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The Ukrainian Week follows Western reaction to the verdict against ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. The shock caused by the moves of the Ukrainian government is fading. Experts and politicians analyze the new reality of Ukraine in the international arena
28 October, 2011   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
Those in power conceal information and instil propaganda clichés instead of building a dialogue with society
27 October, 2011   ▪   Ivan Halaichenko
Russian political activist, analyst and Professor at the Washington-based Hudson University Andrey Piontkovsky talks about the verdict against Ms. Tymoshenko and dictatorship in Russia
27 October, 2011   ▪   Olena Chekan
The Ukrainian police force outnumbers the military. Armed to the teeth, it can only fight against citizens but not protect them
27 October, 2011   ▪   Andrii Duda
Despite faking intense activity, the political opposition in Ukraine has failed to do anything significant to win back public trust
27 October, 2011   ▪   Ivan Halaichenko
The European Council is a place where everybody comes in pursuit of his or her own truth and almost surely finds both proponents and opponents. Is this about the pluralism of discourses or the scattering of actions? Apparently, about everything at the same time
27 October, 2011   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Unable to replace the Chief Justice of Ukraine directly, the government is now seeking alternative methods
24 October, 2011   ▪   Alina Pastukhova
Investigating commercial transactions may look less politicized to the West than the case of intergovernmental gas contracts.
21 October, 2011   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The West has essentially facilitated Viktor Yanukovych & Co. in coming to power by ignoring their violations of law in the first year of Yanukovych’s presidency. Now the consequences of these errors must be fixed
20 October, 2011   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Alexander Lukashenka’s political repressions are driving more Belarusians to Ukraine
19 October, 2011   ▪   Inna Zavhorodnya
Western politicians comment on the verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko announced on 11 October exclusively for The Ukrainian Week
14 October, 2011   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
On 12 October, Amnesty International presented a report on widespread tortures and ill-treatment, racketeering, and arbitrary detention by Ukrainian police
14 October, 2011   ▪   Heather McGill
If Ukraine fails to change its gas deals it needs to use the opportunities they offer strategically
13 October, 2011   ▪   Ivan Halaichenko
There will be no revolution this fall, but Ukraine is in for a wave of local protests
10 October, 2011   ▪   Alina Pastukhova
The position of non-democratic forces at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly keeps it from fulfilling its fundamental functions of protecting human rights and the rule of law to the full extent
10 October, 2011   ▪   Hanne Severinsen
The introduction of biometric national IDs will violate citizens’ rights and may be conducive to misuse of their personal data
10 October, 2011   ▪   Ivan Hryhoriev
At the Eastern Partnership summit, EU leaders indicated that there is a direct link between Ukraine’s European integration prospects and the Yulia Tymoshenko case
7 October, 2011   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira talks about the effect of scandalous trials in Ukraine on the prospects of signing the Association Agreement with the EU
6 October, 2011   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council: “The best thing Ukraine can do to improve its image is to not prosecute the opposition.”
6 October, 2011   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Ukraine will only be able to avoid turning into yet another one of Moscow’s puppet and the promoter of its interests on the EU border if the EU insists on keeping political processes in Ukraine within democratic limits
6 October, 2011   ▪   Rostyslav Pavlenko
Valentyna Telychenko: “We are dangerously close to the critical line, when because of the distrust of the judiciary, disputes will be not be resolved in the courts”
6 October, 2011   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Steven Pifer: “You have some people in Europe and the US asking if it is time to apply possible restrictions on certain Ukrainian officials”.
6 October, 2011   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
The EU is leaning towards signing an Association Agreement and Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine but ratification will depend on whether political repression stops
6 October, 2011   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Britain is one of the largest Western investors in Russia, yet has worse political relations with Moscow than any other major Western power.
3 October, 2011   ▪   Michael Binyon
This time, Europe said a deliberate "No!" during the Yalta Forum, instead of its common "Yes".
27 September, 2011   ▪   Svitlana Shushkova
The surprising pause in the Yulia Tymoshenko trial is more evidence of the trap in which the government has found itself.
26 September, 2011   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
 
 
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