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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
21 AugustPolitics
What counterarguments Berkut lawyers use in Maidan trials
14 June
New York University Professor about the impact of social media on the political behavior of citizens, their involvement in protest movements, and ways in which Twitter and Facebook have changed the specifics of the race in the US and European countries
23 MarchPolitics
What is needed for Ukraine to have a political force that is not linked to oligarchs
2 FebruaryPolitics
In three years since the Euromaidan, what has changed among ordinary Ukrainians? What trends suggest the direction Ukrainian society is moving in? Recent polls provide some answers to these questions
18 November, 2016Society
A new book analyzes the revolution through the artists' eyes
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
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
8 March, 2016Politics
First Vice-Speaker, ex-Secretary of the National Secrutiy and Defense Council, and one of the leaders on the Maidan on events from two years ago and their significance today, Russia’s scenarios to destabilize Ukraine, and what security looks like now
8 March, 2016Politics
What it takes to make changes irreversible in Ukraine
1 February, 2016Politics
Sabotage and lack of resources notwithstanding, the investigation into the murders on the Maidan has been going on for 18 months now. The finish line is still a long way off
25 January, 2016
In countries such as Spain, France or Germany, public perceptions on Ukraine, the Maidan and the war, are a mixture of big-picture frame alongside much confusion
18 December, 2015
The Baltic States have already injected their share of optimism in the European project. Now the turn has come for Ukraine to cure the Union with her magnanimity and optimism
17 December, 2015Politics
Is Maidan 3.0 possible, and what would it look like?
17 December, 2015Politics
Politicians on why strong-arm tactics remain a tool to influence parliamentarians and officials, and how effective these actions can be
14 December, 2015
To achieve successful democratic development, the Ukrainian citizens need our moral, financial and practical support
30 October, 2015
Ukraine needs an election system that will enable new movements and politicians who enjoy community trust locally
13 October, 2015Politics
The Party of the Regions supposedly no longer exists in current Ukrainian politics, but it’s sent several columns out to the local elections
13 August, 2015Society
President Poroshenko says there are 30 Ukrainian citizens currently being illegally held in Russia. Human rights advocates that they know about the situation with 11, most of whom the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to provide with lawyers
26 June, 2015World
Why the Maidan in Ukraine has discouraged Belarusians from protests against their authorities
18 May, 2015Politics
How and when are Ukraine’s reactionary forces most likely to strike back
18 May, 2015Economics
Cutting access to their financial resources is the most effective way to leave the representatives of the old regime with no chance for comeback
18 May, 2015Politics
Shifts in electoral preferences in the countdown to local elections
14 May, 2015World
The first speaker of the Seimas of the independent Lithuania and EMP until recently on the way Europe is changing its perception of Russia, the shifting "center of Europeanness", and why it is crucial for Ukrainians to resist disenchantment
27 April, 2015
A popular blogger and an active participant of lustration on changes that have taken place at the Ukrainian prosecution service over the past year
23 April, 2015Politics
Law enforcement reforms
27 February, 2015Politics
A year after the Revolution of Dignity
26 December, 2014
What happened in EuroMaidan a year ago will force West European and North American sociologists to revise their writings
24 December, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the former deputy chief of the Security Service of Ukraine and current MP about Ukrainian partisans in the Donbas, sabotage in Russia, reforms in the SBU and who it worked for prior to the Maidan.
15 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to proactive young Ukrainians – soldiers, volunteers and activists – to find out what they think of as their major accomplishment, of their peers in politics, and of leaving Ukraine
15 August, 2014
Ukraine has become a litmus test of global moral (in)sensitivity at the beginning of the 21st century
15 August, 2014Politics
Chairman of the Lustration Committee speaks about the government’s tricks, the Kremlin’s agents and the need to rebuild government agencies from scratch
13 June, 2014
Live reports for foreign TV are much like navigating a minefield of alien stereotypes, alien influences, alien prejudices and alien interests. Things are further complicated by the spiteful foreign language that just keeps picking all the wrong words out of memory, as you feverishly fish for the right ones.
