Here are some references on the Ukraine war, starting with 13 articles by Olga Sukharevskaya, a Ukrainian diplomat and jurist now residing in Moscow. She started writing them early 2022, as the crisis developed, before Russian forces entered Ukraine on February 24. All of them appeared on Russia Today, which is now banned from Google search results in Europe, and subject to various censorship elsewhere. The next is from Sputnik, about the reign of terror visited on Ukraine’s Russophile citizens after the 2014 coup. The excerpt from Ukrainian TV shows Ukrainian Nazis candidly stating the real purpose of the Maidan uprising, not about “joining Europe”, but about a right-wing resurgence and war on Russia. Two articles argue that Russia’s attack was self-defense. If you can only sniff at ‘Russian state sources’ like a FB censorship algorithm, you are a sheep.
Richard Sakwa, professor emeritus at University of Kent (UK), is perhaps the leading competent, honest figure in the sorry body of academic Russia studies. He has published widely on post-Soviet Russian politics and international relations.
Ivan Katchanovski, prof at Univ of Ottawa, wrote a detailed study of the sniper murders of Maidan demonstrators that were a key factor in the overthrow of President Yanukovich. He attributed them to right-wing forces firing on demonstrators, not to the government. The study was accepted for publication, then rejected on political grounds.
Guy Mettan is a leading Swiss journalist and member of parliament, one time speaker, and writer on international affairs, including two books, on Russophobia, and on US domination of the EU
Diana Johnstone, journo living in Europe since the 1960s and PhD in history, wrote excellent accounts of the origins of the current aggression against Russia, and of the Baltic gas pipeline attacks.
John Helmer, academic and journalist living in Moscow since 1989, attributed the pipeline attacks to rabidly Russophobic Poland, assisted by Denmark, Sweden and US.
The interviews and articles by Jacques Baud, a Swiss with intel/military background, who worked with Nato on Donbass issues, are very informative and heterodox.
Gilbert Doctorow has a PhD in Russian history from Columbia, had a career in east-west business, and writes on the Ukraine war and related topics.
A Twitter thread compiles the advice of nearly 20 foreign policy experts, from George Kennan onward, for Ukrainian neutrality and against expanding Nato.
ConsortiumNews editor Joe Lauria wrote a long account of the 2014 Maidan coup against the Yanukovich government, in defending CN against censorship
The Slavyangrad Telegram channel has been active in various forms since 2014, as a blog, as a zine, and as a Telegram channel. Slavyangrad is partisan, but discerning and informative, edited by a Russian from the Donbass, living in Toronto, and many colleagues. Its material has been widely cited.
The Grayzone Ukraine archive has informative material as does Moon of Alabama.
From peacemaker to warmonger: Tragic downfall of Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky
How Crimea became part of Russia and why it was gifted to Ukraine
How Ukraine’s ‘Revolution of Dignity’ led to war, poverty and the rise of the far right
Under the Wolfsangel: The uncomfortable truth about radical ideologies in Ukraine
How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today
The Russian language in post-Soviet Ukraine: 30 years of discrimination against the country’s most popular tongue
Leaked documents expose Ukrainian attempts to destabilize Russia and draw NATO into a full-scale war with Moscow
Ukraine is preparing a law on full control over the media, as the last vestiges of press freedom disappear in Kiev
Bye-bye, Kiev, hello Cote d’Azur: As Westerners send aid, here’s how Ukraine’s corrupt elites are profiting from the conflict
Olga Sukharevskaya: West ignores evidence of Ukrainian torture and use of prohibited weapons when making ‘war crimes’ claims
Nuclear Ukraine? Amid ‘concerns’ over alleged Russian threat, the world overlooks the real danger
Olga Sukharevskaya: How the West has long planned to use Ukraine to fight a proxy war with Russia
‘Peacemaker’ of death: This Ukrainian website threatens hundreds of thousands with extrajudicial killings — some are Americans
What Did Putin Mean by ‘Denazification’ of Ukraine and Why is It so Important?https://sputniknews.com/20220225/what-did-putin-mean-by-denazification-of-ukraine-and-why-is-it-so-important-1093375330.html
Ukrainian Nazis on the 2014 coup. It was never about ‘joining Europe’ but about a right-wing resurgence, and breaking up Russia.
The Legality of War
Why Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is legal under international law
Richard Sawka, publications; articles at top, books below on this page
Ivan Katchanovski, publications; https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/1150. For suppression of his article about Maidan see his tweet at https://twitter.com/I_Katchanovski/status/1611196287122116609 and Kit Klarenburg at Grayzone https://thegrayzone.com/2023/03/12/academic-journal-maidan-massacre/
Guy Mettan, author of CREATING RUSSOPHOBIA From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria, and EUROPE’S EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA: To Be or Not to Be an American Vassal, author page at publisher Clarity Press: https://www.claritypress.com/book-author/guy-mettan/
Diana Johnstone The Specter of Germany Is Rising
John Helmer on the pipeline attacks
on Poland’s 2021 attack on the pipe-laying ship
Jacques Baud, The Military Situation in Ukraine, 1 April 2022
Jacques Baud, The Military Situation in the Ukraine—An Update 11 April 2022
Our Interview with Jacques Baud 1 May 2022
Jacques Baud: “The goal is not to help Ukraine, but to fight Putin” 1 June 2022
Interview on Ukraine with Jacques Baud 1 July 2022 Part 1
Interview on Ukraine with Jacques Baud 1 July 2022 Part 2
Jacques Baud, Hidden Truth about war in Ukraine 1 August 2022
Interview on Ukraine with Jacques Baud 1 September 2022
Gilbert Doctorow’s page with many informative articles
US experts opposed to expanding Nato and favoring Ukrainian neutrality
Joe Lauria’s defense of CN against censorship, with an account of the 2014 Maidan coup against Ukraine Pres Yanukovich
Slavyangrad Telegram channel
History of the channel, which has appeared in different forms since 2014.
Grayzone Ukraine archive, many informative stories
well-known source edited by Bernard, apparently Russian with a military background, living in US