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Mouth engaged before brain again - Yulia Tymoshenko

As is very well known, Russian espionage tradecraft is alive and working very well – as US Ambassador Geoffery Pyatt and Assistant Secretary Nuland are well aware… 804 more words

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Media failings - Meet the new boss - same as the old boss

Well, very little seems to have changed since Viktor Yanukovych and Mykola Azarov left the building with regard to political control of the state/oligarchical media and exposure of “the chosen”. 253 more words

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An altogether different annexation in Ukraine

All western media eyes – and most of those in Ukraine – are looking on at the Crimean situation and pondering whether the Russian invasion of the peninsula will ultimately lead to de facto annexation becoming one of de jure (at least in the eyes of Russia and many residents of Crimea). 475 more words

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The politics of toothpaste - Ukraine

There are a few things that should ideally occur once a society has gone through a major political, societal and violent upheaval in pursuit of a genuine transition toward democracy.   519 more words

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Vlasenko accuses Poroshenko of censorship

Apparently Petro Poroshenko, owner of Channel 5 TV, regular Євромайдан speaker – and probably funder in part thereof – has banned any news about Yulia Tymoshenko on his TV channel – according to one of Ms Tymoshenko’s lawyers, Serhiy Vlasenko. 356 more words

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The silence was deafening

On any average day, the twitter feeds of Batkivchynaya, Arnseiy Yatseniuk and Oleh Tayhnybok are very active.  Less so that of Klitschko, but active that normally is too. 287 more words

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Amassing untimely failures - A tactic for victory?

The opposition parties have made much ado of making early presidential elections in October of 2014 their latest mission – yet we all know there will be no early elections, and March 2015, as scheduled, will remain the polling date. 751 more words

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