11 June, 2014
The developments in Ukraine change rapidly. Every time we think we can end something with a full stop, they prove that even a comma would be too soon
11 June, 2014Society
How the past six months changed Ukrainians, Ukraine and the Maidan
11 June, 2014Culture
New political turns at the Cannes Festival
9 June, 2014Society
Without grassroots organization and political parties funded by membership dues, Ukrainians will find themselves disappointed once again by self-serving political leaders. Even worse, the country could face further degradation or loss of sovereignty
7 June, 2014Society
The Maidan became both a tourist destination and a place where foreigners, who are not indifferent to the fate of Ukraine, gathered. The flags that flew above it were from various countries, not only those of Ukraine and the EU. The heroes of Nebesna Sotnya - the Heaven Hundred - also include the citizens of other countries. How did, and do, foreigners view the Maidan?
6 May, 2014News
The police were de facto involved in the crimes committed by separatists in Odesa, Acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky says in an interview for Channel 5
24 April, 2014Society
What did the police, together with the titushkas, do with the bodies of the people, who were decapitated in the centre of Kyiv on February 18?
3 April, 2014News
Explosives and weapons that were probably used to shoot at protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv were delivered from Russia, Ukraine’s Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said at a press conference today
3 April, 2014Culture
“People often come to museums in the Netherlands. Just to hide away from the rain,” Yulia Lytvynets, Chief Custodian of Ukraine’s National Art Museum, says. The recent revolutionary events changed the angle from which her museum’s staff approached preserving the collection and the museum building and building horizontal relationships between museums and individuals.
3 April, 2014News
There are reasons to believe that officers of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation (FSB) were involved in the planning and implementation of the so-called antiterrorist operations in Kyiv during the mass protests on Maidan in February, Ukrainian Security Service Chief (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said during the press-conference on April, 3rd.
29 March, 2014
The ideas of 1789 – liberty, equality and fraternity – made an indelible impression on the memories of nations and many democratic constitutions to this very day. The same fate also awaits the ideas of the EuroMaidan: liberty, dignity and truth.
21 March, 2014Politics
How Ukraine should tackle lustration, skeletons in the closets of its new government and tools that could help it not lose the war
10 March, 2014Society
Poles supported the Maidan gladly and passionately – more so, I think, than Russia supported the anti-Maidans
10 March, 2014Politics
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
The word “knockout” aptly describes the sentiments now prevalent in the Donbas. Total confusion and shock. Alarming rumours about trainloads of heavily armed extremists from Western Ukraine heading for Donetsk. It is as if you are reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s White Guard.
6 March, 2014Society
After Viktor Yanukovych fled and Ukraine found itself on the brink of a war, it seemed Ukrainians could be celebrating the victory, but somehow there was no euphoria. Only a mist.
5 March, 2014Politics
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.
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
27 February, 2014News
Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president of Ukraine, said on Thursday that he remained the lawful president, and asked Russian authorities to grant his personal safety.
27 February, 2014News
Thousands of pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators duelled in Crimea’s capital on Wednesday, heightening concerns about unrest in the region following the change in government in Kiev, Financial Times reports.
27 February, 2014World
In early February, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks paid an urgent visit to Ukraine to assess the situation with human rights, including the way law enfrocers treated protesters, in Kyiv and regions. Based on his visit, a report will be drafted to be presented to the CoE Committee of Ministers. The Ukrainian Week talks to Mr. Muižnieks about his preliminary findings back in Strasbourg
22 February, 2014News
Germany's Frank Walter-Steinmeier, France's Eric Fournier, and Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski come to the Verkhovna Rada
22 February, 2014News
Yanukovych has 24 hours to sign the return to the 2004 Constitution, Poland's Foreign Ministers writes in his Twitter
21 February, 2014Politics
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, 2014News
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces travel bans for top officials involved in violence against protesters in Kyiv and considers economic sanctions against Yanukovych and his supporters
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
20 February, 2014News
On February 19, the US imposed visa bans on senior Ukrainian government officials believed to be responsible for a violent crackdown by riot police against protesters, a senior State Department official said, as quoted by Reuters
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
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected on Wednesday to again raise the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Ukraine, Reuters reports.
