War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 112 [10.00 am, 15.06.2022 🇯🇵🇨🇿]

The European Commission and  Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine have agreed on the final text of the EU-Ukraine Special Agreement on the Liberalization of Road Transport. The Agreement envisaged performance of bilateral and transit traffic by Ukrainian carriers without permits. This will significantly improve and speed up logistics between Ukraine and the EU.

“Friendly Foes”: Art as a Soft Power of Russian/Soviet Colonialism 🇬🇧🇺🇦

If asked to name colonialism’s dominant trait, I’d say it is unification. An empire is a patchwork, with each piece having its distinct cultural, political, and administrative features and mindset. A colonial repressive mechanism promotes the illusion of a homogeneous space where everything is common: the language, the cultural norms, the traditions. Every feature, once forced upon a given group of people, must be taken by that group as something primordial and familiar.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 107 [10.00 am, 10.06.2022 🇯🇵🇩🇪🇨🇿🇷🇸]

The Leaders of the Political Groups of the European Parliament called on the heads of EU member states to decide on granting Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia the status of a candidate for EU membership at the summit in Brussels on June 23-24. Meanwhile, Olha Stefanyshyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, says there are three countries in the EU block that are opposing the EU candidate status for Ukraine, without mentioning their names.