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Projection and messaging - A stiffening Sea Breeze

Prior to the active phase of Sea Breeze 2016, the 24th July saw the USS Ross take its turn in hosting a gathering of Ukrainian politicians (both national and local), a diverse collection of diplomats, military people from assorted international commands, think tankers… 624 more words

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In a contested history is there room for inclusive commemoration?

Ukrainian history is a very sensitive and contested subject – both internally and externally of Ukraine.

Unsurprising when the nation, or parts of the nation, have at various times, and sometimes simultaneously, been ruled by external powers more often than not at a very bloody and detrimental cost to the people of Ukraine. 791 more words

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A summer of friction among the Odessa elite?

Odessa is a small city of just over 1 million people.  Indeed the Oblast has only just over two million people despite being a geographical area larger than Belgium.   1,104 more words

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Khvylya - A Saakashvili party without Saakashvili

A few weeks ago an entry appeared relating to a new political party, then unnamed, that is clearly a political vehicle/platform for Odessa Governor Saakashvili – when the moment arrives for him to leave the Ukrainian civil service. 1,064 more words

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Suffering incompetence - Stoyanov raises his head once again

When the “Lustration Law” (Law on cleansing power”) was passed, immediately the blog raised a few very basic, and as it turned out entirely justified questions, accompanied by some predictions which by and large… 805 more words

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Inter-services Ukraine - From Army General to Navy Vice Admiral in an afternoon

One month ago to the day an entry appeared relating to the announcement by the Ukrainian leadership of a complete overhaul of the Ukrainian Navy and the (hopeful) commissioning of 30 new vessels by 2020 – Ambitious! 1,379 more words

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Recycling Odessa? OHB Holdings

A few weeks ago an entry appeared relating to Odessa City Council’s new 5T municipal investment strategy – The 5 T’s being Transport, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Trust. 591 more words

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