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Having called on the Obama administration for several months to show leadership in pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin for his ongoing aggression against Ukraine, Freedom House welcomes today's announcement of new, tougher U.S. sanctions targeting Russian banks and energy companies.

Freedom House encourages the Ukrainian Rada to ratify the Rome Statute without delay and send a clear signal that there should be no impunity for human rights abuses in Ukraine or elsewhere.

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In the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, antidemocratic forces have been on the rampage, threatening to pull the United States into new conflicts against its will. In each of these cases, the crisis has origins in authoritarian rule, and only a policy built on the promotion of democratic governance has any hope of ensuring a lasting peace.

 

President Obama and his European counterparts can help end Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine by imposing new, tough sanctions against the regime of Vladimir Putin this week, writes David J. Kramer in The American Interest. Click here to read David's op-ed.

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Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy

Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework and extremist groups, which resort to violence to influence society.

Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy Ukrainian Translation

Ультраправий екстремізм несе загрозу демократичному розвитку українського суспільства. У цьому тексті викладений огляд діяльності та впливу ультраправих, зважаючи на різницю між групами, що висловлюють радикальні ідеї, проте більшою чи меншою мірою діють в рамках демократичної системи, та екстремістськими групами, які вдаються до насильства для впливу на суспільство

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