|9 August||Breaking news|
Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said that the Putin office received the letter but refused to comment further.
What happened to President Macron in Saint Petersburg?
My deep sympathy for Ukraine and commitment for the Maidan revolution originated in the awareness of the persistence of the soviet system in Eastern Europe despite the collapse of USSR and of the communist empire. This persistence has been dramatically enhanced by the choice of continuity by Russia, the absence of any trial of communist crimes, the hold on power of the same ruling class through apparent changes, and of the same political mores: a blend of secret police and high scale corruption
How the re-election of Vladimir Putin revealed Russia’s weaknesses and can benefit Ukraine
For Ukrainians incarcerated in the occupied territories and in the Russian Federation itself, things could get much worse in 2018. Only serious international pressure is likely to make Moscow release these political prisoners
|7 December, 2017||World|
How the Kremlin is building up its presence in the Middle East
|12 January, 2017||Politics|
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
|22 December, 2016||Politics|
There are a number of mechanisms for charging those responsible for the shooting down of MH17. None is ideal but, put together, they could yield results
|27 June, 2016||Politics|
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
|1 June, 2016||Society|
A new Russian propaganda agency has started up in Kyiv as part of the Kremlin’s fifth column of “soft power”
|18 April, 2016||World|
How the Panama leaks will affect top politicians and offshore dealings
|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
|9 December, 2015|
It may take two generations of Ukrainians to rebuild and reorient the country, yet Ukraine won the historic and epic battle for the future
|12 November, 2015|
The danger of clownish dictators
|25 September, 2015|
Russia does not understand itself as relation of domination, and in fact not as a relation at all. To it, Ukraine was and is Russia
|6 August, 2015|
An analyst who tries to win back our threatened sense of self-confidence and sober-mindedness
|10 June, 2015||World|
The Ukrainian Week spoke with Raimonds Vejonis, the newly-elected President of the Republic of Latvia and Minister of Defense when this interview was made, about NATO revival, the "deterrent effect," Putin's unpredictability, and the cost of the conflict in Ukraine to Riga
|27 April, 2015|
How the Putinian lobbying succeeds in catching even smart and good faith people inside a framework of gross lies, where they can no longer acknowledge facts
|23 April, 2015|
Ukrainians might ask why there is clearly a military solution to the defence of Germany, yet politicians such as Angela Merkel insist that a military response to the invasion of Ukraine would be pointless
|5 March, 2015|
Boris Nemtsov paid the highest price for his freedom and also for the ideal he cherished all his life, the ideal of yet another Russia
|27 January, 2015|
Why it will fail sooner than the Russian leader expects
|31 December, 2014||Politics|
Donetsk-born MP Yegor Firsov on his home region: In contrast to most regular citizens, who saw the riots from outside, I knew the process from inside. From the very first days, I clearly understood that there was a guided, controlled rebellion, in which everyone skilfully played the roles designated to them
|20 November, 2014|
The Ukrainian Week speaks to the author of the newly published book Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? about the loyalty of people around the Kremlin leader, the role of Ukraine in his staying in power, and about Russian money in Europe.
|8 September, 2014||World|
Vladimir Putin’s bet on aggressive chauvinism and revanchism consolidates the West and unnerves satellites. More and more Russians begin to doubt it as well
|19 August, 2014||Society|
Rinat Akhmetov, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych continue to weave plots for Eastern Ukraine, making the rebels with black-and-orange ribbons think that they are dying for a New Russia, not for oligarchic interests
|1 July, 2014|
What can Putin hope to achieve at this stage? In terms of gains, there are two potentially lasting effects of this aggression that could play into his hands
|12 June, 2014||Politics|
Andrey Illarionov: “The aggression against Ukraine will inevitably end in a redrawing of Russia’s borders”
Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, talks to The Ukrainian Week about the prospects of Russian imperialism, the efficiency of Western diplomacy and the possible consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war
|11 June, 2014||World|
The Ukrainian Week talks to Wolfgang Ischinger, German diplomat who was the Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for National Dialogue Roundtables in Ukraine, on his work, European and Ukrainian co-existence with Russia, and security threats of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia
|11 June, 2014||Economics|
Russian leaders are certain their country will easily weather Western sanctions. Business disagrees
|17 May, 2014|
To defeat the new Fascism will take an immense amount of the concentration of courage, political will and commitment not only in the West and Ukraine but in Russia itself as well
|8 May, 2014||World|
Western strategy is to try to focus especially on Putin himself and his entourage without arousing the blanket hostility and fear of ordinary Russians
|1 May, 2014||Politics|
Checkpoints and barricades made out of tires have been installed on the highways of Donetsk region. In the cities administrative buildings have been seized. Groups of masked men armed with sticks and bats control the roads and search the passing transport. Using crowds of civilians as a shield "the little green men" capture Ukrainian armored vehicles
|24 April, 2014||World|
The “referendum” in Crimea revealed Vladimir Putin’s partners in the EU. Most are minority radical parties which, according to his design, have to undermine the EU’s already quite unwieldy system from the inside with Moscow’s support
|23 April, 2014||Politics|
Russian military aggression has recently become a constant threat, while the Western powers are failing to fulfil the security guarantees they extended to Ukraine under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The issue of nuclear or other similarly effective weapons with which to defend Ukraine’s borders is again high on the agenda
|3 April, 2014||Politics|
Edward Lucas: “The new Cold War has been about the use of Russian money to divide the weak of the West and also the use of the energy weapon”
|1 April, 2014||World|
By plunging Russia into a full-scale confrontation with the West to boost his own popularity ratings Vladimir Putin may be preparing his country for another sobering shock from the defeat in a conflict with the entire world
|27 March, 2014||News|
After speaking to representatives of the Ukrainian Jewish community David Frum, journalist of The Atlantic, says there’s not more trouble for Jews in Ukraine than in other European country and the atrocities described by Russian media is a part of Russian propaganda campaign against Ukraine.
