This is not a rating. The Ukrainian Week has decided to put aside that common approach for determining the "most influential," "richest" and "most successful" Ukrainians. Our chief criteria for inclusion was different - the ability to move ahead, counteract, develop and act as a catalyst for healthy processes. Remarkably, 2011 offered a number of collective images. These are communities of like-minded people who feel their responsibility for what is happening in the country. They may be evidence of a nascent civil society.
On May 16, Ukrainian filmmaker currently jailed in Russia as a political prisoner went on a hunger strike. In a public letter he wrote that he would only stop the strike if all 64 Ukrainian prisoners jailed in Russia for politically-motivated grounds are released
The opposition in Ukraine is mostly reactive and it chooses actions that will be most useful for criticizing the current Administration or gaining the attention of a specific part of the electorate. What Ukraine needs most right now is a consolidating program and a party that could present its own alternative for the country