An EU-China Deal for a Bygone Era

After four years of Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda, the European Union could be forgiven for attempting to go it alone. But, if history is any guide, no single economy can compel China to change its most problematic behaviors. WASHINGTON, DC – Late last month, the European Union and China released new details about the Comprehensive […]

European Union and WHO join forces to support deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Ukraine

The European Union and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will work together in a major effort to support the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Ukraine. The project funded by the European Union and implemented by WHO will cover all phases – constituting “end-to-end” support – of COVID-19 vaccine deployment and vaccination and […]

Ukraine tells OSCE of Russian threat to Europe

The Kremlin is raising stakes, Ukraine officials stress. The Ukrainian delegation at the OSCE high-level seminar on military doctrines has spoken about external threats to the European and national security of Ukraine, coming from Russia. The delegation referred to the White Book bulletin recently published by the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Ukrainian-registered Apostrophe online media outlet reported February 12. […]

George Woloshyn: Clearing the cobwebs from the Budapest Memorandum

The Budapest Memorandum guaranteed  Ukraine’s security in exchange for its nuclear weapons.  Out of the four signatories, only Ukraine has kept its pledges.  Even in the face of overt hostility, aggression, and invasion of Crimea by Russia, not one of the other three signatories has come even close to fulfilling its explicit and implied guarantees […]

Why Iran Supplies Armenia with Arms?

Iran is widely believed to be arming Armenia, as Yerevan is under blockade from its neighbors Azerbaijan and Turkey. Armenia shares about 44 km of border with the Islamic Republic, and despite religious and ideological differences, relations between the two countries remain cordial.   Armenia and Iran are also strategic partners in the region. The volume […]

Ukraine formally bans registration of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

Ukraine has formally banned registration of Russian-designed vaccines against coronavirus, the government said in a decree published on Wednesday (10 February). One of Europe’s poorest countries, Ukraine has lagged behind others in starting its vaccination programme against COVID-19, which has infected more than 1.25 million Ukrainians and killed 23,934 as of 10 February. But Ukrainian […]

Anatoly Shariy subversive actor working for Russian intelligence on European soil

Anatoly Shariy, who recently starred on a Catalan separatist TV channel, voicing false accusations against Ukraine, has further confirmed his affiliation with the Russian intelligence. Russia has long been implementing a large-scale campaign to have their assets penetrate the Western media space — tailoring these assets’ emigration, bribing local actors (experts, news agencies, and outlets), […]

Russian-Armenian Ties Versus “One Nation with Two States”

The recent war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has shown that Russia avoids a serious conflict while maintaining good relations with both South Caucasus states, as it is not in Moscow’s interests to ruin relations with them. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan–Turkey relations have always been strong with the two often being described as “one nation with two states” […]

Russia trying to buy up praise for Sputnik-V vaccine

Russia has dove into colossal spending to get corrupt journalists and experts, who have lost their credibility, to spread a good word about their corona drug. It is fundamentally important for Russian propaganda to make an impression that their Sputnik V outplays international rivals and enjoys mad global demand. In fact, the campaign promoting the […]

Russian propaganda seeks to destroy U.S.-Ukraine cooperation, distorts facts about Ukrainian Orthodoxy

As reported earlier, Russia’s information war against Ukraine is not limited to the post-Soviet media space. Under the Kremlin’s direct leadership, propaganda resources are making tremendous efforts to tarnish Ukraine in the global arena and compromise the government in Kyiv in the eyes of Ukraine’s Western partners and allies. The United States, as the most […]