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By choosing to forge a pro-presidential majority in the future parliament using methods from 10 years ago, the Presidential Administration is doomed to repeat the events of 2004
6 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The Robert Schuman Foundation is one of the few European think tanks that systematically pays attention to Ukraine’s affairs. Its president, Jean-Dominique Giuliani, has personally come to Ukraine on a number of occasions. In his interview for The Ukrainian Week he looks at how Kyiv has failed to meet the standards of a rule-of-law state and offers his view on the persecution of former members of the government in the country.
6 June, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Civil Position, the party of former Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, has a special place among opposition forces that prefer to ignore efforts to unite and which have few chances of entering parliament independently in 2012
5 June, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Pseudo-opposition and unpopular projects could steal as much as 10% of the opposition’s votes and play a destructive role in electoral commissions
5 June, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
A number of facts suggest that the Presidential Administration is promoting Natalia Korolevska’s political project. True or not, she is now playing into the hands of the government in its efforts to take control of the future parliament
5 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
How Ukrainian officials are distorting Ukrainian culture
5 June, 2012   ▪   Roman Horbyk
A confrontation over language legislation proposed by the ruling party is unfolding in Ukraine.
5 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
As the Presidential Administration begins to doubt its ability to stay in power after the parliamentary and later presidential elections, the current authorities are under pressure to pursue alternative scenarios, a key one being changes to the constitution
30 May, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Vitali Klitschko’s rapid political ascent is due to his readiness to say what most voters want to hear. Yet, it is currently too early to talk about any strategic vision of the nation’s development
22 May, 2012
Vitali Klitschko’s Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) refuses to run under a single party list with Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna and Arseniy Yatseniuk’s Front of Change in the upcoming parliamentary election. From now on, it is the only opposition political force other than the ‘united opposition’ that is confidently crossing the 5% threshold.
22 May, 2012
The leading Western media have written much and mostly negative about Ukraine in the past few weeks, focusing on Euro 2012 boycott by European presidents for the bad treatment of Ms. Tymoshenko
21 May, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
Bankova Street’s hopes to manipulate the EU have crashed. Europe has let Ukraine know that it cannot integrate with its current government, but the issue of an efficient alternative remains open
21 May, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
As its popularity ratings plummet, the Party of Regions will find administrative resources and falsifications insufficient and will have to actively employ spoilers against the opposition. The latter’s excessive ambitiousness will only give the advantage to Bankova Street*
3 May, 2012   ▪   Milan Lielich
Batkivshchyna and the Front of Changes, two most popular opposition forces, presented the Declaration of Unity signed by Yulia Tymoshenko and Arseniy Yatseniuk. They announced plans to run under one list in the upcoming parliamentary election.
3 May, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Passed hastily at night, the new Code of Criminal Procedure was supposed to be a demonstrative adaptation to international standards that will conceal broader opportunities for those in power to continue political repression in the Ukrainian reality
3 May, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
On 13 April, the Verkhovna Rada passed an amendment to the Law On Pipeline Transport to Reform the Oil and Gas Complex, which provides for the re-organization of Naftogaz, currently a national joint stock company.
3 May, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The situation surrounding the former Ukrainian prime minister has attracted so much attention that any procedural nuances will now drown in fiery debates about the need to have her released, evaluations of the Ukrainian government’s proclivity to repression and proposals of possible ways to pressure it into releasing political prisoners.
28 April, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The main players facing off in the parliamentary election campaign this autumn have begun to deploy their party structures.
27 April, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The Ukrainian Week managed to obtain several answers from Lutsenko prior to his hearing in Strasbourg.
23 April, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The European Court of Human Rights has yet to rule in Yuriy Lutsenko’s case
23 April, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The mayoral election in Kyiv will be the first test to reveal the united opposition’s ability to resist the technologies that will be used by the government to ensure the necessary outcome of parliamentary and presidential elections
17 April, 2012   ▪   Serhiy Hrabovsky
An investigation has revealed the essence of Ukraine’s current “national projects”program: these are mostly frauds covered up by hollow promises
17 April, 2012
PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs have once again visited Ukraine where they were finally allowed to see Yuriy Lutsenko and talk to the Prosecutor General. In an interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mailis Reps, Co-Rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee and an Estonian MP, shares her impressions of a meeting with Lutsenko and others and adverse trends she spotted in Kyiv.
11 April, 2012   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Participating in a London round-table, Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovsky used his impeccable manners and good command of English to try to present a very positive picture of Ukraine in the world's financial capital
11 April, 2012   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
Despite pressure and money, despite manipulating election legislation and bribing entire social groups with financial injections from the budget, Ukraine’s leadership feels increasingly insecure. The fear of losing power is gradually turning into panic as current officials become increasingly aware that one day they will be held accountable for violating written and unwritten social laws
3 April, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
It looks like the latest local by-election was a platform for testing mechanisms that could be used in the 2012 parliamentary election
30 March, 2012   ▪   Andrii Duda
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