The Theater of the Absurd. How and Why Russia Conducts “Elections” In the Occupied Territories
How Russia blackmails the world with hunger
The Kremlin is ready to play the “hunger games” in order to weaken Ukraine and its wartime allies. Russia’s participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative was accompanied by blackmail and threats to withdraw from the “grain agreement”, permanent sabotage of work of the Joint Coordination Center and implementation of systematic escalation policy. All of the aforesaid by no means contributed to global food security and stability.
How Russia prepares for pseudo-elections in the occupied territories
Russia plans to hold so-called “elections” to the “legislative bodies” (in other words, occupation governments) in the occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts as well as in 79 municipal districts this coming fall.
The April of Toxicity: How Russia Presided in the UN Security Council
In April 2023, the Russian Federation held the presidency in the UN Security Council, a body designed to support international peace and security. However, the situation is totally absurd because this state is committing aggression against another sovereign state, killing children, and committing genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Over a year under the occupation: how Russia's plans in Ukraine fail
Parts of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine have been under occupation for more than a year now. Russia is trying to integrate these territories into their own economic space in order to weaken their connections with Ukraine. In particular, the hryvnia came under the strike, as Russia seeks to replace it with the ruble. The occupiers introduced new rules for receiving social benefits and pensions: they can only be available to people who had become citizens of Russia. Recently, Ukrai...
Chronicles of Grain Blackmail, or How Russia Uses a Grain Deal to Lift Sanctions
The full-scale invasion of Russia provoked a food crisis in the world. Because of defeats at the front and the failure to seize Ukraine, the aggressor resorted to grain blackmail in order to weaken Western sanctions. The tool of this strategy was the Black Sea Initiative on the export of Ukrainian grain, which extension Russia uses every time to lobby their interests.