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The Ukrainian Week talks to Volodymyr Ohryzko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007–2009, about what Ukraine can do if the guarantors under the Budapest Memorandum it signed in 1994 in exchange for giving up its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal, the third largest in the world, fail to meet their commitments
21 March, 2014   ▪   Olha Vorozhbyt
Viktor Chumak, MP, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime and Major General of Justice, who served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Border Service for over 20 years, talks to The Ukrainian Week about Ukraine’s defence capability, ways to localize Russian aggression and protection of Ukraine’s eastern borders
19 March, 2014   ▪   Dmitro Krapyvenko
Separatists exploit Kyiv’s weak stance on Crimea’s indigenous population
18 March, 2014   ▪   Lenur Yunusov
Mykola Melnyk, ex-First Deputy Head of Military Intelligence and a founder of the National Guard, comments on Ukraine's defence capacity and efforts of the previous defence ministers to destroy the Ukrainian army
17 March, 2014   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Ex-Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko comments on Russia's aggression, Ukraine's response to it and NATO
15 March, 2014
It was bitter on the one hand. The West didn’t support us… Kept waiting… Negotiating… On the other hand, what did we expect? Did we hope that Europe would immediately side with the Maidan, believe in Ukrainian civil society and press the tyrant out of power? Firstly, that is not how things are done in international politics. Secondly, European officials had every reason to be skeptical.
10 March, 2014   ▪   Yuriy Makarov
The last week, the Crimea, which had been watching the events unfolding in Kyiv with some aloofness, suddenly erupted. People took to squares with radically different slogans. Some openly stated their desire to live in Russia, while others categorically opposed separation. Against this backdrop, other, equally serious processes were taking place, potentially defining what the future authorities in the Crimea will look like
9 March, 2014   ▪   Lenur Yunusov
Andrew Wilson is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and a permanent Reader in Ukrainian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London. He shared his views with The Ukrainian Week on the prospects for rapid reform in Ukraine, on the inadequate reaction of the West to the usurpation of power by Viktor Yanukovych and the absence of the rule of law, both under the Orange government and under that of Yanukovych.
5 March, 2014   ▪   Dmytro Potekhin
Opposition leaders and Viktor Yanukovych signed the Agreement to Regulate the Crisis in Ukraine at the Presidential Administration on February 21. The text has been promulgated by the President's press-service
21 February, 2014
Public Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations in Ukraine issues its Statement after the bloodshed of February 18
20 February, 2014
The Ukrainian Week talks with Andriy Kurkov, Ukraine’s most translated contemporary Russian-speaking author, about the essence and tempo of social changes, the Russian language and Russian presence in Ukraine.
17 February, 2014   ▪   Yuriy Makarov
Intrigue is brewing in Ukraine. Both unexpected and predictable. Will Viktor Yanukovych come full circle from the Olympics in Sochi? Will he be able to do this? And will he want to…?
17 February, 2014   ▪   Roman Malko
The authorities’ “concessions” did not address any of the original causes of the mass protests, leaving the confrontation at a standstill
1 February, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
While American leadership is waking up to the political crisis in Ukraine, experts discuss gloomy scenarios for Ukraine
30 January, 2014   ▪   Axel Krause
The Ukrainian State was the impossible dream of grandparents and something the parents sacrificed their lives and comfort for. For the Ukrainian leadership, it is nothing but a temporary resource of personal wealth
30 January, 2014   ▪   Yuriy Makarov
Loki, the Belarussian who was killed on Hrushevskoho Street, always carried a Ukrainian flag in his pocket. Armenian Serhiy Nihoyan “never asked for anything” and was constantly on duty on the Maidan
27 January, 2014   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
The Yanukovych regime has refused to compromise even after the deaths of several protesters, and there is no indication that any number of victims will change this
27 January, 2014   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
At this critical moment, the European Union is tarrying unacceptably in finding ways to influence the situation in Ukraine
26 January, 2014   ▪  
The Ukrainian Week talks to Viktor Musiyaka, one of the authors of the Constitution of Ukraine and a professor at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, about the current events. Far from giving a comforting opinion, the professor offers specific guidelines for overcoming the deep political crisis.
26 January, 2014   ▪   Yuriy Radchenko
The role of the West in Ukraine's political crisis as seen by European and American experts
15 January, 2014
The choice of scapegoats for the bloody dispersal of the EuroMaidan proves that Yanukovych is leaning towards the pro-Russian lobby
23 December, 2013   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
How the screws will be tightened should the EuroMaidan fail
23 December, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
If the EuroMaidan is neutralized and assistance is provided by Vladimir Putin, Viktor Yanukovych will prepare a wide range of tools to stay in power after 2015
20 December, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The EuroMaidan lulled the opposition. As a result, pro-government candidates snapped up victory in four of the five problem districts
20 December, 2013   ▪   Roman Malko
Mykhailo Poplavsky, the infamous President of the Kyiv University of Culture and Arts, was viewed with skepticism as a winner-candidate in District No. 194 in Cherkasy, as well as most analysts did not predict victory to Mykola Kruhlov, head of the Mykolayiv Oblast State Administration. Nevertheless, both became winners.
20 December, 2013   ▪   Stanislav Kozliuk
“What the hell are you doing?!” an emergency doctor yells at Berkut, special purpose police officers as they chase after people and beat them up in front of the Presidential Administration
18 December, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
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