A chance for Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation?

22. August 2016 by Michał Gulczyński & Ivan Kendzor

michal-gulczynskiivan-kendzorAlthough Poland is seen as the major ally of Ukraine in the European Union and the most engaged country in its democratisation process, relations between the two countries are not flawless. The massacres of Polish and Ukrainian civilians in Volyn in 1943 by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army left an unresolved black mark on the friendship between the two nations to this day.

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The destiny of Crimean Tatars after Crimea’s annexation in 2014

12. January 2016 by Ivan Kendzor

Ivan KendzorDuring the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russian Federation in March 2014, little attention was paid to the destiny of the 240,000 Tatars who inhabit the peninsula. The case of the Crimean Tatars is interesting, primarily because they are one of the few groups residing in Crimea who were in direct opposition to Putin’s regime and against the occupation. To better understand the origin and current state of conflicts between the Russian Federation and Tatars, it is necessary to take a short look back into history.

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