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Ukraine: Ripping Western Aid to Sponsor Terrorism

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

26. October 2015

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Ukraine: Ripping Western Aid to Sponsor Terrorism

Past weekend the CyberBerkut team revealed another story, shocking in its extraordinary cynicism even for today’s Ukraine. It turned out that the top Ukrainian Interior Ministry officials are abusing Western military assistance, designated to reequip and strengthen the Ukrainian National Guard (internal police forces). They organized an international traders’ chain to secretly reexport these arms […]

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Who is committed to fully investigate MH17 tragedy?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

22. October 2015

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Who is committed to fully investigate MH17 tragedy?

The long-awaited Final Report on MH17 crash released by the Dutch Safety Board’ International Commission last week has only left a cold scent in the headlines. The reason is hardly the booming Syrian epic. The Dutch report lacked the substance so vigorously expected by all concerned parties: direct indication to the perpetrator. The legally impeccable […]

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Putin’s Global Game Changer

BY ORIENTAL REVIEW

1. October 2015

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Putin’s Global Game Changer

Contrary to the expectations of many experts who were predicting a “second Munich” from Vladimir Putin in New York, the Russian president made no grandiose proclamations during his address to the UN General Assembly. In fact, he was outwardly far milder than one might have imagined. By comparison, Obama’s emotional speech, which was replete with […]

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

30. September 2015

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

On September 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. The event was to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the organization. Putin reminded that the decision to create the United Nations was made in his country in 1945, at the Yalta Conference, by the leaders of […]

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The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

By Ivan KATCHANOVSKI (Canada)

11. September 2015

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The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes a research paper recently presented by Prof. Ivan Katchanovski from Ottawa University at the Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association in San Francisco, September 3-6, 2015. The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict […]

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Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

By Alexander DYUKOV (Russia)

8. September 2015

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Why did Nazis fail to create a Ukrainian state in 1939?

In 1939 the German military commanders had plans to create a Ukrainian puppet state inside Poland. Today’s article will discuss why this never happened. On the eve of WWII the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) was a key terrorist group the Nazi secret services put stakes on while preparing an assault on Poland. That group […]

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Willy Brandt followers call for a new European approach to the crisis in Ukraine

5. August 2015

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Willy Brandt followers call for a new European approach to the crisis in Ukraine

A couple of weeks ago a group of influential German figures, the members of Willy Brandt Circle, have signed an Open Letter to SPD (German Social-Democrats) Bundestag delegates and cabinet ministers urging them to abandon the confrontational course in relations with Russia. The authors reviewed the degrading EU-Russia ties in the context of Ukraine’s crisis […]

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Ukraine: Who Invaded Who?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

15. July 2015

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Ukraine: Who Invaded Who?

Why did Kyiv invade the Donbass region? To that question you might respond quizzically: who did WHAT? Everyone knows it was Russia that invaded Ukraine, right? Not only that, but Russia isn’t going to stop in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. We all know of Putin’s aggressive territorial ambitions. He wants to recreate the Soviet Union, […]

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Obama Sacrifices Integrity over Ukraine

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

10. June 2015

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Obama Sacrifices Integrity over Ukraine

A lack of integrity can be seen in Obama’s recent comments about Ukraine’s territorial integrity. On June 7, President Obama told the G7 gathering in Schloss Elmau Krün, Germany that the world must “stay focused on the importance of upholding the principles of territorial integrity” regarding Ukraine. Like Obama, most casual Western observers seem to […]

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NATO’s Black Sea bloc gets busy (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

4. June 2015

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NATO’s Black Sea bloc gets busy (I)

The shaky truce in Ukraine has given NATO ample opportunities to spread the New Cold War beyond Eastern Europe and into new theaters, one of which has been the greater Black Sea region. The recent destabilizations in Macedonia and Moldova that endanger Russian interests there can be directly linked to the long-term ambitions of Bulgaria […]

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Reformatting Ukraine is on the agenda

By Vitaly LEYBIN (Russia)

3. June 2015

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Reformatting Ukraine is on the agenda

Latest horrible ceasefire violations in Donbass by the Kiev’s regime are likely intended to demonstrate the “inefficiency” of the OSCE mission to its Western patrons and are evidence of Ukraine’s attempts to circumvent the jurisdiction of the Minsk truce co-brokered by Russia, Germany, and France. Indeed, Minsk-2 is very inconvenient for Poroshenko, because it documents […]

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

By Eric ZUESSE (USA)

29. May 2015

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize,” but continues: “Still we consider your assurances of support […]

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