Russia: New sanctions to enforce regime change?

As economic crisis in Russia deepens with the Russian rubel in free fall, the United States and the European Union both announced to impose further sanctions on Russia at the end of this week. US president Obama has decided to sign legislation on Friday that sanctions the Russian energy and military sector and over that … Continue reading Russia: New sanctions to enforce regime change?

Economy: Ukraine and Russia in free fall

Russian and Ukrainian economy seem to be in free fall as latest media reports suggest. Both countries are definitely facing a serious economic crisis that can have a negative impact on efforts to find a peaceful solution in the Ukraine conflict. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is calling the European Union for urgent financial aid … Continue reading Economy: Ukraine and Russia in free fall

Ukraine – human rights situation worsening

The latest report of the OHCHR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) describes an increasingly worsening humanitarian and human rights situation in Ukraine with a rather grim look into the future. The report deals with the time period from 1 November to 30 November 2014 regarding Crimea, Eastern Ukraine and the … Continue reading Ukraine – human rights situation worsening