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Following on from our last dossier on Ukraine – Order and disorder: Dossier on the ongoing geopolitical situation in Ukraine, in October, this dossier includes a range of formative articles with a variety of opinions, as well as some background reading and links to articles on other websites.

There are links to each article as they appear on the New Cold War website, which deals with various aspects and opinions about Ukraine and the New Far Right, together with a brief introduction to the article.

New Cold War dossiers will be updated and republished from time to time as new posts are added.

To view an article click on its headline; to view the original, click on the ‘originally published’ link immediately preceding the introduction to the article.
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Original NCW articles

November update: elections in the Donbass republics; freezing Ukraine

This original NCW article offers an insightful review of political events in Ukraine during the month of November, including the recent Donbass Elections, calls to boycott them and explanations for the lacking of heating in Ukrainian homes.

By Dmitry Kovalevich, Nov 23, 2018
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Interview with Vasiliy Volga, the leader of the Ukrainian Union of Left Forces

Published for the first time in English on our website, this interview with Vasiliy Volga, leader of the Ukrainian Union of Left Forces, was conducted in May 2018 by independent researcher and writer, Halyna Mokrushyna.

By Halyna Mokrushyna, Nov 26 2018
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October update: more legislation and bans to keep Poroshenko in power

This original NCW article offers an insightful review of political events in Ukraine during the month of October 2018

By Dmitry Kovalevich, Oct 23 2018
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Other articles – in order of publication on the NCW website

Russian-Ukrainian Church turmoil driven by political ambitions

If a general election in six months wasn’t enough, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko now has plans to dismantle the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This article by regular NCW contributor Nicolai N. Petro considers the problems Poroshenko will face and the effect it could have on the country and much further afield.

By Nicolai N. Petro

Published on Russia Matters, October 19 2018
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Attempts to destroy canonical Orthodoxy in Ukraine will fail — Patriarch Kirill

The first of three articles leading up to and following the split between the Russian Orthodox Church and the See of Constantinople.

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church urged all believers to pray about decisions of the Russian church’s Holy Synod, to be held on October 15

First published in TASS, Oct 13, 2018
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Biggest split in modern Orthodox history: Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The second of three articles leading up to and following the split between the Russian Orthodox Church and the See of Constantinople.

“In the biggest rift in modern Orthodox history, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut all ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate, after it accepted a breakaway division of Ukrainian Orthodox Church as independent.”

First publish on RTOct 15, 2018
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The new Great Schism? What’s next for the world of Orthodox Christianity

The third of three articles leading up to and following the split between the Russian Orthodox Church and the See of Constantinople.

The Russian Orthodox Church has broken all ties with the See of Constantinople, seen as the center of Orthodox faith, but whether the church’s members will continue to view it as their faith’s ‘capital’ is up for debate.

First published on RTOct 16, 2018
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Russian-Ukrainian Church turmoil driven by political ambitions

If a general election in six months wasn’t enough, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko now has plans to dismantle the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This article by regular NCW contributor Nicolai N. Petro considers the problems Poroshenko will face and the effect it could have on the country and much further afield.

By Nicolai N. Petro

Published on Russia Matters, Oct 19 2018
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In Ukraine, is Constantinople rushing in “where angels fear to tread”?

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has given himself the onerous task of creating a new, single national church out of the many Christian denominations in his country. Regular NCW contributor Nicolai N. Petro discusses how this controversial initiative has re-opened old confessional wounds in Ukraine and threatens to divide the Christian world.

By Nicolai N. Petro

Published on Public OrthodoxyOct 25 2018
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 Back to the Dark Ages

Ron Ridenour’s book, The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert, “helps expose the underside of American power, and the distorted lens through which Russia is portrayed in the media.” This review examines Russiagate from a historical perspective.

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Published on blackagendareport.comNov 7, 2018
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War-related environmental disaster in Ukraine

This review of data and other environmental information regarding the active conflict in Ukraine has convinced the authors that the current war in the eastern portion of that country has heightened the potential for a severe ecological disaster there.

By Kristina Hook, Richard “Drew” Marcantonio

Published on thebulletin.orgOct 16, 2018
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Russia’s Mission

Although at the time the demise of the Soviet Union was lauded by many as the end of the Cold War, with NATO’s expansion eastward in the late 1990s it soon became clear that this was not the case. In this essay Petro examines what has happened during the last two decades and describes what the future holds.

By Nicholai N Petro

Published on JIA SIPA, Nov 14, 2018
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Why the U.S. Military is Woefully Unprepared for a Major Conventional Conflict

This lengthy article comprehensively examines the situation regarding the US military and is a full version of the analysis entitled Why the U.S. Military is Woefully Unprepared for a Major Conventional Conflict, which was originally released by SouthFront on October 10, 2018.

Written and produced by SF Team: Brian KalmanDaniel Deiss, Edwin Watson

Published on SouthFront on Nov 11, 2018
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Russia’s Turn To East Policy Appears To Be Useful Tool To Deter US Sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Russia Summit in Singapore for the first time between on November 14, amid continuous US sanctions on Russia, as well as American pressure on China.

Published by SouthFrontNov 18 2018
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Statement on the recent Elections in Donetsk and Luhansk

This article explores recent elections in the peoples republic of Donetsk and Luhansk from a Greek perspective, and calls for an immediate ceasefire and violation of international law by the Kiev government in Ukraine.

By Costas Isychos, Stathis Stavropoulos, Themis Tzimas

Published on Defend Democracy PressNov 14 2018
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Ukraine to declare martial law after sea clash with Russia

The last twenty-four hours has seen tensions ramping up between Russia and the Kiev government with Poroshenko saying that he will propose the declaring of martial law in the wake of an altercation in the Black Sea, which saw Russian military seize Ukrainian vessels for breaching Russian territorial waters.

Published by RTNov 25, 2018
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Russia-Ukraine Black Sea Military Crisis: On The Brink Of War

According to fresh data about the developing incident in the Black Sea, the Russian Federal Security Service’s Border Service is reported to be forced to open fire at 3 Ukrainian warships carrying hostile actions in the Russian territorial waters.

Published by South Front, Nov 26, 2018
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Links to other recent and relevant articles our readers may find interesting, showing that the rise of the new far right is being linked to client states of NATO

FBI: Neo-Nazi Militia Trained by US Military in Ukraine Now Training US White Supremacists

Polish president and PM set to join fascist march in Warsaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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