More insider information from Russia’s troll army

The Russian government is putting a lot of efforts into influencing public opinion in the West especially when it comes to Ukraine and the still ongoing conflict there. The first reports about a Russian troll army that spreads the Kremlin’s point of view came up already last year and drew some attention to the St … Continue reading More insider information from Russia’s troll army

AI – separatists executed Ukrainian POW

Amnesty International accuses “pro-Russian armed groups” for torturing and executing Ukrainian prisoners of war (POW). According to the organization the Ukrainian prisoner of war Ihor Branovytsky, who was captured at the Donetsk airport, was hit and executed by a separatist commander. Amnesty International refers to video footage it reviewed and to alleged eye-witnesses. Amnesty International … Continue reading AI – separatists executed Ukrainian POW

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