Soon, Armenians will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in their country, where the populism played a key role. This year another Eastern Partnership country, Ukraine, will face a difficult dilemma of populism in the choice of their new president.
Vladislav Surkov’s job has always been to get people talking about everything except what’s real.
On Feb. 11, the ill-reputed Vladislav Surkov, now personal advisor to President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, published another magnum opus that will almost surely have the pundits hopping. In the spirit of public service, then, here’s a preemptive debunking: Surkov’s a shill.
Early in the morning on 25th of November two Ukrainian Navy armored artillery boats and a tugboat set off from the Black Sea in Odessa via the Kerch Strait to Mariupol in the Azov Sea. The Ukrainian navy assert that they had informed in advance of the boats’ planned movements “in accordance with international norms”.