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With the old election law in place, the parliamentary campaign cannot radically upgrade the Verkhovna Rada now. Still, it will make it more adequate to the challenges faced by the state
15 September, 2014   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The “special status” of the Donbas within Ukraine can turn it into an impoverished criminal reservation. This will help Moscow conceal its occupation of part of the neighbour’s territory and legitimize its presence in the region
11 September, 2014   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
Sovietism is deeply rooted in the Donetsk prairies. Unless it is liquidated, the region will see no progress or solution to the current situation
10 September, 2014   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
The advance of Russians in the Donbas has halted the movement of the Ukrainian army eastward and intensified the panic in our rear. However, the shock will soon pass, and society may have no option but to prepare for a cold winter and a lengthy military confrontation
8 September, 2014   ▪   Dmitro Krapyvenko
Ukrainian activists are pursuing the lustration of state organs of professional frauds. Yet another place where lustration of corrupt individuals has to occur is among the Diaspora of the United States
25 August, 2014   ▪   Zenon Zawada
Ukraine is able to stand its ground in a gas war, even if it continues for years. The biggest threat, though, is to get hooked on Russian gas once again in exchange for a discount from Gazprom
20 August, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Russian aggression against Ukraine has forced the world to choose between two ways of handling the aggressor. Each was tested in the 20th century
19 August, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Chairman of the Lustration Committee speaks about the government’s tricks, the Kremlin’s agents and the need to rebuild government agencies from scratch
15 August, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
The Parliament inherited from Yanukovych holds an imminent threat to Ukraine, yet the breakup of pro-European coalition is potentially as dangerous
12 August, 2014   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
If the “Donbas pacification plan” announced by Petro Poroshenko is to be implemented effectively, the region’s administrative map could be redrawn more sensibly
9 July, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The Ukrainian Army after 23 years of “ingenious” military reforms and three months of warfare in Eastern Ukraine
8 July, 2014   ▪   Yaroslav Tynchenko
The Ukrainian Week talks to the Donetsk-born Yehor Firsov, the youngest MP in the Verkhovna Rada, about recipes for rapid career growth in politics, the bazaar atmosphere in parliament and the helpless Rinat Akhmetov
8 July, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
What the new President should start with to meet expectations of his voters
30 June, 2014   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The chairman of the UDAR faction in parliament speaks about the roots of the Poroshenko-Klitschko union, the need for an early parliamentary election and the tests of power
30 June, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, talks to The Ukrainian Week about the prospects of Russian imperialism, the efficiency of Western diplomacy and the possible consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war
12 June, 2014   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Russian weapons have transformed separatist-controlled territories into a battlefield. The locals support the rebels for promises of order and Soviet values. The region could quickly become the new Transnistria
10 June, 2014   ▪   Fox Trevor
Presidential elections are merely a prologue to the dramatic overhaul of political landscape
3 June, 2014   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
The question "who controls the separatists in the eastern Ukraine?" has no categorical answer. The insurgents of Donetsk don't have a single command centre. In fact these terrorist groups are controlled by a number of different individuals who often don't see eye to eye.
23 May, 2014   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
Why some candidates are running in the campaign without a chance to win it
21 May, 2014   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
If Russian becomes the second state language or even acquires official status in part of Ukraine’s territory, this will aggravate the discrimination of the Ukrainian-speaking majority and will ease the Kremlin’s expansion
21 May, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Ukraine risks returning to the post-Orange Revolution internal squabbles very soon
20 May, 2014   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
If Ukraine’s top officials are unable to adequately assess the fatal outcome of their efforts in compromise seeking with Russia for Ukraine, they have no right to head the country. If they do realize the danger of the linguistic concession they are about to make, they should be treated as actors in the Russian cultural and language expansion in Ukraine who intentionally undermine its constitutional order and national statehood
20 May, 2014   ▪   Volodymyr Vasylenko
While new authorities are set to play by the old rules, the country is veering further out of control. All hopes are on the army
9 May, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Checkpoints and barricades made out of tires have been installed on the highways of Donetsk region. In the cities administrative buildings have been seized. Groups of masked men armed with sticks and bats control the roads and search the passing transport. Using crowds of civilians as a shield "the little green men" capture Ukrainian armored vehicles
1 May, 2014   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
Russian aggression in Crimea reveals interesting aspects of using criminal groups in politics
23 April, 2014   ▪   Ihor Losiev
Ex-premier of Crimea speaks about a fatal four-day procrastination following Russia’s invasion, attempts to bribe Crimean Tatars and reasons why the leaders of Crimea’s enforcement authorities defected to the Russians
23 April, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
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