Ukraine's ambassador to the UK: "I can see no grounds to say that the UK will step back from 'Ukrainian issue'"
As the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union Kyiv is losing a “voice” of a reliable advocate within the European structures. At the same time, leaving the European Union doesn’t mean that London is leaving Europe and is further going to be involved in the “Ukrainian case”.
Strength and weakness of Russian special services
Because of the spying allegations raging around the US election, many seem to think that the Russian special services are top professionals who are overall invincible. However alongside "victories", Moscow has been observed to suffer a number of huge foreign policy defeats in the recent years.
Pinchuk-Filipchuk ideas: is a deal with Russia possible?
What makes Pinchuk-Filipchuk and others think that they can strike a deal with Russia now if Russia's great friend Yanukovych failed it when there were "close friendly relations"?
UN Security Council resolution on Israel: where you stand depends on where you sit
International diplomacy cannot work by means of emotional psychoses of individual politicians. Had Ukraine reacted as emotionally to the facts of a not quite friendly behaviour of individual representatives of friendly Israel, there would have long been no friendship between the countries.
Moldova: Pro-Russian U-turn postponed indefinitely
New Moldovan Preident Igor Dodon enters the office with curtailed powers. His political opponents used the time between the election and the inauguration to cut the president's already modest authority. This benefits Ukraine as it lowers security risks near its border.
Results and prospects of Russia's foreign policy
In Russia, the "majority" is represented by a group of artists consisting of bikers, Cossacks and other clowns and television experts. Otherwise, there is no majority. In this situation, Russia will objectively be forced to reduce the degree of its aggressiveness despite all the rhetoric, the continuation of nuclear blackmail and the Admiral Kuznetsov's voyages to foreign shores.
Privatbank's nationalization was inevitable but untimely – experts
The nationalization of Ukraine's largest bank, Privatbank, will benefit its owners and big depositors while regular taxpayers will lose. The bank's transfer under state control was inevitable, however the process took off at the wrong moment, experts interviewed by Gorshenin Institute have suggested.
A missing bit of truth behind the bloody fog of the Aleppo tragedy
Aleppo's humanitarian tragedy is nowhere near its end, it can still claim human lives with the coming cold spell. But the most important thing to be expected is a strategic confrontation of interests between Russia and Iran in Syria.
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