|27 March, 2014||World|
Ever more Belarusians are imagining how the Crimean scenario would look in their own country – they don’t like it.
|22 March, 2014||News|
The post-Soviet world order was far from perfect, but Vladimir Putin’s idea for replacing it is much worse, The Economist reports.
|21 March, 2014||Politics|
How Ukraine should tackle lustration, skeletons in the closets of its new government and tools that could help it not lose the war
|21 March, 2014||Politics|
The Ukrainian Week talks to Volodymyr Ohryzko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007–2009, about what Ukraine can do if the guarantors under the Budapest Memorandum it signed in 1994 in exchange for giving up its strategic nuclear weapons arsenal, the third largest in the world, fail to meet their commitments
|17 March, 2014||Politics|
Mykola Melnyk: "Putin will not stop. In fact, we should expect military intervention everywhere where we see attempts to destabilize the situation"
Mykola Melnyk, ex-First Deputy Head of Military Intelligence and a founder of the National Guard, comments on Ukraine's defence capacity and efforts of the previous defence ministers to destroy the Ukrainian army
|15 March, 2014||Politics|
Ex-Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko comments on Russia's aggression, Ukraine's response to it and NATO
|7 March, 2014||World|
As William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, held crisis talks with Ukraine’s new leaders in Kyiv at the weekend, London announced that it was pulling out of preparatory talks on the Sochi G8 summit, and warned President Putin that Russia’s actions could lead to war
|21 February, 2014||News|
Barack Obama says Putin does not respect the right of Ukrainians and Syrians to basic freedoms, The Guardian reports
|20 February, 2014||News|
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
|17 February, 2014||Politics|
Intrigue is brewing in Ukraine. Both unexpected and predictable. Will Viktor Yanukovych come full circle from the Olympics in Sochi? Will he be able to do this? And will he want to…?
|12 February, 2014||World|
How Vladimir Putin has become an example to European right-wing radicals
|30 January, 2014||Politics|
While American leadership is waking up to the political crisis in Ukraine, experts discuss gloomy scenarios for Ukraine
|5 January, 2014||News|
Joschka Fischer: if Ukraine loses its independence in one way or another, European security will be at risk
Putin cannot be faulted for skillfully pursuing his interpretation of Russian interests. The blame for the outcome in Ukraine falls squarely on the EU’s leaders, because if Ukraine does lose its independence in one way or another, European security will be at risk – a risk nowhere more keenly felt than in Poland and the Baltic states, Joschka Fischer, german Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2005, says in his article for Project Syndicate.
|23 December, 2013|
So what are the December 17 deals with Russia? A victory or a defeat?
|23 December, 2013|
Fundamentally, EuroMaidan represents a completely different form of social and political organization from Putin’s managed democracy
|23 December, 2013|
Mr. Putin may have won a victory in the geopolitical campaign that he is waging for Ukraine. It was, however, one battle, not the war
The European Union is not prepared to get into a bidding war with Russia for Ukraine. But it appears that the attraction of European living standards, rule of law and democracy remain strong with Ukrainians, particularly the young. Mr. Putin's Russia offers nothing that can compete with that.
|23 December, 2013||World|
Under its current government, Ukraine may be a prize not worth winning
|20 December, 2013||News|
Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma believes that the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Viktor Yanukovych and Vladimir Putin have certain agreements. He said this while responding to questions from journalists after the roundtable on Friday, December, 20th.
