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12 JanuaryPolitics
The Kremlin's hybrid aggression against Ukraine: essence, development
22 December, 2016Politics
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, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
1 June, 2016Society
A new Russian propaganda agency has started up in Kyiv as part of the Kremlin’s fifth column of “soft power”
18 April, 2016World
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, 2015World
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014World
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, 2014Society
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014World
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, 2014Economics
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, 2014World
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014World
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014World
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, 2014News
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, 2014World
Ever more Belarusians are imagining how the Crimean scenario would look in their own country – they don’t like it.
22 March, 2014News
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014Politics
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, 2014Politics
Ex-Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko comments on Russia's aggression, Ukraine's response to it and NATO
7 March, 2014World
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, 2014News
Barack Obama says Putin does not respect the right of Ukrainians and Syrians to basic freedoms, The Guardian reports
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
17 February, 2014Politics
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, 2014World
How Vladimir Putin has become an example to European right-wing radicals
30 January, 2014Politics
While American leadership is waking up to the political crisis in Ukraine, experts discuss gloomy scenarios for Ukraine
5 January, 2014News
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
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, 2013World
Under its current government, Ukraine may be a prize not worth winning
20 December, 2013News
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, 2013News
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, 2013News
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, 2013Politics
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, 2013News
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, 2013News
Recent trade war announced by Russia made it easier for Ukraine to decide between the EU and the Custom Union
16 August, 2013News
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, 2013News
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, 2013News
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, 2013News
2 August, 2013
Yet another opposition activist in prison has a cumulative effect on the whole post-soviet sphere
31 May, 2013Society
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, 2013Politics
Yanukovych could try to usurp power using the Belarus scenario to offset his plummeting popularity and growing pressure from abroad
8 February, 2013World
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, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
“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, 2012Politics
Seven steps Yanukovych has undertaken that increase the Kremlin’s hopes of swallowing up Ukraine
20 July, 2012Politics
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, 2012Politics
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, 2012World
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, 2011World
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, 2011World
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, 2011Politics
Russia’s premier looms behind Ukraine’s biggest grain exporter
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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
21 November, 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?
20 November, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, 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
20 November, Andriy Holub,
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