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Russia’s Secret Soldiers
17 September 2014
Russia’s Secret Soldiers

Despite conclusive evidence, Vladimir Putin continues to deny Russia’s military presence at the Ukrainian territory. According to writer and journalist Alexander Podrabinek, only those, who are interested in propaganda and not in the facts, can overlook such cynical lies.

 
NATO Fumbles Ukraine
16 September 2014
NATO Fumbles Ukraine

On September 12, the U.S. and the EU expanded their sanctions against Russia following the escalation of the Ukraine crisis; however, as Donald N. Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, points out, NATO members have been holding back in their aid to Ukraine.

 
Illusory Ceasefire
11 September 2014
Illusory Ceasefire

On September 5, 2014, a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and separatist groups in eastern Ukraine was signed in Minsk, Belarus. According to political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya, the Minsk agreement is impossible to implement and will ultimately fail on all fronts.

 
The Fear of Responsibility
11 September 2014
The Fear of Responsibility

On September 8, 2014, the preliminary results of the investigation into the recent crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Donetsk, Ukraine, were published by the Netherlands commission assembled for the task. Moscow-based journalist Olga Melnikova comments on Russia’s reactions to the findings.