|19 December, 2013||News|
On December 17, 2013 Yanukovych annulled Ukraine as an independent entity, as a full-fledged participant in international politics, and put all international level decisions that concern Ukraine in the hands of Vladimir Putin, Yulia Tymoshenko says in her statement regarding the events in Moscow on December 17.
|13 November, 2013||News|
Amanda Paul: If Association Agreement with Ukraine is not signed, it would have a knock-on effect on Moldova and Georgia
For Putin, ‘losing’ Ukraine would be particularly humiliating, so he will accelerate Russian pressure on Kyiv. However, if Ukraine gives up, it would influence the position of the countries which still expect just to initial the agreements with the EU, says Amanda Paul, a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, in her article for EPC website.
|4 November, 2013|
The EU may be a more direct challenge to Moscow’s ambitions than NATO
|19 September, 2013||Politics|
Instead of dealing with Russia’s mounting economic, social, ethnic, and regional problems, the Putin administration is mobilizing anti-minority, anti-foreigner, and anti-American sentiments to stay afloat
|21 August, 2013||News|
Anders Åslund: with his new trade war Putin is more likely to isolate Russia and force Ukraine into the European community
President Vladimir Putin's policy on Ukraine is tragicomic. It is as aggressive as it is unsuccessful. Writes a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute in his blog in The Moscow Times
|20 August, 2013||News|
Recent trade war announced by Russia made it easier for Ukraine to decide between the EU and the Custom Union
|16 August, 2013||News|
John O'Sullivan: Russia’s actions against Ukraine are signs for NATO and the West to re-open negotiations
Recent trade bans and “non-tariff barrier” Russia has imposed on Ukraine should make the West and NATO re-open negotiations with Ukraine, writes John O'Sullivan for the National Review
|16 August, 2013||News|
Expert: the pro-Russian business lobby in Ukraine is today weaker than at the beginning of Yanukovych’s presidency
In spite of the everlasting pro-Russian lobby in Ukraine, constant economic pressure and various trade barriers weaken influence of such a lobby on Ukraine’s economic policy and future perspectives, writes Maksym Bugriy for The Jamestown Foundation
|14 August, 2013||News|
The New York Times: a business owner in Russia has a better chance of ending up in the penal colony system once known as the GULAG than a common burglar does
Government in Russia is using “economic crimes” to take odd man out of the way. At least one of every 10 prisoners today is a white-collar convict. The New York Times reports
|7 August, 2013||News|
|2 August, 2013|
Yet another opposition activist in prison has a cumulative effect on the whole post-soviet sphere
|31 May, 2013||Society|
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.
|15 March, 2013||Politics|
Yanukovych could try to usurp power using the Belarus scenario to offset his plummeting popularity and growing pressure from abroad
|8 February, 2013||World|
The stark contrast between Western and Russian understanding of “soft power” has become evident during President Vladimir Putin’s third presidency. For the Kremlin, “soft power” is part of its arsenal of foreign policy tools designed to re-integrate Russia’s neighbors around a Moscow orbit.
|5 September, 2012||Politics|
Ukraine is paying the price for Yanukovych's suspension of European integration. The president's regime has found itself isolated internationally as a result of its anti-democratic domestic policies and the country has been left vulnerable to external pressure.
|9 August, 2012||Politics|
“Ukrainian” oligarchs are responsible for both the current social and economic situation in the country and the dangerous vector of its further development
|3 August, 2012||Politics|
Seven steps Yanukovych has undertaken that increase the Kremlin’s hopes of swallowing up Ukraine
|20 July, 2012||Politics|
The no-win situation in which Mr. Yanukovych finds himself is becoming ever more apparent, while every new effort to prove that this is not the case, has the opposite effect.
|3 July, 2012||Politics|
For several months now, Viktor Medvedchuk has been trying to convince Ukrainians to accept the choice of a Russia-imposed civilisation. At the very least, he wants to be in the Ukrainian parliament to coordinate its pro-Russian lobby.
|15 March, 2012||World|
Given the intensification of leftist, populist and anti-Western rhetoric from Mr. Putin, within the country, the old-new Russian president is going to rely ever more on voters who share his vision of Russia as a “besieged fortress”.
|17 November, 2011|
Putin betrays Russia’s geopolitical ambitions
|7 November, 2011||World|
Two decades after Dzhokhar Dudayev proclaimed Chechnya’s independence from Russia, the Chechen Republic turned into a shining example of the Kremlin’s method of handling “collected” lands
|8 September, 2011||World|
Kalugin, currently a professor at the Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, speaks about Vladimir Putin’s use of Stalinist methods and the Russian Orthodox Church as a servant of the FSB
|5 April, 2011||Politics|
Russia’s premier looms behind Ukraine’s biggest grain exporter