25.09.2022

ANALYSIS

“Filigree games” in politics: how will the conflict in Ukraine affect the Balkans?

After the new situation on the Ukrainian battlefield and the fact that the conflict is not seen to end, the…

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How did Putin use Vucic to stick his finger in the EU’s eye?

Today’s statement by Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, in which he claims that he regularly talks with Serbian President Aleksandar…

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Émigré Anti-Putin Opposition Risks Becoming Victim Of A New Trust Operation – Analysis

By Paul Goble and The Jamestown Foundation Not since the 1920s has there been such a large Russian emigration committed…

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Is this the beginning of the end for the killer in the Kremlin?

Vladimir Putin built his dictatorship on two core foundations: ruthless control of his nation, whether fleecing its wealth with his…

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Russia’s losses in Ukraine benefit Turkey

Dimitar Bechev With the Kremlin stuck in war, Turkey is skillfully expanding its influence, to Moscow’s detriment. Whether it’s Syria…

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All connections between Dodik and Russia

While the European Union (EU) is tightening Russia’s isolation, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is…

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Putin is banking on his friends in the Balkans to help sustain his bloody war in Ukraine

By Michael Colborne I work at the investigative journalism website Bellingcat, where I lead our project using open-source research methods…

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Why the EU Should Ban Russian Tourists

A visa ban won’t have the same impact as military aid to Kyiv, but it would send a strong message…

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Why the cities that Ukraine has retaken matter?

A transport hub, an arms factory and a gas field: Ukraine recaptured vitial areas east of Kharkiv from Russia in…

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Video shows ‘Putin’s Chef’ recruiting russian prisoners for Ukraine war, offers them pardon

A man identified as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s close associate Yevgenii Prigozhin was captured on video recruiting prisoners to join…

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Kim Jong Un is Vladimir Putin’s and Xi Jinping’s new best friend

Pyongyang has abandoned any rapprochement with Washington. This week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir…

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Russia can’t stop lying about U.S. bioweapon labs in Ukraine

A laboratory worker holds samples of poultry entrails to test for bird flu in a laboratory in the eastern Ukrainian…

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Ukrainian surge throws Kremlin propagandists into disarray

Some advocate starting peace talks while others demand retaliation — all as Ukrainian troops advance. Ukrainian troops filmed themselves retaking…

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The G7’s price cap on Russian oil begins to take shape

The Group of Seven countries is working to cap the price of Russian oil in an attempt to limit Moscow’s…

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Russian nationalists rage after stunning setbacks in Ukraine, now Moscow is silent

Russian nationalists called angrily for President Vladimir Putin to make immediate changes to ensure ultimate victory in the Ukraine war,…

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Pro-Kremlin propaganda running out of gas

This week, the Kremlin finally showed its cards when spokesperson Dmitry Peskov admitted the obvious. Namely, that Russia’s gas supplies…

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War came to Crimea, and Ukraine ended the summer with start of counteroffensive

There are no more quiet places in Ukraine, and it now applies to the entire internationally recognized territory of the…

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The invasion of Europe by Chinese spies: They are all around us, and their plan is clear

It was like an episode of the spy thriller “The Bureau”. A French intelligence officer known only as “Henri M”…

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Ukraine’s Six Months of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey M. Hovenier August 24th marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Sadly, the day also…

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How the ‘Storms’ were announced from the barricades in 2011 to the barricades in 2022.

On April 26, 2013, when Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic defended in the parliament that he had reached the Brussels…

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Preparing the West for the Coming China Crisis

Democracies face a strategic competitor in China, which produces destructive technology at great speed and in large quantities. The West…

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Russian Disinformation Spreading in New Ways Despite Bans

After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin’s top…

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How the Ukrainians discovered ‘Center 16’, the Russian espionage system

Its main task is to collect data from the online space, monitor the electronic communication of foreign countries, and carry…

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How pro-Russian and Russian Telegram channels spread misinformation about Kosovo

Russian and pro-Russian channels on Telegram, which until then were focused on the war in Ukraine and justifying the invasion,…

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War in Ukraine: Russia terrorizes country and tortures people to force Ukraine to surrender

July in Ukraine was really hot, even though the front line had practically frozen. The last major victory of the…

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The Skopje-Sofia contest and Russia’s plans

The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, continues to address the Balkans in the statements he gives to…

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Under the Russian danger, Brussels hurries to integrate the region

Skopje and Tirana officially started the process of negotiations for membership in the European Union (EU). After many expectations and…

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Ukraine’s covert operation to take out elite Wagner Group mercenaries in Donbas

Not all of Ukraine’s attacks on Russian positions end up circulating on social media like the recent strikes on what…

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ZDM: Russian propaganda narratives dominate social networks

Around 80% of the 600 analyzed social media comments in Austria and Germany are with a pro-Russian tendency, it is…

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After invasion of Ukraine, a reckoning on Russian influence in Austria

/The Washington Post VIENNA — “Polizei!” barked the officers who stormed a third-floor apartment in the Austrian capital, moving to…

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has definitely made NATO many times stronger, more united and stable

Written by Dritan Demiraj The NATO summit in Madrid ended on June 28-30, and it is already clear that the…

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Russians bought properties worth 20 million euros in Montenegro in four months

Russia was the biggest investor in Montenegro in the first four months of this year, with 41.6 million euros of…

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Aleksandar Vucic said that Milan Radoicic has nothing to do with the state of Serbia – the latter had participated in the threatening meeting for Kosovo of the Serbian Security Council

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, has come to the defense of the head of the criminal group, at the…

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Moscow will have to choose either butter or guns

Op-Ed by HR/VP Josep Borrell Since Russia deliberately violated international law by invading Ukraine, the EU has adopted six packages…

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Serbia and Russia – two states one ruler, a match between two clubs and a signed agreement

The decision of the main international sports institutions to exclude Russian athletes from all competitions because of the war that…

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Russia’s Kremenchuk Claims Versus the Evidence

On June 27, reports that the Amstor shopping mall in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk had been hit in a…

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China Deepens Balkan Footprint With Plans For Power Plant In Bosnia

Despite lacking the necessary legal permits and facing growing pushback from local activists, a Chinese company is moving forward with…

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What is the impact of Russian bankruptcy?

Russia will not be able to pay its foreign debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution a century…

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Putin’s destruction of Ukrainian farms

Ukrainian farmers like Anatolii Kulibaba of Bilka struggle with tragedy following Russia’s full-scale invasion. A Russian military bombing killed his…

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Russian Embassy in South Africa, source of Russian propaganda on social networks

Russian propaganda is not a new phenomenon. It is a well-known and disturbing phenomenon. Some of the ways the Kremlin…

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What is Kaliningrad and why it is important to Russia

Russia and Lithuania have become embroiled in a row after the EU barred transport of some Kaliningrad-bound goods through its…

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