Visa-Free Dead End: Millions of Ukrainian Migrants to Drain Ukraine, Flood Europe

On June 11th, Ukraine triumphantly and pompously celebrated the introduction of visa-free travel to European Union countries. This event was presented by the Kiev government as, without exaggeration, the opening of a new historic era in the country’s history and a “farewell” to the Soviet legacy. Is this really so? And what will visa-free travel […]

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Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis Join Forces: Cui bono and Ideological Heritage

Oleg Tyagnibok (Svoboda), Andrey Tarasenko (Right Sector) and Andrey Biletsky (Azov). On March 16th, several Ukrainian neo-Nazi organizations signed a manifesto on joining forces. Signatures were provided by representatives of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda, the National Corps party (created out of the Azov regiment), and Right Sector. The manifesto contains 20 points, among which are […]

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Deciphering the Donbass Escalation: Casualty Understatements and Humanitarian Lies

UAF and DPR losses  .. Practically all observers in Ukraine and Donbass, besides representatives of Ukrainian officialdom, have noted the high casualty count among Ukrainian troops and the militants of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi battalions. Unofficial Ukrainian sources have also stressed that lack of military advisability of advancing 100 meters forward (what Ukrainian propaganda calls the […]

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Deciphering the Donbass Escalation: Media vs. Reality on the Donetsk Frontline

Fighting in Donbass from January 29th to early February: Reality and Reflection in the Media First, a word on sources. Over the past week, I’ve managed to contact representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republics military circles and periodically check reports with them over Skype. This offered the opportunity to obtain some insider information supplemented by […]

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Kiev between America and Russia: How the Ukrainian Oligarchy will Sacrifice Poroshenko for Trump

The change of administration in the White House and the Ukrainian establishment’s support for the former Democratic administration and Hillary Clinton’s candidacy have led to the biggest foreign policy fiasco of President Prosohenko in the entire history of post-Maidan Ukraine. This massive failure has spurred domestic political turbulence and intensified the activities of the opposition […]

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