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19 OctoberPolitics
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
17 MarchCulture
The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of events to attend in March
27 June, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
23 July, 2015History
How Ukrainians have developed tolerance for other religions
27 February, 2015Politics
A year after the Revolution of Dignity
15 June, 2014News
Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s Acting Foreign Minister, was at negotiations at the Russian Embassy today. He says Ukraine could suspend diplomatic relations with Russia, but does not specify when that could happen
6 May, 2014News
Andriy Senchenko, Acting Chief of Staff, suggested that terrorist attacks could take place on May 9 after the closed meeting of the National Security and Defence Council with chiefs of security authorities on May 6
4 March, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Volodymyr Vasylenko, expert in international law and former Ambassador of Ukraine, about Viktor Yanukovych’s responsibility for crimes against Ukrainian people, grounds for prosecution by the International Criminal Court in Hague and actual assistance the West can provide to Ukraine today
20 February, 2014News
MPs pass a resolution to stop the use force by the police in downtown Kyiv, The Ukrainian Week’s journalist reports from Parliament
20 February, 2014News
Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to send Vladimir Lukin, the Human Rights Commissioner of Russia, with a mediation mission to Ukraine, Putin’s press secretary Dmitri Peskov reports
20 February, 2014Politics
Public Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations in Ukraine issues its Statement after the bloodshed of February 18
20 February, 2014News
MPs who gathered to hold a parliament session at 3 p.m. were blocked from the Verkhovna Rada session room
20 February, 2014News
The bodies of eight people shot dead covered with blankets are on Maidan Nezalezhnosti close to the Kozatskyi hotel
19 February, 2014News
Clashes between police and protesters continue in Kyiv
19 February, 2014News
SBU, Ukraine’s security service, says that the statement of SBU Chief Oleksandr Yakymenko speaks of preparation for an “anti-terrorist operation”, not the launch of one, SBU press center clarifies
19 February, 2014News
More and more EU member-states support sanctions against Ukrainian authorities. Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in the Parliament that it is time to impose sanctions against Ukrainian top officials
19 February, 2014News
Acting Defence minister Pavlo Lebedev has ordered the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Airborne Brigade to head to Kyiv, ex-defence minister and opposition MP Anatoliy Hrytsenko reports on his Facebook page
19 February, 2014News
President Viktor Yanukovych threatens to put opposition leaders in jail, journalist Sviatoslav Tseholko wrote on Facebook quoting Batkivshchyna leader Arseniy Yatseniuk
18 February, 2014News
Oppositional MP Lesia Orobets’ informed that three protesters are killed after today’s clashes. Seven are seriously injured.
18 February, 2014News
Clashes between protesters and police renewed on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv while the protesters had been moving up to Verkhovna Rada to keep up pressure on MPs to return the Constitution of 2004.
30 January, 2014
The title of this opinion piece does ring a bell, doesn’t it? It was Slavoj Žižek who said these words when he was asked to assess the USA and NATO bombing of Serbia during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Whereas quite a few public intellectuals and thinkers in Europe had second thoughts on NATO operations, the Slovenian philosopher didn’t bother to search for a softer phrase: “Too little and too late"
28 January, 2014
There are still many optimists who consider Yanukovych to be just a corrupt paranoid, who can be controlled by the oligarchy who are interested in accessing EU markets. Actually, Yanukovych is seeking violence as a way of pay back, revenge for his 2004 failure. He is using the whole state apparatus for this. He will keep talking about dialogue, but there are no democratic institutions for a dialogue in Ukraine as he usurped power back in 2010
28 January, 2014News
A Russia-EU summit is held in Brussels today. Ukraine will be the top priority on the agenda, Polish publication Rzeczpospolita reports
28 January, 2014News
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigns, the official website of the Government reports
27 January, 2014Politics
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
26 January, 2014World
A delegation from the European Parliament will visit Ukraine on January 28–30 to examine the situation surrounding the EuroMaidan first-hand. Meetings are planned with the Ukrainian leadership, opposition representatives and,k first and foremost, with the Presidium of the EuroMaidan
23 January, 2014News
At least 42 journalists were injured in clashes with the Berkut riot police in Kyiv, the Institute of Mass Information reports based on its monitoring
23 January, 2014News
Family members recognize Maidan activist Yuriy Verbytskyi kidnapped earlier from the hospital in Kyiv along with Kyiv-based activist Ihor Lutsenko in the body found in a forest in Boryspil Raion, Hanna Hrabarska wrote on her Facebook page referring to Yuriy’s niece
22 January, 2014News
“We are shocked to hear the latest news from Ukraine about deaths of protesters,” says President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, in his statement on the recent developments in Ukraine
21 January, 2014News
Activist and Maidan leader Ihor Lutsenko disappeared this night, activist Maria Lebedeva reports on Facebook
21 January, 2014News
Representatives of the Maidan NGO were not present at the talks with National Security and Defence Council Chair Andriy Kliuyev, Advisor to President Andriy Portnov and Justice Minister Olena Lukash assigned to seek a solution to the current crisis in negotiations with the civil society and opposition by President Yanukovych, says ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko
20 January, 2014News
Vitaliy Klitschko and Andriy Parubiy guarantee officers no persecution and the right to serve in posts equivalent to the ones they hold now should they withdraw and cease all forceful actions demanded by Yanukovych in a written statement posted on the EuroMaydan account in Facebook
20 January, 2014News
“The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum calls upon the European Union to cease all financial assistance to the government of Ukraine, and to impose a travel ban on all 239 Ukrainian MPs who voted on 16 January 2014 for authoritarian new laws,” the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s Statement on repressive laws in Ukraine and Azerbaijan claims.
20 January, 2014News
UDAR leader Vitaliy Klitschko is the single candidate of the resistance campaign, a post on AutoMaidan’s official Facebook account says
13 January, 2014World
Ukraine's crisis is as much an internal battle between competing identities as an external geopolitical struggle between integration and exclusion from the Western project
30 December, 2013World
Gintautas Mažeikis, a Lithuanian political scientist and professor of the Kaunas University of Technology, speaks about the uniqueness of Ukraine’s EuroMaidan
23 December, 2013Culture
The revolutionary Christmas Tree on Independence Square, fairs, carols with Cossacks and festive symphonies to see and hear this season
23 December, 2013Politics
How the screws will be tightened should the EuroMaidan fail
19 December, 2013Society
Social psychologist Oleh Pokalchuk speaks about the nature of relationships between Ukrainians and the Ukrainian authorities during protests
13 December, 2013News
As President Yanukovych’s team is dawdling with the solution of the political crisis in Ukraine, it is trying to get the most out of his defeat, comments Viktor Nebozhenko, President of the Ukrainian Barometer think tank
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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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