As Brian Whitmore points out in today’s Daily Vertical, when Russia’s main TV propaganda organ gets a good story going, they don’t want to give it up just because the facts don’t fit.
Analyst: “…some of the pro-Russian armed groups are acting independently and are interested in undermining the plans for local elections.”
ANALYTICAL REPORT: by Oleg Ustenko, Djulia Segura, Valentyn Povroznyuk, Edilberto L. Segura
SigmaBleyzer private equity investment management firm & The Bleyzer Foundation (TBF), Kyiv, Ukraine
Published by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Wed, May 25, 2016
“In the end the system in Ukraine is simply unsustainable and I guess to get the next IMF tranche signed off the new government needs to begin to show how it is going to address the pension shortfall over the longer term – simply hiking social security contributions is hardly likely to suffice for the IMF.”
Analyst: “While time used to be on the side of the West (before the migrant crisis), the West’s electoral turn towards right-wing parties is switching the advantage in time towards Russia.”
“My colleagues were impressed with the level of relations between Ukrainian churches. And we want to tell about it everywhere, because often we hear a lot of false information about the state of affairs in Ukraine,” the student group leader said.
On the LSE, natural gas E&P Regal Petroleum (RPT LN) jumped 14.3%, extending its win streak to three sessions with a 60.0% advance.
Lev Gudkov, the director of the Levada Center polling agency, adds that Russian Orthodoxy is “an ethno-confessional identity” rather than a faith, with fewer than seven percent of those saying they are Orthodox in fact observing religious rules, fewer than half attending services regularly, and only 55 percent of them saying they believe in God.