West Will Not Arm Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

So the West will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, and I personally think this is a bad investment for security in the region.  Don’t worry, contemporary Ukraine and its friends will find a way to arm itself. The West has been anally hesitant on helping Ukraine to defend itself against a clearly aggressive neighbour…

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Do you have a social media reach of over 100K? If so you may consider lending your reach to an initiative by two Canadians. I was an expat in Ukraine for nearly ten years, my friend is still there. On June 18, 2014 Nadiya Savchenko was abducted by Russian backed terrorists and against the rules…

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…

A Call Out to President Poroshenko – Your Inaugural Address

Dear Mr. President Poroshenko, As a Canadian of Ukrainian heritage and someone who has dedicated at least all of my adult life to Ukrainian issues including working on democracy development during my nearly ten years living in Ukraine, I would like to congratulate you on your election on May 25, 2013 and upon your inaugural…

Russian Media: Lies or Truthful Bullshit

[This is meant to be a political satire, yeah right] If there is any doubt in your mind about just how Russian media has become a propaganda tool until now, I hope that after you have read this that you will agree with me Russian media is following what I call the Goebbels School of…

” Putin Khuylo ” or Putin’s Goebbels School of Propaganda

Language is a wonderful thing and the ability to communicate is fascinating. Very often phrases get lost in translation and rather than clarifing one point or another they become obfuscated. In particular a very new phrase – Putin Khuylo. The need to clearly communicate becomes even more challenging during times of crisis and war. Russia…

We Need Bigger Sticks Against Putin’s Hypocrisy and His Twisted Reality

Today a headline from Reuters read, “Russia says EU sanctions will hurt Ukraine peace efforts”. Is it possible that the stick of sanctions has had some effect and are disrupting Putin’s inner circle and that he fears even further sanctions, or is it that he simple wants the world to think that he can convince…