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An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federations Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent

An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federations Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent

This report is the first to address one of the more contentious and consequential questions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: whether the war is genocidal in character. With fighting still ongoing, modern tools have made it vital that this question be examined and its truth made known. With the word genocide so commonly used — and similarly disputed — allowing for a looseness of definition is unhelpful. A clear reckoning of the facts using the opportunities of modern methods of investigation together with legal analysis pursuant to applicable law is essential. This is a project of the New Lines Institute…
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Our tactics is when the enemy does not know what to expect from us – address by the President of Ukraine

Our tactics is when the enemy does not know what to expect from us – address by the President of Ukraine

Great people of a great country! The 22nd day of our struggle, our defense against one of the world's largest armies is over. Which we make smaller every day. Every day. But it still has numbers, equipment and reserves. We have information that the Russian military is recruiting mercenaries from other countries, trying to deceive as many young people as possible into military service. We know that this will not help them. So now I warn everyone who will try to join the occupiers on our Ukrainian land. This will be the worst decision of your life. Long life is…
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Russian media adopts defiant tone in face of western sanctions

Russian media adopts defiant tone in face of western sanctions

In Monday's newspapers many Russian outlets reject western accusations of aggression towards Ukraine and adopt a defiant tone in the face of western sanctions. The popular pro-government daily, Izvestia, carries comments from military commentator Vladislav Shurygin, who claims ongoing army drills with Belarusian forces are "peaceful," but notes they should serve as a warning to the Ukrainian government that its war with Russian backed separatists can't be won through "force". Kommersant, an influential business newspaper, tells its readers that "Moscow does not rule out that Ukraine or some third party is preparing to stage a provocation in Donbas in order…
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Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva allowed to compete at Beijing after Cas hearing

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva allowed to compete at Beijing after Cas hearing

Kamila Valieva can compete again at the Winter Olympics after sport's highest court ruled "exceptional circumstances" meant the 15-year-old Russian figure skater should not be provisionally suspended for a failed drugs test. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) pointed to age and issues around timing of the test result announcement in the reasons for its ruling. But critics have questioned why an athlete who has failed a drugs test is being allowed to compete on the world's biggest stage. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said it was "disappointed" by the ruling, saying it "appears that the Cas panel decided…
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2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics

2022 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know about the Beijing Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics are finally here, live on NBC and Peacock! See below for the answers to all of your frequently asked questions surrounding the Beijing Winter Games. If you’ve missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered with the best moments from the 2022 Winter Olympics. WATCH THE OLYMPICS: Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch the 2022 Winter Olympics live! When are the 2022 Winter Olympics? The 2022 Winter Olympics are set to take place on Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 20, just six months after the Tokyo Games. However, the competition begins…
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Global communities stand united in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Global communities stand united in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

UWC and 20-million strong Ukrainian global communities stand united in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.“Failure to support Ukraine now or force it to submit Moscow’s demands will have dire ramifications for all of Central and Eastern Europe. It will embolden authoritarian regimes to redraw borders or impose spheres of influence over sovereign countries through force,” stated Paul Grod, UWC President. “The threat of further Russian aggression goes beyond Ukraine. It is a threat to democracy and rules-based international order. Ukraine has chosen its Euro-Atlantic democratic future. We must not allow the Kremlin to take it away or force…
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Ukrainian Diplomats Assert that Russia is Not a Full-fledged UN Member State

Ukrainian Diplomats Assert that Russia is Not a Full-fledged UN Member State

Is Russia really a United Nations member state?  To date, the UN Secretariat refuses to declassify docs that would show Russia’s accession to it or shed some light onto the situation. Per documents, the UN’s Security Council permanent member state is the USSR, not Russia. The UN Security Council might have turned a blind eye to this fact in 1991, but it does not automatically  legalize Russia’s membership in it. In his interview with European Pravda’s editor Sergiy Sydorenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsia explains the situation. Watch the interview in Ukrainian on our YouTube channel…
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President of France Macron met with Russian President Putin in Moscow

President of France Macron met with Russian President Putin in Moscow

President of France Macron met with Russian President Putin in Moscow! The main thing from the negotiations: Putin: If Ukraine joins NATO and tries to return Crimea by military means, European countries will be involved in the conflict with Russia and “there will be no winners.”Putin is asking about security guarantees: “They are talking about guarantees from Russia, but who will give us guarantees? If NATO is a peaceful organization, what is the problem with returning to the 1997 guarantees? ”According to Macron, the coming days of negotiations will be “crucial” and new mechanisms need to be worked on to…
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The Ukrainian community in Ireland rallied against Russia’s actions

The Ukrainian community in Ireland rallied against Russia’s actions

The Ukrainian community in Ireland went to a rally in Dublin to protest against the actions of the Russian Federation. This was announced by the activist of the Ukrainian diaspora in Ireland Serhiy Balan! According to him, the joint rally near the Irish Parliament was supported by MPs along with other communities from Lithuania, Georgia and Belarus. At the same time, the administrator of the group of the Ukrainian information portal in Ireland "Irish House" Michael Baskin (Michael Baskin) added on his Facebook page: "We went to talk to the leadership of Ireland - we talked to the Prime Minister."…
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