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Protest sentiments are escalating in the Donbas. But distrust for politics and inert opposition make the dissent purely pragmatic and local
23 September, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
as a weighty bonus in the upcoming presidential elections
23 September, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Instead of dealing with Russia’s mounting economic, social, ethnic, and regional problems, the Putin administration is mobilizing anti-minority, anti-foreigner, and anti-American sentiments to stay afloat
19 September, 2013   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
With the presidential election drawing closer in Ukraine, a campaign is unfolding to discredit the mass media
10 September, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
A strict, often brutal visa regime for Ukrainians will hardly stop criminals or potential illegal migrants from getting to the EU. Instead, it may undermine effective business, academic and cultural contacts
10 September, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The excesses of the EU visa bureaucracy discourage the most pro-European part of Ukrainian society from gaining experience that is different from post-Soviet realities
10 September, 2013   ▪   Zhanna Bezpiatchuk
Since coming to power, the Party of Regions and Viktor Yanukovych, have consistently ignored the rights and interests of local governments that they said they would defend
6 September, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Ukraine’s economic dependence on the Customs Union is exaggerated in an effort to disrupt the Association Agreement
23 August, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Three years after its creation, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has proven to be artificial and quasi-effective
23 August, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Despite Viktor Yanukovych’s fear of Yulia Tymoshenko, whom he evidently considers his main political rival, he may agree to let her receive medical treatment in Germany. On one hand, this would sharply increase the regime’s chances of signing an Association Agreement with the EU, while on the other, it would create new obstacles for the opposition
23 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The flight of Petro Melnyk, a notorious rector of the National Tax Service University arrested while taking a bribe, from under house arrest exposes the severe degradation of Ukrainian law enforcement
19 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
As the civilized world notes the slow death of the printed press, Ukraine is experiencing a real boom in print media
9 August, 2013   ▪   Milan Lielich
The new “anticorruption” law turns 470,000 public servants into obedient servants ready to fulfil the will of the Yanukovych Administration
7 August, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Developments in Ukraine and the lack of effect from the standard techniques of the Russian World have unnerved Vladimir Putin. This may push the Kremlin to radical steps to disrupt the signing of the Association Agreement and DCFTA with the EU and to eliminate the threat of a possible shift in Ukraine’s foreign policy after the 2015 presidential election
6 August, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Chatham House’s James Sherr speaks on Russian diplomacy and the Kremlin’s possible efforts to hamper Ukraine’s real European integration
6 August, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
The celebration of 1025 years of the christening of Kyiv Rus sums up the failure of Russia’s religious expansion in Ukraine headed by Patriarch Kirill
6 August, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Why civil activists in Ukraine face a new wave of repression
2 August, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
The Yanukovych regime does not realize all the risks of de-legitimization in the eyes of the people
24 July, 2013   ▪   Andrii Duda
Local protests may escalate to a nationwide movement against the Yanukovych regime well before the 2015 presidential election
24 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The “win at any cost” alternative could well be a scenario whereby Viktor Yanukovych will become prime minister with extensive powers, should he lose the 2015 presidential election
23 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
The PACE Resolution on keeping political and criminal responsibility separate provides the legal foundation for the prevention of political vendettas in the future, despite the fact that it does not mention Ukraine
23 July, 2013   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The plight of local communities whose funding has been blocked by the State Treasury reveals a dire public finance crisis that shows no sign of improving
22 July, 2013   ▪   Andriy Skumin
According to the latest Global Corruption Baromete by Transparency International and Gallup International Association, every third Ukrainian is ready to take it to the street to fight bribery
22 July, 2013   ▪  
Vitaliy Klitschko is improving his rhetoric, but fails to give clear answers to crucial questions regarding the nation’s development
8 July, 2013   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The Yanukovych circle is launching a media purge: Some media moguls have already lost their assets. Meanwhile, new media empires are emerging in Ukraine. The secrecy of their real owners is a typical common feature
8 July, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The sale of the UMH group to a friend of the Family is not likely to worsen the quality of Ukrainian journalism, since most of it has long become a paid notice board. However, the good news is that from now on, the government will be held responsible for the use of manipulative techniques in the print media
8 July, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
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The Ukrainian Week spoke to representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate at the Ministry of Defence about his department's work, Russian military in Ukraine and the threats it is facing
21 September, Yuriy Lapayev,
Why the Kremlin needs private military companies
20 September, Yuriy Lapayev,
How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
19 September, Denys Kazanskyi,
How energy efficiency helps energy security and saves for the future
15 September, Blerta Cela,
 
 
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