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    Default Ukraine: non-military aspects (2016 onwards)

    A new thread for this topic in 2016, created by a moderator. The previous thread July 2015 to end of 2015 had 40k views and 455 posts:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=21017
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    An article that promises to explain and in particular:
    During spring and summer 2014, ‘eastern Ukraine’ as an imagined entity ceased to exist. The cities of Donetsk and Luhansk became the capitals of the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Republics’, directly experiencing the horror of armed conflict. Kharkiv, however, avoided this fate, and Dnipropetrovsk emerged as a symbol of loyalty to the Ukrainian state—the ‘heart of Ukraine’. The following question naturally arose: why did the cities of eastern Ukraine take such different trajectories? Why didn’t Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk become Donetsk and Luhansk?
    Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-rus...raine-was-lost
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    Default Crimea’s bright future

    A first-hand account of life in the Crimea, in November 2015, by a resident:https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-rus...-bright-future

    In summary:
    In the 15 months since Crimea was annexed by Russia, Ukraine’s former resort-cum-military base has undergone severe changes. Extremism investigations, kidnapping, intimidation and harassment are all features of working in politically sensitive professions in Crimea. The central bureaucracy and government has been mired in scandal over indecision and incompetence. Meanwhile, the peninsula is experiencing a crisis of infrastructure, with healthcare under pressure and food prices rising due to changes in supply chains. Electricity is available for limited periods due to the blockade and disruption on the border with Ukraine. Thousands of people have left, whether for political and economic reasons.
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    List of the streets to be renamed in Rovno, Western Ukraine, following 'decommunisation' process https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivne

    first line: Pukhova street renamed to Oleksandra Muzichka street. In case you forgot: Oleksandr Muzichko
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Muzychko
    was a petty criminal and notoruous maidanero killed by Ukrainian police in 2014. The reason behind this particular renaming is complete mistery for me.
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    The resigned Minister of economy of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius told The Financial Times about the reasons for his resignation. Journalists appreciate his decision and talk about the future of the country in the context of stalled reforms and unsuccessful fight against corruption.
    "Ukraine's last chance to secure it's freedom", "Ukrainians deserve better than to lose their reform champions" - an articles in "Financial Times"

    http://search.ft.com/search?queryText=ukraine
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    Poroshenko tried to throw Yatzen'uk along with his cabinet under the bus, but failed to rally Rada for this cause, Yatz stays.

    http://korrespondent.net/ukraine/363...anyl-svoi-post
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    Default Ukrainian war: a written narratives on insurgency

    Here will be links to relevant accounts, first two as follows, waiting a valliant and honest researcher:

    Battle cat Murz
    http://kenigtiger.livejournal.com/1555492.html
    (this particular entry about Debal'tsevo. The main idea is: one helter-skelter army assaulted another helter-skelter army positions, the first one show a little less helter-skelterness an so prevailed)

    Diary of a Russian nazi-libertarian, whose relevant entries are tagged "Новороссия" :http://afrika-sl.livejournal.com

    http://www.afrika14.com/notes-of-a-t...hter-prologue/
    some of his texts translated to English.

    upd.1

    http://trueredrat.livejournal.com/
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    http://fareastener.livejournal.com/

    Is the blog of the comms officer of an artillery battalion, which has a recent entry, but in Russian and is a lamentation about Ukrainians who now use digital communications which cannot be intercepted with his current facilities.
    Incidentally byline means:
    intelligent can understand the issues that are confusing a donkey
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