Analyst: “We believe EU governing bodies could vote to make the first concessions on sanctions as early as next year.”

Analyst: “If elections are ever held in Donbas, an outcome we view as less-than-likely, then the earliest we see them is 2019, which would be simultaneous with Ukrainian presidential and parliamentary elections.”



The Polish Operation of the Soviet NKVD security service in 1937–1938 was a mass operation of the NKVD carried out against purported Polish agents in the Soviet Union during the period of the Great Purge.  At least 111,091 Poles were executed. [Wikipedia] 

Kakha Kaladze is seen here during his playing days for Ukrainian soccer club Dynamo Kyiv


George Soros has donated $32bn to his foundation over his lifetime.


Photo: With President Petro Poroshenko during a visit to Ukraine 


Photo courtesy Presidential Press Office

The meeting will gather experts from the EU Member States, the Eastern Partnership countries, EU institutions, international organizations, representatives of civil society and academia to discuss recent trends, developments and challenges in preventing facilitation of irregular migration.

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, right, and Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Szijjarto's office in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017


Analyst: “…despite Putin's desire to pull out of Ukraine, there is little he can do without seriously damaging his own fortunes, and there is little impetus on any side for a major change from the status quo.”


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Photo: Inside the Cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Bielsko-Biala. Monuments like this, in cemeteries or over burial grounds, are also protected, but the definition of what constitutes a burial ground is open to some interpretation.



The latest efforts by the Kremlin to disrupt NATO deployment include face-to-face harassment of soldiers using personal data. Some experts have said these tactics can easily turn deadly.


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