Centre for Defence Strategies

War Impact: global advocacy and analytics track

  • Olesia Ohryzko: Unmasking Russian lies amid the ECHR’s recent decision

    Lesia Ogryzko, Head of Analytics and Strategic Advocacy in the Center for Defense Strategies A year ago, on Feb. 21, just three days before Russia launched its full-scale invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the independence of two Russian-occupied Ukrainian regions – self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic.” At the time, many rightly

  • ECHR ruling confirms Russian invasion of Ukraine began in 2014

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on January 25 that cases brought by Ukraine and the Netherlands against Russia were admissible. This intermediate decision is a significant legal milestone in the quest for justice over Russian aggression against Ukraine, as it recognizes that parts of eastern Ukraine seized by so-called separatists in spring