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13 JulyPolitics
The pitfalls of Yanukovych's $1.5bn case
11 August, 2016Politics
High-profile arrests have been expected for a very long time. For over two years now, Ukrainians have been demanding punishment for those in power who were guilty of escalating events on the Maidan and then the war in Donbas. The question “Why aren’t the Regionals being punished?” is hotter than ever, and it’s only recently that the Prosecutor General’s Office has tried to answer it. Now Oleksandr Yefremov, ex-Head of Luhansk Oblast State Administration, then First Deputy Head of the Party of Regions and generally one of the more odious ex-Regionals, is sitting in jail awaiting trial
1 July, 2016Politics
What is Petro Poroshenko's team and who are the centres of influence in it
1 July, 2016Politics
Although his powers are president of Ukraine are quite limited, over the last two years Petro Poroshenko has learned to use them like a virtuoso, allowing him considerable influence over the legislature and Government
17 December, 2015Politics
Politicians on why strong-arm tactics remain a tool to influence parliamentarians and officials, and how effective these actions can be
21 January, 2014News
Activist and Maidan leader Ihor Lutsenko disappeared this night, activist Maria Lebedeva reports on Facebook
14 January, 2014News
The spike in numbers at the protest showed the resilience of a movement with broad aims, including the ouster of Mr. Yanukovych, The WSJ reports.
11 January, 2014News
Yuriy Lutsenko, leader of the Third Ukrainian Republic initiative and politically persecuted ex-Interior Minister in Yulia Tymoshenko’s Cabinet, is beaten and injured by Berkut riot police in the clashes on the night of January 10-11. Ten more people are injured, five taken to hospitals.
30 April, 2013World
In order to avoid continued manipulation by the Ukrainian government, the West should focus on direct contacts with Ukrainian society more, and thus form its own concept of the processes in Ukraine
30 April, 2013News
16 April, 2013News
The over all climate of repressions in Ukraine has not been improved so far, Viola von Cramon, a member of the "Alliance '90/The Greens" group in the Bundestag, said in a comment to The Ukrainian Week.
14 April, 2013Politics
Yuriy Lutsenko is going to create a new political project. The question is whether he will make the same mistakes as were made during the launch of People’s Self-Defence and whether the new organization will be constructed to serve the interests of Petro Poroshenko
12 April, 2013News
After Yuriy Lutsenko`s pardon EU must not expect any real democratisation of Ukrainian political system, Tadeusz A. Olszański, expert at Center for Eastern Studies, Polish think-tank, says in his analytical report for the institution.
11 April, 2013
Ukraine does have political prisoners. This fact is acknowledged by everyone today except for supporters of the Party of Regions, the Communists and the most inveterate ideologues of the "everyone-in-politics-is-bad" position.
10 April, 2013News
“Despite winning rare praise from the West for freeing an opponent from jail, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is likely to resist extra pressure and the lure of trade deals to release his fiercest rival, ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko,” writes Reuters.
10 April, 2013News
Freedom House welcomed the pardon of several former government officials in Ukraine and called on President Viktor Yanukovych to take similar action on Tymoshenko.
9 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko`s pardon has only given Ukraine some time, Pawel Kowal, member of the European Parliament and Chair of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, notes in his opinion for New Eastern Europe.
9 April, 2013News
“The pardons are certainly good signs, but while they might halt the deterioration in relations with the EU, the talks on the EU trade deal remain at an impasse,” claims Business New Europe.
9 April, 2013News
“Yuriy Lutsenko's pardon means very little for Ukraine’s democratic process, as the current ruling powers are determined to remain in that position,” writes Forbes.
8 April, 2013
8 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko release from prison could be seen as a first step towards the Association Agreement, Hanne Severinsen, PACE co-Rapporteur in 1995-2008, told The Ukrainian Week.
8 April, 2013News
Yuriy Lutsenko pardon is an important step by the Ukrainian authorities in addressing the concerns regarding the matter of selective justice, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said in a joint statement.
5 April, 2013News
EU will continue to monitor closely developments in Ukraine and the full implementation Foreign Affairs Council and EU-Ukraine Summit conclusions, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said in a statement.
31 August, 2012Politics
Previously jailed for political reasons and recently sentenced to two more years in yet another case, the ex-Minister of the Interior offers his opinion on processes within the united opposition, mistakes in selecting candidates for the parliamentary election, the importance of removing the current regime and the wasted chance to reform the law enforcement system when he was Minister.
20 July, 2012Politics
If the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights is ignored, Ukraine’s membership in the Council of Europe may be suspended
9 July, 2012Politics
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg supported the complaint filed by defence attorneys representing the former Interior Minister of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko.
23 April, 2012Politics
The Ukrainian Week managed to obtain several answers from Lutsenko prior to his hearing in Strasbourg.
23 April, 2012Politics
The European Court of Human Rights has yet to rule in Yuriy Lutsenko’s case
11 April, 2012Politics
PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs have once again visited Ukraine where they were finally allowed to see Yuriy Lutsenko and talk to the Prosecutor General. In an interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mailis Reps, Co-Rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee and an Estonian MP, shares her impressions of a meeting with Lutsenko and others and adverse trends she spotted in Kyiv.
12 March, 2012Politics
Ukraine is governed by prison rules
27 February, 2012
The reception of evidence and the hearing of arguments in the Lutsenko case have ended. The prosecution was able to call 138 witnesses, while the defence none. Nonetheless, much to the surprise of the investigators, 86 witnesses who were expected to confirm that the ex-Interior Minister was guilty at least partially changed their testimonies in court. Recorded by Kateryna Hladka
27 February, 2012
Valeriy Melnyk, former chief of the apparatus, aide and advisor to Yuriy Lutsenko, is considered a key witness in the case against the former Interior Minister. The Prosecutor General’s Office pinned special hopes on this witness during pre-trial investigation. Recorded by Kateryna Hladka
23 February, 2012Politics
Court hearings in the Yuriy Lutsenko case are over. So are lawyers’ debates. Just days ago, Kyiv Pechersk District Court ruled that the verdict would be announced on February 27. Apparently, prosecutors feel they have to rush, possibly to forestall the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Corruption is a big problem in Ukraine. The country's ranking on Transparency International's list of corrupt nations in 2010 dropped to number 134 in the world
27 January, 2012Politics
Yuriy Lutsenko told The Ukrainian Week about the manner in which Ukrainian courts interpret justice, why Orange politicians lost power and his future plans
30 December, 2010Politics
Reasons behind Yurii Lutsenko’s arrest
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
yesterday, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
day before yesterday, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
day before yesterday, Andriy Holub,
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