Russian Aggression

Russian Aggression
September 7, 2018

Why Russia’s return to Europe’s key body is dangerous. In 10 Questions and Answers

After Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and occupation of part of Ukrainian Donbas, the country faced sanctions from the West, including from the US and from...
Russian Aggression
August 15, 2018

Sentsov’s Predecessors: Soviet-era Prisoners of Kremlin

You may have heard the names Oleh Sentsov, Pavlo Hryb, Volodymyr Balukh – three among 70 Ukrainians illegally detained by the Kremlin. They were imprisoned simply...
Russian Aggression
July 26, 2018

Abducted and illegally detained: the story of Pavlo Hryb, another Ukrainian prisoner of the Kremlin

On 23 July, the Russian authorities began the trial of Pavlo Hryb, a 19-year-old Ukrainian citizen who was abducted from Belarus by Russian security services. After...
Russian Aggression
June 18, 2018

Applebaum: Russia Tries To Undermine Europe From Within

Anne Applebaum is an American-Polish journalist and writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, columnist at Washington Post and author of numerous books, in particular on Eastern...
Russian Aggression
June 18, 2018

Digital Society, Cybersecurity, And Anti-Disinformation – Interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia (2006-2016)

Estonians routinely pay their taxes and retrieve medical prescriptions online – but despite its reliance on the Internet for such sensitive electronic transactions,...
Russian Aggression
June 14, 2018

Ukrainian Volunteer Speaks About Her Experience

Journalist Olha Reshetylova was one of the first people, back in spring 2014, to join the volunteer movement to support the Ukrainian army in Donbas. She was a coordinator...
Russian Aggression
May 10, 2018

No Longer a Soldier: Ukraine’s Returned Volunteers Are Embracing Second and Third Careers

“Finding myself in Kyiv now, I smell blood and diesel from time to time. These triggers will always be there,” says Alina Viatkina, a paramedic for the volunteer...
Russian Aggression
May 2, 2018

The Forgotten Faces of Those Left Behind in the Donbas

"In the area of Avdiivka, you can hear 120 millimeter mortar shelling, while just 500 or 600 meters away, there is a bus stop with children waiting for a school...
Russian Aggression
April 25, 2018

What Europe’s Forgotten War Actually Feels Like

“We were moving through flashing fields. And I realized history was evolving right in front of my very eyes. I had yellow goggles on; everything was yellow with...
Russian Aggression
April 3, 2018

Poisonous Link: Why Russia’s Crimea Bridge Is Dangerous for Ukraine and the Black Sea Region

On 14 March, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his last destination in the pre-election tour—occupied Crimea. The first thing he inspected there was...