative in respect of the film and its director’s design.

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 21-11-2013, 19:11
  • Views: 3 585