13 000 6I4A6 800x520Three years since the outbreak of Russia’s war on Ukraine in the Donbas, Poland remains Ukraine’s closest military and political partner.

630 360 1489517993 3437Yesterday, on the first day of the visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to Turkey, the Ukrainian side received a note prohibiting any Turkish vessels to visit Crimea. "This is a very powerful signal," the head of our government said in this regard. And Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim assured his Ukrainian counterpart that Turkey condemned the annexation of Crimea and supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

panov s w620 h300 q100 m1472479848The illegal Annexation of Crimea by Russia has turned the peninsula not only into a military base, but also into a territory where such concepts as human rights, freedom, and security, are nothing more than empty words, writes Igor Fedyk, for the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Kyiv.

160226 Motyl.2.25.16 3If you’re wondering why the Minsk peace process isn’t leading to peace, look no further than a recent interview with Vladislav Inozemtsev, a highly respected Russian economist and director of the Center for the Study of Postindustrial Society in Moscow. The bottom line—surprise, surprise!—is this: Vladimir  Putin doesn’t want peace. He wants to make Ukraine into a permanent backwater state dependent on the Kremlin.

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