Why Russian invaders are trying to bring the issue of water supplies to Crimea to the UN level

When Russia occupied the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine took one of the best suitable steps at that moment, which caused no condemnation among the international community. Ukraine government banned freshwater supplies to the annexed territory. At that time, Russian propaganda chose to ignore the fact in their media space, shifting public attention away from such a […]

One Year Of President Zelenskiy: Did “Ze” Bite Off More Than He Could Chew?

One year ago Volodymyr Zelenskiy became President of Ukraine, following a landslide victory. Fed up with corrupt political elites, Ukrainians were hungry for new faces. Zelenskiy fitted the bill. He promised to “break the system” of corruption and oligarchy, bring peace to Ukraine’s east and improve the population’s economic well-being – a tall order for […]

“LPR” representative at Minsk talks granted Russian citizenship

A photocopy of Deinego’s Russian passport has been posted by Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Ukraine’s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group’s political subgroup Oleksiy Reznikov. So-called “Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) Vladislav Deinego has been granted Russian citizenship. A photocopy of Deinego’s […]

The Cambridge Five Helped Moscow Fight Ukrainian Nationalists

President Vladimir Putin has spent years trying to turn the Soviet victory in World War II into the central fact of Russian history. As a result, it is no surprise that Russian writers, with the encouragement of the Russian security services, have launched a variety of programs to celebrate the successes of Soviet intelligence services […]

Moscow makes Donetsk “capital of world separatism”

Russia transfers the venue of annual gatherings of separatists from around the world to the occupied Donetsk. For quite a long time, Moscow has been organizing various events, convening representatives of separatist movements from around the globe. These events were fully consistent with Russia’s foreign political agenda, while granting Moscow the informal title of the […]

New Ukrainian Naval Base ‘East’: A Countermeasure Against Russia’s Hybrid Strategies In The Sea of Azov?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an official visit to the southeastern coastal oblast of Zaporizhzhia, on April 11. During his trip, local officials familiarized the commander-in-chief with the operational situation in the Sea of Azov. Additionally, Zelenskyy visited the port of Berdyansk, located in close proximity to the Russian coast and only 67 kilometers (across […]

Russian puppets in EU once again call for sanction lift

Just the other day, describing the goals Russia is pursuing while providing its pseudo-humanitarian assistance to Italy, the USA, and Serbia, also imposing it on other countries under any pretext, I mentioned their intention to influence decisions on easing or lifting sanctions, especially to the accompaniment of the coronavirus spread, molding for itself the image […]

Russia’s cheap fake piece on “Ukrainian mercenaries” in Libya

Distribution of fake stories by Russian propaganda has always been structured, while the very process can be divided into three categories, depending on the scale, quality of execution, and the objective they are trying to achieve by spinning disinformation. Russian propaganda has been using pretty much invariable chains, which allows determining which security agency stands […]

Russian Special Services Employ Cossacks, Ukrainian Religious Institutions Against Kyiv

For as long as official cases of COVID-19 have remained manageable inside the Russian Federation, Moscow was able to exploit the global coronavirus pandemic to try to pursue various foreign policy goals (see EDM, April 13). This activism, combined with most international governments’ strong preoccupation with evolving disease outbreaks in their own countries, have raised […]

Russia’s “aid” for U.S. pure PR stunt aimed at having sanctions lifted – Ukraine’s senior diplomat

For Putin his own image matters more,” Bozhok noted “Russia helps everyone but Russians, who are the first one Kremlin should care about during COVID2019,” Bozhok wrote on Twitter , commenting on the news by the Russian Mission to the UN on the arrival of Russia’s alleged aid to the U.S. “But for Putin his […]