• Much anticipation about Biden’s visit to Ukraine. What will the outcome be?

    On December 7, The US Vice President, Joe Biden is expected in Ukraine. It’s the second time in the history of Ukraine since an American politician of such rank will address the Ukrainian Parliament. George Herbert Walker Bush, who addressed the Ukranian MPs from Verkhovna Rada’s podium, was the first. This happened when Ukraine expressed its intention to become an independent State. In his speech entitled “Chicken Kiev,” the former U.S President called on Ukraine to refrain from suicidal …

  • Turkey’s officials express their views on the return of Crimea

    The Ambassador of Turkey, Yönet Tezel, stated in his interview to the Ukrainian News that Ukraine should not make any derogations from legal positions in order to return Crimea. Tezel continued to say that this problem can’t be solved by military means. It’s necessary to find a solution to this conflict through dialogue.

    “Under conditions, when there are conflicts almost everywhere in the world, military solutions aren’t viable,” Tezel said. He added that Turkey has no intention to change its …

  • Return of Crimea and destabilisation of Caucasus could be Turkish response to Russia

    Ukrainian political scientist and Director of the Institute of Global Strategies, Vadim Karasev, believes that during the friction with Russia, Turkey could raise the issue of the return of the Crimea to Ukraine on the international level. Moreover, Turkey could also support subversive underground movements in the Caucasus.

    “The Russo-Turkish confrontation has mostly taken place on the information level. The conflict has hybrid nature,” Karasev stated. The expert believes that the conflict …

  • Stoltenberg: Hybrid attacks can provoke NATO’s military response

    The NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that NATO can apply article 5 of the Washington Treaty, which will provide military response to all Alliance members, even in case of hybrid attacks on one of the country-members. Stoltenberg noted that the heads of NATO Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed on a possible application of the Article in any particular case. The hybrid attack can be understood as an armed conflict with the use of terrorist threats and information warfare.

    However, …

  • What Makes Islamic State Different From Other Terrorists?

    The Islamic State is a terrorist movement aimed at the creation of the theocratic Caliphate. Western media began to report about the new terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the summer of 2013. Early reports were of mass killings and public executions. In June 2014, terrorists established the Caliphate and started to call themselves Islamic State.

    Videos began to appear on the Internet that featured ISIS terrorists beheading journalists and employees of charity …