Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

On July 27, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Zelenskiy’s Party Wins Big in Snap Elections, Signals New Direction for Ukraine

By Marren Haneberg In July’s snap parliamentary elections, Ukrainian President President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People Party secured a majority with 91 percent of the vote counted. Ukraine has a mixed-party system; half of Verkhovna Rada’s seats are determined by party lists and the other half by “first-past-the-post constituency…

‘We are Ivan Golunov’ – Russian Media Defends Its Own Against Wrongful Imprisonment

On July 13, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,, , With Comments Off on ‘We are Ivan Golunov’ – Russian Media Defends Its Own Against Wrongful Imprisonment

By Stephen Fortuna Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was on his way to meet a source for his latest article on June 6 when he was detained by the police. They took him into custody after finding mephedrone, an illegal designer drug, in his backpack. When Golunov appeared in court…