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Videos: Nationalists on the loose in Ukraine

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by Systematic

From Kharkov, 057.ua reports:

Fifty men with guns, bricks, sticks and machetes attempted to storm the building , inside which, according to our information, were supporters of the “Opposition Bloc”*.

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​MH17: A year without truth

A year ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over the territory of conflict-torn Ukraine. This tragedy shocked the world and affected families in many countries. 53 more words


Strange goings on in Hotel Ukraine (Moscow)

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov yesterday officially announced the creation of the “Rescue Committee of Ukraine” symbolically from the Hotel Ukraine in Moscow.  A move that was forecast some time ago, and thus no surprise. 359 more words


A small case of re-nationalisation - Odessa Port

Following along rather nicely from yesterday’s entry in which the State Fiscal Service was rightly castigated for being endemically corrupt and predatory, today saw the SBU raid Odessa Port and seize State property. 298 more words


U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea - but fails thus far

by Eric Zuesse

On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a… 906 more words


Ukraine's Business Ombudsman - First Quarterly Report

This week saw the release of the very first quarterly report of the newly created, independent, Business Ombudsman in Ukraine.  32 pages of very blunt and clear-eyed text… 781 more words


Reflecting upon Ukrainian media policy & Kremlin propaganda

Without expanding the issue of free speech and any limitations thereon before it becomes an issue of national security to the European continent (or even beyond), there is perhaps a need to take a look at the issue, and reflect upon it, specifically with regard to Ukraine internally vis a vis the war The Kremlin has decided to subject it to. 748 more words