Ukraine in the claws of the agroindustry

Western and Russian interests collide in Ukraine in several economic and political areas as discussed e. g. here. One economic area that has recently attracted more attention in the mass media is the Ukrainian agricultural sector which is becoming increasingly attractive for foreign investors from Russia, the West, but also Saudi-Arabia. The fertile Ukrainian soil … Continue reading Ukraine in the claws of the agroindustry

“Battle break” in Ukraine

While media has become less interested in the conflict in Ukraine in the general belief that the recent ceasefire is holding, the situation in eastern Ukraine actually remains critical. Both sides claim to withdraw their heavy weapons according to the Minsk agreements, but the OSCE can’t – as only neutral observer – confirm those withdrawals … Continue reading “Battle break” in Ukraine

Russian Germans – the new extremists?

It’s not news that the separatists in eastern Ukraine receive and still receive support from foreign volunteers who join their fight against government forces (as e. g. mentioned here). But an article from the German “Zeit”-magazine could suggest that the fight in eastern Ukraine might become a Mecca for Russian Germans (“Russaki”)  who consider the … Continue reading Russian Germans – the new extremists?