Author Archives: USCC

Elections in Occupied Territories: An Attempt to Legitimize Occupation

Since 2014, Russia has been trying to create the illusion of legitimacy for its actions on the territory of Ukraine: the occupation of Crimea, the creation of new republics that it later incorporated into the federation, and eventually a full-scale invasion. Not the least role in this is systematically played by “independent international experts” who are in fact European citizens paid by the Kremlin and those who are also responsible for Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Sanctions “barrier”: how European companies circumvent sanctions against Russia by sponsoring the war in Ukraine

In the year and a half of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine, the EU has imposed 11 packages of sanctions on companies and individuals to deter the Russian war machine. But so far, this pressure has not been enough to stop the war and the deaths of Ukrainian civilians.

The Russian Trace Surrounding the Ratification of Sweden’s NATO Accession and What the Quran Has to Do with It

In October, the ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession application by the Turkish parliament is expected. Sweden submitted the application last year, but besides the Kurdish issue, the controversial actions of burning the Quran have also had a negative impact on the relations between the two countries. The escalation of the conflict did not go without Russia’s interference.

Postponed “Judgment Day”: how Russian narratives around the war have changed

Over the course of 19 months of full-scale war in Ukraine, Russian headlines that once boasted about the successes of “theirs” have transformed into attempts to reassure the Russian society.

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