EU–Russia energy co-operation successfully continues – Russia laughs at would-be sanctions from EU again

By Vitalii Usenko, April 30, 2014 It appears that work on the South Stream pipeline project will continue, reports ITAR-TASS. On April 29, 2014, South Stream Transport BV signed a contract for the construction of the second line of the offshore … Continue reading

Putin tries to lure Ukrainian defense industry specialists to Russia

by Vitalii Usenko   April 29, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian government will provide funding for the relocation of Ukraine defense industry specialists to the enterprises of the Russian military industrial complex. Putin said this at a … Continue reading

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SBU prison cells are overcrowded with Russian GRU (military intelligence) officers

April 27, 2014 “If you ask the head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko, he will confirm that SBU prison cells are overcrowded with separatists, including many current Russian GRU officers”, said Arsen Avakov, Minister of Interior Affairs, in his interview … Continue reading

Crimean Authorities Impose Censorship in Connection with Dzhemilev and Mejlis

Crimean Tatar editorial staff of the State Television and Radio Company (STRC) Krym (Crimea) were verbally ordered to “stop showing” the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, as well as Mejlis members, an informed source at the STRC … Continue reading

Ukrainian police started to employ non-lethal bloodless measures to handle separatism in Ukraine

Compiled and translated by Vitalii Usenko It is essential for the Ukrainian authorities to resort to non-lethal bloodless but effective measures to stop separatists and extremists unrest in Eastern Ukraine. It seems that the authorities are trying to do this, … Continue reading