Weekly Update on Ukraine Issue 65 – 2018 July 9 – 15 Situation in the combat zone Russia-backed militants were active all along the contact line and were firing upon the Ukrainian troops defending Krymske, Novoluhanske, Svitlodarsk, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Pisky, Taramchuk, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pishchevyk, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Militants used 82-mm mortars in Hnutove area. They are trying… Continue reading Anniversary of the MH17, Ukraine at the NATO Summit, Presidential elections-2019 and more – Weekly Update on Ukraine #65, July 9 – 16
An American photographer is working on a documentary about Maidan. Please contact him if you know anyone in his photos. He wants to interview them. Click on the link for his Flickr account below or the photographer-supplied photo here. https://flic.kr/s/aHsjRYQCR3 #EuroMaidan #Maidan #Kyiv #Ukraine To contact the photographer, click on his name on top of… Continue reading Maidan PhotoJournalist Needs Ukraine Assistance
Ukraine stands resolute in its stand against Russia. Why does the media side with Russia, when Russia sides against the world? </end editorial? BY PETER DICKINSON When two members of Croatia’s World Cup squad recorded a nine-second video dedicating their quarter final victory over Russia to Ukraine, they chose to accompany it with the patriotic slogan… Continue reading Why Is the International Media Still Repeating Kremlin Propaganda about Ukraine?
Is Ukraine going the way of Russia, suppressing free speech, enforcing censorship, or is it attempting to ensure national security with Draft Law 6688? It is not necessarily how the law is written in its current form. It is more what is left unwritten and how that can be interpreted. There does not appear to… Continue reading Ukraine’s Draft Law 6688: Internet Suppression, Censorship, or Security?
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s alternate reality campaign continues, while another poisoning by an unknown substance in the Salisbury area produces a lot of headlines – and the implied question, was it the Russians again? Concerns that Putin’s declining popularity rating may tempt him to repeat the 2014 Crimean play. This… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (95)
Yet another instrument of Russian Information Warfare and larger political warfare against Ukraine is religious warfare. In this case, using the Eastern Orthodox Churches, Russia tried to “unify” smaller Orthodox churches under the Moscow Patriarchy centuries ago, but this was never recognized by the ruling body, the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople. The Kyiv Patriarchate was one… Continue reading Russia Losing Religious War Against Ukraine
Tensions escalate in the Azov Sea as historical territorial claims, botched agreements, and heightened military presence threaten the stability of the region and Ukrainian economic endeavours. No shots have been fired and no major incidents have occurred, but the appearance of six Russian vessels in the form of patrol personnel-carriers and draught gunboats, as well… Continue reading Is Russia Annexing The Azov Sea?