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Pressure ramped up on Russia over MH17 | 20 February, 08:51

Article | Source: The Australian |

Invictus Games: Ukrainian fighting spirit borne out war now used for peace | 24 October 2018, 06:53

Some of the most harrowing stories of armed conflict continue to be revealed as Invictus competitors take time from their preparations to meet community supporters.
Comment | Source: SBS | Author: Laurie Lawira

INVICTUS GAMES HELPS UKRAINE’S SVYRYDENKO RE-START HIS LIFE | 18 October 2018, 06:56

Interview | Source: Invictus Games | Author: Ian Mountford

Melbourne exhibition features Australian survivors of 1930s famine engineered by Soviet Communists against Ukraine | 14 October 2018, 02:26

It’s part of the Holodomor 85 Project, which aims to portray the experiences of Australian-Ukrainians to raise awareness of the little-known genocide which has been likened to the Jewish Holocaust in its scale.
Media review | Source: Herald Sun | Author: Chloe Livadeas

Ukraine community gathers to remember M17 victims | 17 July 2018, 10:51

There were no Ukrainians onboard flight MH17 when it was shot down on July 17, 2014. But since the day the plane fell into over Eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard, Ukrainian communities around the world have been marking the tragedy in different ways.
Comment | Source: Canberra times | Author: Sally Pryor

John Besemeres: Perhaps we mark the end of the period of Western passivity in the face of Russia's increasingly | 09 May 2018, 03:42

Despite the fact that Canberra consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, there are many Putin's apologists in Australia. Ukrinform spoke with leading Australian expert on Eastern Europe, Research Fellow of the Australian National University's Center for European Studies Dr John Besemeres about why it happens, what attitude to Ukraine and Russia prevails in Australian society today, and how Australia tackles Russian propaganda.
Interview | Source: Укрінформ |

Main publications of world scientific and analytical and expert centers 14/04 - 14/04/17 | 20 April 2017, 03:37

 RAND - Perceptions of Russia as a military threat differ sharply across Europe and appear to be heavily influenced by geographical proximity to Russia. Some of Russia's neighbors see Russia as capable of and potentially willing to carry out a conventional attack against them but do not necessarily see such an attack as likely. Relations with Russia have changed irremediably. Tensions are unlikely to recede anytime soon. 2.       ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Is the IMF good for Ukraine? Undisputedly yes. Thanks mainly to IMF loans of $8.8 billion in the last two years, Ukraine’s international currency reserves have risen from $5 billion to $16.7 billion, which has allowed the exchange rate to stabilize and inflation to be contained, offering Ukraine real possibilities to finally start growing soundly. 3.       ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Russia’s Novorossiya project has plunged the world into a new Cold War and caused untold suffering to millions of Ukrainians, but it has also consolidated Ukraine’s sense of national identity and hastened the psychological split with Russia begun in 1991. Putin’s hybrid attack was supposed to end what many in Moscow continue to see as the aberration of Ukrainian independence. Instead, it has cemented Ukraine’s place on the European map after centuries in Russia’s shadow. 4.       ECFR – The meeting of the G-7 foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy had a dynamic that no one could have anticipated. The United States and the United Kingdom led a charge for the G-7 to declare that there can be no solution to the Syria crisis with Assad in power. They further tried (and failed) to line up their allies behind targeted sanctions against Russian military leaders for supporting Assad’s criminal regime. 5.       ECFR - It is impossible to predict which way the winds will blow after the referendum in Turkey next week. But one thing is clear: whatever the result of the vote, one man and one man alone will shape the course of Turkey’s future. 6.       CARNEGIE EUROPE - There is little indication that the U.S. military strike on a Syrian government air base on April 6 constituted part of a broader, long-term strategy adopted by U.S. President Donald Trump with regard to the conflict. The statements emerging from the administration since signal divisions on what will be the priority in Syria moving forward—ousting President Bashar al-Assad or defeating the self-proclaimed Islamic State. 7.       BROOKINGS - The world is changing very fast, and decisionmakers need help to untangle the complex tradeoffs between hard and soft law, policy guidance and political rhetoric, and good corporate practice and unbridled market capitalism. The current political dynamic in the United States, and potentially in Europe, may push us away, however, from the longstanding principles and practices of international law and cooperation needed to do this vital work. 8.       CHATHAM HOUSE - Never mind the Article 50 procedure. An annoyance and a waste of time, it is ultimately inconsequential. The UK will withdraw the request to leave the European Union. It can do this at any time until the end of the two-year period, whenever the government has come to its senses and found a better strategy to get what the British people want. 9.       CARNEGIE MOSCOW CENTER - Mr Trump prides himself on being a dealmaker. He now has a chance to secure that reputation. And in Mr Tillerson, James Mattis, US defence secretary and HR McMaster, the national security adviser, all of them steeped in the rules of power play, the masters of realpolitik in Moscow might finally have met their match. That they are losing their illusions about Mr Trump and his team is a good thing. But the game is not over. It is just beginning. 10.   NATIONAL INEREST - Analyzing the Russian reaction to the American missile strike, one can notice that this reaction was measured. Of course, no one could anticipate anything from Moscow other than condemnation of America’s actions. However, it seemed that officials, including President Putin, said only what was expected from them in this situation; no heated rhetoric followed. And, indeed, there was no need. Loud statements need to be followed by decisive actions; otherwise, a country’s international credibility and positions suffer.
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