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28 AprilPolitics
What it takes to upgrade Ukraine’s military
22 October, 2013Security
Squeezed between two power blocs, Ukraine will inevitably join one. It cannot afford its non-aligned status and the upcoming military reform will not help
22 October, 2013Security
The new military reform entails a transfer to a volunteer professional army in 2014 and a significant reduction in military personnel. In reality, it seems to be nothing more than an attempt to save money
9 September, 2013News
A new study by independent conflict researchers describes a heavy volume of traffic in the past two years from Ukraine’s Oktyabrsk port, just up the Black Sea coast from Odessa, to Syria’s main ports on the Mediterranean, Jobby Warrick writes for The Washington Post
31 March, 2013World
Vladimir Putin has announced military reforms involving a large-scale rearmament of Russia. Success is not guaranteed, but Moscow will be able to do even more sabre-rattling before its neighbours and the West
31 March, 2013Security
While declaring its non-alignment the Ukrainian government expressed its intent to integrate Ukraine into the European security system. The real steps it has taken suggest, however, the implementation of an operation designed to cause the self-destruction of Ukraine’s Armed Forces
12 April, 2012History
Ukraine’s Navy, set up 20 years ago, is struggling to survive
12 April, 2012
23 December, 2011
23 December, 2011World
The government is consolidating the Russian nation to build up “the military power of the state”
11 October, 2011Navigator
To set up the Yavoriv military training ground, 128 villages and hamlets were removed, but one indigenous craft has survived
12 May, 2011Economics
Research supervisor, Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies; Chief Editor, Arms Export and Defense Complex of Ukraine magazine
14 March, 2011Investigation
A massive layoff of officers could leave Ukraine’s army weaker and its police more corrupt
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The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
day before yesterday, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
Russian law enforcers raided the houses of Muslim Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai in the morning of October 11
11 October, ,
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