19 February, 2014News
President Viktor Yanukovych threatens to put opposition leaders in jail, journalist Sviatoslav Tseholko wrote on Facebook quoting Batkivshchyna leader Arseniy Yatseniuk
19 February, 2014News
From 10.20 a.m. on February 18, 2014, by 6 a.m. on February 19, 2014, 351 protesters called for medical aid, Kyiv City State Administration reports based on information from the Administration Health Care Department
16 February, 2014News
Protesters have begun to take away a part of the barricade on Hrushevskoho Street where major clashes took place on January 19-22; MP Arsen Avakov said that activists would set up a checkpoint at Hrushevskoho and free the Kyiv City State Administration and four oblast state administrations by morning; four Maidan activists are still in detention centers; the opposition claims that the Maidan is not going anywhere; titushky have made another attempt to demolish barricades on Khreshchatyk; a resolution was submitted to the US Senate calling on immediate sanctions against Ukraine; the Maidan is preparing for peaceful pressure on Parliament
12 February, 2014News
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer told in the interview to Deutsche Welle that the West should target Ukrainian oligarchs with sanctions.
12 February, 2014News
Catherine Ashton to Meet with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday, The WSJ reports.
3 February, 2014
The size and persistence of the protest movement that started in November has been amazing and admirable. I think it has greatly surprised not only almost all international observers but also most Ukrainian political and civil society activists
3 February, 2014
What is happening in Ukraine is a direct reaction to the lack of consideration of the authorities for the aspirations of its citizens to be part of Europe and to live in a country governed in accordance with democratic principles and respect for human rights
1 February, 2014Politics
The authorities’ “concessions” did not address any of the original causes of the mass protests, leaving the confrontation at a standstill
1 February, 2014News
The list of wanted activists includes the son of MP Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Oleksiy Hrytsenko; and AutoMaidan activists Dmytro Bulatov and Serhiy Koba, the Interior Ministry’s statement on its website says
30 January, 2014Politics
While American leadership is waking up to the political crisis in Ukraine, experts discuss gloomy scenarios for Ukraine
30 January, 2014Politics
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
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"
29 January, 2014World
US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt: “The situation today is not hopeless, but it requires tough decisions from the Ukrainian Government regarding a number of issues, which have been put off for far too long”
29 January, 2014Society
Historian and sociologist Oksana Mikheyeva on why the Donbas intelligentsia is silent and what business in this region wants
28 January, 2014News
The campaign offers Ukrainian journalists support and urges anyone to send in photos or alerts should any attack on a journalist take place
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, 2014
The EuroMaidan began as a protest against President Yanukovych’s decision to disrupt the Association Agreement with the EU. Over the past two months, it has escalated into resistance to the government and President Yanukovych himself
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
28 January, 2014News
The meeting of President Viktor Yanukovych and his working group with opposition leaders is over after four hours
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
27 January, 2014News
Nearly 3,000 protesters stormed the Oblast State Administration building in Dnipropetrovsk today. As a result, three police officers ended up in hospitals and ICTV cameraman had a neck injury
27 January, 2014News
Police and thugs crack down down on protesters storming the Oblast State Administration building. The injured are delivered to hospitals where the police waits for them
27 January, 2014Politics
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
26 January, 2014News
Roman Senyk, who was shot by the sniper during the clashes on Hrushevs’koho street on January,22nd died in a hospital on Saturday, Svoboda MP Iryna Sekh said.
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
26 January, 2014Politics
At this critical moment, the European Union is tarrying unacceptably in finding ways to influence the situation in Ukraine
26 January, 2014News
Opposition leaders declined a deal offered to them by Viktor Yanukovych during the renewed negotiations on Saturday, January 25th.
26 January, 2014Politics
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.
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
The United States strongly condemns the increasing violence on the streets of Kyiv, which has led to casualties and the shooting deaths of two protesters, The US Department of State reports
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
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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,
Russian law enforcers raided the houses of Muslim Crimean Tatars in Bakhchysarai in the morning of October 11
11 October, ,
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