What’s the purpose behind the new party of Vadym Rabinovych and Yevhen Murayev?
|19 October, 2016||Politics|
How generations shift in the electoral field of the former Party of Regions clans
|11 August, 2016||Politics|
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
|27 June, 2016||Politics|
Elections in the occupied parts of Donbas will boost the strength of the Opposition Bloc in Ukrainian politics. Its strategic goal is to return Ukraine into Russia’s orbit
|20 June, 2016||Politics|
The main conclusion that can be drawn from the appearance of part of the black cash register in the press is that the Yanukovych regime, which considered itself legitimate, really never was
|11 April, 2016||Politics|
A crisis of relations in the victorious team blows up into a real fratricidal war and ends with some of them fraternizing with the one-time enemy. Just over 10 years ago, the country lived through a similar story
|20 November, 2015||Politics|
Analysis of elections in Eastern Ukraine: old and new parties
|13 October, 2015||Politics|
The Party of the Regions supposedly no longer exists in current Ukrainian politics, but it’s sent several columns out to the local elections
|9 October, 2015||Politics|
Despite its patriotism, Dnipropetrovsk region remains a stronghold of the Party of Regions and oligarchs
|18 May, 2015||Politics|
How and when are Ukraine’s reactionary forces most likely to strike back
|18 May, 2015||Economics|
Cutting access to their financial resources is the most effective way to leave the representatives of the old regime with no chance for comeback
|3 February, 2015||Society|
Donetsk separatism only truly became a noticeable problem in 2014. Until then, almost no one believed that it existed.
|23 October, 2014||Politics|
The parliamentary election may bring only few “new faces” to parliament
|18 March, 2014|
The rapid collapse of the Party of Regions left its orphaned electorate feeling betrayed amidst a political vacuum
|26 December, 2013||News|
Lesia Orobets’ to foreign businessmen: stop shaking hands with "politicians and businessmen from the Party of Regions"
Ukrainian opposition MP appeals to foreign businessmen and bankers not to cooperate with the "politicians and businessmen" from the "Party of Regions".
|30 November, 2013||News|
MP Davyd Zvhania files notice to leave the Party of Regions, his press service reports.
|21 October, 2013||Economics|
While tycoons pay most of their taxes offshore, the budget crisis is escalating along with increasing tax pressure on non-oligarch businesses
|7 October, 2013||Society|
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
|6 September, 2013||Politics|
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
|3 June, 2013|
Words tend to fade when used too often. Just look at the names Auschwitz and GULAG: They’ve become cliché now, and give us goose bumps no longer.
|3 June, 2013||News|
On June 2, 2013, 117 villages and towns throughout Ukraine held early mayor elections. Candidates nominated and supported by the Party of Regions won the elections in six bigger towns in Crimea, Zakarpattia, Kyiv, Luhansk, Mykolayiv and Chernivtsi Oblasts, the party’s press-service reports. Overall, 101 out of 117 newly elected village and town mayors are Party of Regions’ members.
|20 May, 2013||News|
Alexander Motyl: democratically inclined Ukrainians have no choice but to support the democratic opposition, however “un-best” it is
Ukraine’s opposition has major flaws and should make itself worthy of support, but democratically minded Ukrainians should prefer an adrift opposition to the authoritarian alternative, Alexander Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, notes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.
|14 May, 2013||News|
Alexander Motyl: any referendum concocted by Party of Regions to prolong their rule could become a two-edged sword
If used cleverly holding of referendum in Ukraine could actually hasten the Party of Regions disappearance from Ukrainian politics, Alexander Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, writes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.
|24 April, 2013||News|
The Regionnaires have lost their constituency and, thus, the battle for the future. They know they’re in trouble and they don’t know what to do about it. Writes Alexander Motyl in his Blog in Word Affairs
|14 April, 2013||Politics|
The Yanukovych regime will continue the tactics of the creeping usurpation of power, trying to avoid decisive battles and unjustified image losses
|4 April, 2013||News|
Party of Regions’ and Communist Party MPs, as well as independent MPs, the total of 244, have voted to hold the parliamentary session at an alternative location, 6/8 Bankova Street, rather than the current parliament building at Hrushevskoho Street.
|1 April, 2013||Politics|
The Yanukovych regime is depriving Kyiv voters of their right to influence the local government through elections. This may be a test of the public and opposition reaction to a scenario whereby national presidential or parliamentary elections will be postponed or cancelled
|22 February, 2013||Politics|
The Party of Regions` attempts to intimidate the opposition with early elections or responsibility for the breakdown of European integration have not given the desired result so far, so an escalation of resistance can be expected in the near future
|24 October, 2012|
It is impossible to say that Europe gave up on Ukraine - then or now. However, there is no other option for society, but to rid itself of the oppression inflicted by its own elite
|9 October, 2012||World|
Nicholas Schmitt: “Federalism has allowed for the preservation of a functional and prosperous multi-ethnic state, without any tendency towards secessionism”
Nicholas Schmitt, a well-known researcher from the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, told The Ukrainian Week about Switzerland’s political system.
|28 September, 2012||Politics|
The Party of Regions is exploiting every possible financial and administrative resource of the government for its election campaign
|26 September, 2012||Politics|
The last session of the present parliament could prove most unpredictable
|24 August, 2012||Politics|
The Vitaliy Klitschko brand could be a cover for many potential party switchers associated with oligarchs, and these politicians are unlikely to be controlled in the future by the UDAR party leader
|15 August, 2012|
There are people whom you simply don't trust. Even if they offer something allegedly favourable and plausible, unintentionally you automatically put up resistance. Nothing can be done: that is reputation.
|13 April, 2012|
We can reassure ourselves that both the crime committed against Oksana Makar and her eventual death struck like lightning out of the blue sky. It was an unexpected natural cataclysm that could not possibly been foreseen or prevented. There is a great temptation in this horrible story to pin all the blame on the three young men that committed the crime. But in fact, the indifference and conformism of each one of us are the true root of problem that resulted in the rape and death of the girl.
|3 April, 2012||Politics|
Despite pressure and money, despite manipulating election legislation and bribing entire social groups with financial injections from the budget, Ukraine’s leadership feels increasingly insecure. The fear of losing power is gradually turning into panic as current officials become increasingly aware that one day they will be held accountable for violating written and unwritten social laws
|3 April, 2012||Society|
It is common knowledge that we most empathise with someone in whose place we might find ourselves. Rank and file citizens of Mykolaiv took to the streets in order to send a number of monsters who are the sons of influential parents behind bars.
|30 March, 2012||Economics|
Instead of keeping their earlier promises, Viktor Yanukovych and his Party of Regions opt for bribing target groups of voters at the expense of Ukrainian taxpayers
|29 August, 2011|
On the eve of Independence Day, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) made an affected statement about the prevention of an act of terror
|2 June, 2011||Economics|
Customs is being privatized through laws and court orders
|2 June, 2011||Economics|
Ukrainian Week has singled out the dirtiest deals in the state procurement market this year and presents the main “heroes” of this multi-billion milking of the public purse
|4 April, 2011||Politics|
Party of the Regions is now the main funnel for money from the Russian budget—and some local Ukrainian ones—in support of pro-Russian activities
|10 March, 2011||Politics|
The ruling party could be facing a showdown between its pragmatic and pro-Russian wings
|3 March, 2011||Politics|
The Party of Regions has launched preparations for the 2015 presidential election by proposing amendments to election legislation that are aimed at furthering the government’s impact on the results of the vote, while the drafted constitutional amendments will, if passed, strip Viktor Yanukovych’s successors of control over government bodies.