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The stereotypical image of Odesa Oblast as a pro-Russian region and mainstay of the Party of Regions turns out to be far from reality
7 October, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
"Not all countries will become successful democracies. But I still think of liberal democracy as the only serious alternative"
20 September, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
Despite the government’s assurances of “care”, thousands of people in wheelchairs, as they move around in Kyiv, have to clear numerous obstacles almost imperceptible to the eye but very real for wheels
14 September, 2013   ▪   Natalka Pozniak-Khomenko
With a green light from top officials, Ukraine is turning into one of the biggest drug transit countries on the way to the EU
7 September, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
Police officers admit that the Ukrainian law enforcement system is so corrupt that they themselves have become trapped
25 August, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
Ryōji Noyori on chemistry as an integral element of human survival, science in Japan’s prosperity and supranational cooperation against global problems
4 August, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Pahiria
John Kampfner, an external advisor on freedom of expression and culture for Google, talks about new authoritarianism and threats to online privacy
31 July, 2013   ▪   Nataliya Gumenyuk
Children who watch too much TV and play with gadgets prefer visual to verbal communication
30 July, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Zakletskyi
The decline of the city in Luhansk Oblast shows how hopeless the current oligarch-controlled economy is as it rules out free entrepreneurship and competition
22 July, 2013   ▪   Denys Kazanskyi
While Kyivites were passive in opposition protests in the spring, they could well rise in the future
19 July, 2013   ▪  
Frustration with the government, the attacks of professionally trained thugs and the lawlessness of the police are the current reality in rebellious Pervomaisk
19 July, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
On 22 July 2013 a Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Ryoji Noyori will give a lecture in Kyiv, Ukraine
18 July, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
People in a small town of Vradiyivka stand up with the demand to punish two policemen who brutally raped and beat a local female resident and tried to hush up the crime under the protection of highly-placed superiors. Meanwhile, spontaneous protests spark here and there for various reasons. Do local revolts reflect wider social sentiments?
8 July, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
Ukraine has often turned a blind eye to international refugee law. This is another blow to its reputation in the world
7 July, 2013   ▪   Hanna Trehub
Director of the Bureau for Europe of UNHCR speaks on refugees in Europe and Ukraine
7 July, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Pahiria
While more and more countries abolish death penalty, most people in authoritarian countries still strongly support execution
26 June, 2013   ▪   Michael Binyon
A British Russophile shares his views on the spiritual roots of the demographic tragedy affecting the Russian nation
14 June, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Tsioupine
Why philanthropy is not popular in Ukraine
14 June, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
In Ukraine, an army of street fighters is being established under the supervision of law enforcers
31 May, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The emerging strategic competition between Germany and Russia will be based on contrasting principles of governance, rule of law, human rights, and economic discipline that will impact on the entire continent.
31 May, 2013   ▪   Janusz Bugajski
The Ukrainian Week talks to one of the athletes, who earn their living at rallies and in raider attacks, about May 18 and how the fighters end up in politics
31 May, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
A year after the championship: broken roads, empty airports and unprofitable stadiums
15 May, 2013   ▪   Valeria Burlakova
Ukrainian newspapers, magazines, radio stations and TV channels are anything but business. Their purpose is anything but the foundation of democracy in society
30 April, 2013   ▪   Yuriy Makarov
While Russia accuses Ukraine of "forced Ukrainization", Ukrainian-speakers face discrimination today, just like they did in times of colonial dependence
30 April, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
There are many reasons why Ukrainian society is degrading. For one thing, the so-called elites who should be the vanguard of society and whose values influence the rest of society are extremely lowbrow.
25 April, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
A social movement organized through Facebook encourages businesses to respect Ukrainian-speaking consumers and use Ukrainian when they operate in Ukraine
14 April, 2013   ▪   Maria Zaslavska
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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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