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Archive for 'Ukraine'

Trump doesn’t know that Russia entered Ukraine

At least according to what he said in an interview on ABC News.
Heck, even Trump’s soulmate Putin eventually admitted it.
I’ve run out of things to say about his unfitness to be president of the United States. And there are 100 more days until the election.
Trump doesn't know basic facts about the world. Ones that have [...]

The EU + Ukraine: London meeting organised

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

London will have an opportunity June 10 to hear and question a prominent Ukrainian journalist on the European Union and Ukraine.
Co-founder of Hromadske International and and 2016 fellow at FCO’s International Leaders Programme Maxim Eristavi will be discussing if we are prepared for Ukraine’s arriving into Europe “whether Europeans want [...]

Jamala’s win must lead to support for Crimean Tatars

This is a cross-post from Paul Canning’s blog

It was clear even during the semi-finals of Eurovision that the presence of Ukraine’s Jamala and her song about the genocide of the Crimean Tatars by the USSR had already drawn attention to the plight of her people – I saw a number of tweets saying as much. [...]

Deluded Brits join pro-Russian Ukranian rebels

This BBC report– about a man from Manchester and a man from Scotland who have joined pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and believe they are fighting fascism and imperialism– is rather saddening.
I suppose that’s the sort of thing a steady diet of the Russian propaganda channel RT (featuring Putin apologists George Galloway and John Wight) [...]

Russia painting Crimea’s Tatars as ‘ISIS supporters’

This is a cross-post from Paul Canning’s blog

Newly erected hoardings on border. Left: On your way to Crimean Tatar Autonomy. Right: On your way from Crimea to Free Ukraine. Via Olga Klymenko.
Reblogged with permission.
Although news about the situation of Crimean Tatars is rarely in mainstream media the potency of their fightback for the Kremlin is [...]

Donbas can starve say ‘rebel’ leaders

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

Last winter there were some reports that people had starved to death in Eastern Ukraine. The reason was that humanitarian aid was being stolen by the criminals who run the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ (DPR/LPR).
The insidiousness of Russian propaganda is shown by what you’ll find if you [...]

Ukraine’s #fail over Odesa ‘massacre’ meme

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
Since May 2014 Russian propagandists and fellow travelers, like John Pilger, have made hay with the events during disturbances in Odesa. The fire which killed dozens of people has been dubbed by them ‘the Odesa massacre’. Russia has toured exhibitions around Europe and pumped out massive amounts of material [...]

Corbyn’s election means Ukraine’s stuffed

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning

“I didn’t say that, come on I’ve never said that, so please.”

The UK Labour leadership campaign has made one thing abundantly clear – no one much cares about a war in Europe.
When I first wrote my now viral August 8 post on Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Ukraine it was because [...]

‘Very existence’ of Crimean Tatars under threat

This cross-post by Paul Canning has also been posted on the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection blog
Reblogged from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. My only comment is to wonder where the solidarity from fellow Muslims (outside of Turkey) is. Such as those forming part of the so-called ‘Stop the War Coalition’.
Refat Chubarov, Head of the Crimean [...]

Corbyn and Ukraine: it’s not pretty

This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
Last week a story emerged from Eastern Ukraine that sent chills. Journalist Maxim Tucker wrote that there were very real fears that the ‘rebels’ were building a ‘dirty bomb’.
With the help of Russians, nuclear scientists supposedly, a repository of radioactive waste had been opened and there was ‘chatter’ about [...]