Russia Monitor Monthly 4/23

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Trafficking in Persons: Causes and Effects on the International Community

Trafficking in Persons: Causes and Effects on the International Community

Numerous myths surround the challenging issue of human trafficking, a problem that profoundly impacts fundamental human rights, freedom, and dignity. The issue is concerning because there is a significant chance that we have come across a victim of this illegal and inhumane practice at some point. However, guided by general and selective knowledge, many of us have neglected to take action and offer assistance to those in need.

EU: Climate Policy in Focus

EU: Climate Policy in Focus

We are pleased to invite everyone to Warsaw Institute online event EU: Climate Policy in Focus. See the upcoming challenges and for european policy not only this year but in the future too.

Visegrad 2024: Building the Future Agenda

Visegrad 2024: Building the Future Agenda

We are pleased to invite everyone to Warsaw Institute online event Visegrad 2024: Building the Future Agenda. See the upcoming challenges and opportunities for the V4 Group.

Ukrainians Celebrate Christmas on December 25 for the First Time

Ukrainians Celebrate Christmas on December 25 for the First Time

Ukrainian Orthodox Christians attended services as the country for the first time celebrated Christmas on December 25, after the government changed the date from January 7, when most Orthodox believers celebrate. Shifting the date from January 7 to December 25 is seen as another symbol of breaking away from Moscow, signifying the nation’s intent for lasting cultural ties with the West.

Ukraine Damaged Russian Novocherkassk Landing Ship

Ukraine Damaged Russian Novocherkassk Landing Ship

At 2:50 AM on December 26, Ukraine carried out an airstrike in Crimea that destroyed a Russian Navy tank landing ship. The Novocherkassk (142) / BDK-46 (Project 775) is a large landing ship from the NATO reporting name Ropucha-class. The attack was carried out by cruise missiles Storm Shadow / SCALP-EG, launched from two Su-24M/MR reconnaissance aircraft.

Disinformation, Hate Speech and Power

Disinformation, Hate Speech and Power

Disinformation (against a group of people), hate speech and the acquisition of power have a special relationship. During the History we can see how these three elements cooperate and how can the disinformation and hate speech lead to a coup or a successful election.

Ukraine Is Waiting For First Batch of F-16

Ukraine Is Waiting For First Batch of F-16

As 2024 approaches, the anticipation of the arrival of the first F-16 multirole fighters grows. The Kyiv government believes that Western jets will aid in securing air superiority and boosting morale, particularly following the setback of an unsuccessful counteroffensive.

Ukraine Heads Into the Second Year of the Defensive War

Ukraine Heads Into the Second Year of the Defensive War

In 2021, around 2.3 million undocumented migrants from Asia and Africa landed in Europe. It was the first serious renewal of migration crisis since 2015. In 2022 and 2023, even more migrants arrived. Consequently, EU institutions and nations took action to break the stalemate over unregulated migrant flows and the bloc’s migration policy as such.

Republicans in the Senate Voted to Block Aid Package for Ukraine

Republicans in the Senate Voted to Block Aid Package for Ukraine

On Wednesday, December 7, Republicans in the Senate voted to block an emergency spending bill that would have provided assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and other measures relevant to security. This represents another chapter in the deepening American domestic divide, a factor that could ultimately shape the fate of Ukraine.

EU To Open Membership Talks With Ukraine

EU To Open Membership Talks With Ukraine

European Union leaders agreed on December 14 to start accession talks with EU candidates Ukraine and Moldova while granting formal candidate status to Georgia. Despite that, Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, opposed Brussels’ proposal to provide €50 billion from EU coffers to Kyiv.

Ukraine to Change Conscription Rules

Ukraine to Change Conscription Rules

The protracted war consumes vast human and material resources that influence the military and political successes of both warring parties. While in Ukraine much of wartime logistics are influenced by external factors, in Russia domestic resources usually prevail. Among all the factors of waging war, none is as fundamental as the trained human resource manifested on the front in the form of conscripts.

China in Francafrique

China in Francafrique

The question of Francafrique is very complicated and it is difficult to describe the nature of ties between France and the former colonies. The research of Francafrique is priceless, because it can help a lot to understand the diplomatic war between the great powers.

Russian disinformation vs. parliamentary elections in Slovakia

Russian disinformation vs. parliamentary elections in Slovakia

National Council elections were held in Slovakia on 30 September, which were won by the national-left party Smer (23%). The election result meant that a collation had to be formed, as Smer received too few votes to govern alone. The mission to form a government was entrusted by Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová to Smer party leader Robert Fico, who was already in office. Smer has entered into a coalition agreement with the centre-left HLAS (Voice) and the nationalist Slovak National Party (SNS). The new governing coalition has 79 out of 150 seats in parliament.

CEE Cooperation Summit – Europe’s Rising Power

CEE Cooperation Summit – Europe’s Rising Power

The CEE Cooperation Summit 2023 is a unique opportunity to delve into the challenges and opportunities that define the CEE region, while also exploring the synergies and cooperation fostered by the Three Seas Initiative.

Russia, China Cement Military Ties

Russia, China Cement Military Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission and a close associate of Chinese President Xi Jinping, met on Wednesday, November 8, in Moscow for talks.

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