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The World Today: Ukrainian Complexities

The World Today: Ukrainian Complexities

Tariq Ali talks to Volodymyr Ishchenko about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, about policy, economy and the left movement.

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Two years after Euromaidan: repression of public protest returns

Two years after Euromaidan: repression of public protest returns

During the period from April to August 2015 some positive trends regarding the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly were reversed, and now the total number of instances of repression of protests is higher than during the term of Viktor Yanukovych. This is according to the results of monitoring of protests, repressions and concessions conducted […]

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Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine?

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine?

Volodymyr Ishchenko says the ceasefire is likely just a pause before another military campaign begins.

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Voices of the Protest (video) | Голоси протесту (відео)

Voices of the Protest (video) | Голоси протесту (відео)

What did really happen on the Ukrainian Maidan? What are the causes of the war in the east of Ukraine? It is very difficult to find clear answers to these questions about the contemporary Ukrainian situation. The information war complicates this task. The fog of propaganda obscures the actual events with malicious fabrications. As a rule, most commentators reproduce the […]

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Maidan, the Right-Wing and Violence in Protest Events Analysis

Maidan, the Right-Wing and Violence in Protest Events Analysis

Volodymyr Ishchenko How significant was the participation of the far right in Maidan? Unfortunately, this question quickly falls  victim to extreme politicization due to two phenomena: first, active propaganda aimed at discrediting Maidan by its opponents, including the Russian media, and second, by whitewashing attempts by Maidan’s (left-)liberal or moderate nationalist supporters. Despite the hot […]

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Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine

Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine

Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country. Transcript ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore.It’s been about three weeks since Ukraine, Russia, and rebels in East Ukraine agreed to […]

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