The V4 Must Help Ukraine Win its Struggle for a Democratic Future

In the near future I will be having guest posts from contacts I have globally. The first of these guest posts is below. By Volodomyr Valkov In November 2013 Ukraine was peacefully preparing to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union at the Vilnius summit. Back then it would have probably been considered an…

Seems Like FINA may be Against Russian Aggression

The FINA World Masters Championships are being held in Montreal from August 2-9th and there was something that caught my attention while I reviewed the schedule, and could be an indicator that FINA is against Russian aggression in Ukraine. This is not the first time that an international sports governing body has made, or what…

Moscovy’s labels of obfuscation

One of Putin’s heroes is the king of the labels of obfuscation Joseph Goebbels. Putin began taking plays from the Goebbels’ playbook of propaganda very early in the information war with Ukraine. In order to not only gain favour in Moscovy and all the other territories which he reins over in typical dictatorial form, but…

Day of International Criminal Justice and Putin Continues Committing Crimes

July 17 marks the day that the Rome Statute was signed and thus chosen as the Day of International Criminal Justice. The Rome Statute established the International Criminal Court on this day in 1998, and by July 1, 2002 it had entered into force. Somehow after the terrible atrocities of the early and mid-twentieth century…

She watched Chornobyl Burn – Olena Mokhnyk’s Story

Note: This was a piece which I wrote for the Kyiv Weekly on the twentieth anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Catastrophe in 2006. The Kyiv Weekly stopped publishing its English language edition some time earlier in 2014. So here is just the copy as I have it from my personal archives which I came across…