Ukraine


Savchenko Stripped Of Immunity In Ukraine, Implicated In Terror Plot

Nadiya Savchenko, a national Ukrainian hero and lawmaker, was detained by Ukraine on March 15th over a possible plot to overthrow the Ukrainian government. Ukrainian parliament members voted to strip her of all political immunity for she was accused of planning a large-scale attack on the government through weaponry acquired […]


Four Years And Counting: Conflict In Donbass

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters the fourth year, violence and disruption continue to affect the lives of the 600,000 people living either side of the ‘contact line’, of which one-sixth are children. Whilst the majority of the low-intensity conflict between Ukraine’s military and Russian-backed separatists plays out in […]


Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]


Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]


War Games Or Mind Games? Zapad 2017 And European Insecurity

Russia, in conjunction with Belarus, has begun to conduct its Autumn ‘war games’ session this week. Like all military institutions, Russia performs a large number of military training exercises and inspections on a rolling basis, oftentimes unscheduled or ‘snap’ exercises that test the actual readiness of its troops and equipment. […]


Escalation In Ukraine: End Of Doomed Minsk Agreement

Although the Minsk II Agreements have long been dead and buried after over two years of failed ceasefires, unfulfilled agreements, and sporadic fighting between the Kiev regime and the separatist Donbass region, U.S. and Russian officials continue to cling to the now defunct agreement in lieu of any other practical […]


Russia Warns Poland Over WWII Memorials

On July 31, 2017, the Russian government warned Poland that it will face “asymmetric consequences,” including possible sanctions and visa withdrawals, should Poland choose to remove Soviet World War II monuments. The warning comes after Poland updated its de-communization and anti-propaganda legislation last month, which now classifies the memorial of […]


Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]