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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Autumn Pause Follows Donbas August Fighting

September 3, 2015 04:32 PM

Fighting has dramatically subsided in eastern Ukraine by September 1. A couple of weeks ago, in mid-August, the situation was different and the guns were blazing. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists: “It is now possible to call the ‘separation line’ [in Donbas] a ‘front line.’ ” Lavrov accused the Ukrainian military of massing forces and preparing a new offensive “like in August 2014 and in January 2015,” in an attempt to crush the Donbas “rebellion” (Interfax, August 17). The secretary of the Ukrainian National Security Council, Alexander Turchynov, in turn also accused...


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Grozny Demands Prisons in Bashkortostan to Be Investigated for Mistreatment of Chechen Prisoners

September 3, 2015

By and large, the policy of the current leadership of Chechnya is to emphasize the positive sides of life both in the republic itself and in the Russian Federation in general. However, Chechen authorities sometimes show their discontent with Russian authorities. In one of the latest such episodes, Grozny expressed its dissatisfaction with the branch of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle Volga

Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part Two)

September 3, 2015

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

On August 24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called together a unique meeting, in Berlin, of the “Normandy” format minus Russia (though essentially in consensus with Moscow). Merkel, along with French President François Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, outlined a series of steps that need to be taken to resolve the Ukraine conflict, on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Home Page

Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part One)

September 3, 2015

An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a solution to the conflict “in” Ukraine by the end of this year, on Russia’s terms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting in Berlin on August 24, in an unprecedented “Normandy minus Russia” format, though in basic consensus with Moscow (see...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine

Ukraine’s Pro-Government Parties Join Forces Ahead of Local Elections

September 2, 2015

The parties of President Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klichko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk have joined forces ahead of the local elections scheduled for October 25. This is in order to defeat the Opposition Bloc, which is associated with the government overthrown in February 2014; oligarchic groups such as the Ukrainian Alliance of Patriots (UKROP), linked to Dnipropetrovsk-based...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine

Putin Absent, His Agenda Dominates at Normandy Group Meeting on Ukraine

September 2, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President François Hollande, on August 24, in Berlin (“Normandy” format minus Russia), at Poroshenko’s urgent request. This unprecedented meeting followed systematic violations of the ceasefire and open sabotage of the international monitoring mission by Russia and its proxies (see EDM, August 13, 14).

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Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine

Circassians in Adygea Fiercely Oppose Cossack Patrols

September 2, 2015

The Cossack organization of Adygea is pushing for the introduction of Cossack patrols in the republic like those in neighboring Krasnodar region. Circassians in Adygea, however, are against the move, fearing the Cossacks will gain disproportionate power in the republic. “When a Cossack patrol steps onto the territory of Adygea, it will be the start of a catastrophe without an end,” said Zaurbiy...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Spain’s African Exclave of Ceuta: Mainstay of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean?

September 2, 2015

On August 5, 2015, four Russian warships—the missile cruiser Moskva, the escort ship Pytlivy, the large sea tanker Ivan Bubnov and Shakhtyor, a rescue tug—docked at the Mediterranean port of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave in North Africa, claimed by Morocco, and located just south of Gibraltar, across the Strait (Gibraltarpanorama.gi, August 6, 2015). This port visit was followed, on August 26, by the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Western Europe, Russia, Africa, North Africa

Armenia’s Regional Energy and Transport Cooperation Squeezed by Russia

September 1, 2015

Shortly after the deal on Iran’s nuclear program, Iranian ambassador to Armenia, Mohammad Reyisi, gave several interviews to Armenian newspapers and news agencies concerning perspectives for future bilateral cooperation. Ambassador Reyisi noted that the joint construction of a hydroelectric plant on the river Arax could be resumed as soon as the international sanctions against Iran are lifted. He...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, Energy, Foreign Policy, Economics, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Iran

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Vladimir Socor is a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation and regular writer for Eurasia Daily Monitor.

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Action Plan to End War in Ukraine Charted at Berlin Meeting (Part Two)

September 3, 2015 04:39 PM

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

On August 24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called together a unique meeting, in Berlin, of the “Normandy” format minus Russia (though essentially in...


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