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yesterdayWorld
Why the Kremlin needs private military companies
day before yesterdayWorld
How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
15 September
The place of freedom and free people in today's Russia
23 JuneSociety
Legislation and bills on the state language: current status and expectations
23 JuneSociety
Is Ukrainian society ready for changes in language policy
28 AprilPolitics
Current state and plans in Ukraine’s defense industry
23 MarchSociety
What might cause the “Russian Spring” to make a comeback in Ukraine and where might this happen?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
12 December, 2016
Verkhovna Rada Vice-Speaker on re-balancing power in Ukraine, the effect of the Minsk process, and occupied territories
12 December, 2016Politics
How elections in the Donbas usually play out
12 December, 2016Society
Why is Russia rushing to put an end to the warlords in its self-proclaimed republics in occupied Donbas?
18 July, 2016World
Germany and Russia are the two states whose relations of the past 250 years have been defining the fate of Europe in general, and Ukraine in particular
31 March, 2016
The pope sacrificed his principles and the trust of a part of his faithful for the sake of a “deal” that looks like nothing more than the division of spheres of influence between competing bureaucrats under cover of “communicating” and “dialog” between two parts of a sundered religious community
5 February, 2016Society
After the hybrid war, time to deal with the hybrid independence
31 January, 2016Society
How television paralyzes people
29 January, 2016
Presidential envoy for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas and member of the humanitarian subgroup in the Minsk Negotiating Team talks to The Ukrainian Week about prisoner exchange, the amnesty for militants and Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia
11 January, 2016History
Most of the crimes against Ukrainians have been at the hands of other Ukrainians. What’s important now is to understand how this phenomenon of the Malorosians or Little Russians happened
12 November, 2015
The danger of clownish dictators
30 October, 2015
Why absurd opinions on “Ukrainian nationalists” are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again
15 October, 2015Society
British writer and media expert on how media simulacra affect various audiences and why it is helpful to watch Ukrainian experience and mistakes in combating them
13 October, 2015Society
The Ukrainian Week polls the military, officials and politicians about the prospects for a longterm ceasefire
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
20 August, 2015
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Spokesperson on its mandate and tasks in Ukraine
19 August, 2015Economics
The direction taken by Crimea's economy destroys its self-sufficiency and makes reintegration into Ukraine exceedingly difficult
19 August, 2015World
The interests and prejudices of officials and diplomats from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and other international agencies sometimes affect policy decisions more than they should
17 August, 2015
It is much easier to take the approach of multiple narratives than to accept that one side is right and the other wrong
6 August, 2015Society
Ukrainian victories in the East
6 August, 2015
An analyst who tries to win back our threatened sense of self-confidence and sober-mindedness
23 July, 2015History
How Ukrainians have developed tolerance for other religions
16 July, 2015Society
Believers in Eastern Ukraine faced brutal intolerance, repression and murder
17 June, 2015History
Empires are fated to drag along with them a cast iron wreath of invincibility and lead chains of infallibility. An empire can never lose or make a mistake, otherwise, it’s not really an empire
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
5 June, 2015World
Latvian Minister of Culture spoke to The Ukrainian Week about Russia’s war for the hearts and minds of young people, and ways for Latvia and Europe to resist it effectively
20 May, 2015
It is in Europe’s interests to prevent Ukraine from becoming a failed state and to contribute to its democratic normalisation
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
14 May, 2015
Europe won’t bear the cost or the risk for the defences it needs. That won’t change until Europeans are a lot more scared or angry than they are now—which may be too late
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
16 March, 2015Politics
Why an international strategy to return Crimea is necessary and what implications the militarization of the peninsula will have for the Black Sea and Mediterranean region
16 March, 2015Politics
The annexation of Crimea from December 2, 2013, through April 4, 2014
16 March, 2015World
How visible Crimea is a year after annexation internationally, how seriously the threat of its militarization is seen in the West, and why Barack Obama is reluctant to provide effective support to Ukraine
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 February, 2015History
Why is Russia so persistently aggressing on Ukraine?
23 February, 2015
President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile, Akhmed Zakayev, talks to The Ukrainian Week about what Kadyrovites want in the Donbas, the December clashes in Grozny and Makhachkali as an extension of the Russo-Chechen war that has gone on with varying intensity for nearly 25 years now, the illusory friendship of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and the coming of ISIL to the Northern Caucasus.
21 February, 2015World
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
21 February, 2015World
François Heisbourg and Judy Dempsey comment on the leadership of the USA and Germany in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, delivery of weapons to Ukraine and the new world order
20 February, 2015World
around NATO borders and in Central Asia
3 February, 2015Politics
Opting for imports of coal and electricity from Russia on the background of the still existing gas and nuclear dependence makes Ukraine totally vulnerable to Kremlin's potential blackmail
2 February, 2015Economics
If current trends in bilateral trade are maintained, by 2016 Ukraine will be ready to survive even a full-scale Russian trade blockade
27 January, 2015Security
Key legal aspects of the emergency situation imposed in Eastern Ukraine
27 January, 2015
Why it will fail sooner than the Russian leader expects
26 January, 2015Society
For four days, the Russian "brothers" made preparations to shoot down Ukrainian troops near Ilovaysk
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
13 November, 2014
Western misperceptions on the Russo-Ukrainian war
12 November, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe about the prospects of freeing Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons, the situation with Moscow's influence in the West and political mechanisms for countering Kermlin's aggression
16 October, 2014Security
Ex-Minister of Defence shares his views on the recent developments in Eastern Ukraine with The Ukrainian Week
22 August, 2014News
In a comment on the crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian convoy for The Ukrainian Week, Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe Secretary General, says that the CoE appeals to both sides to find an agreement which respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international law
20 August, 2014News
A convoy of Russian military vehicles enters Luhansk, reports Hromadske.tv journalist referring to the commanders of army units currently on the frontline
15 August, 2014News
A convoy of APCs and army trucks has crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at Izvaryne, the checkpoint captured by the separatists, the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters report
12 August, 2014World
Why Ukrainians still view aggressors as "friends" and "brothers"
16 July, 2014News
At night on July 16, the militants shelled anti-terrorist operation forces four times, reports Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Military and Political Research Center
13 July, 2014News
A cluster of the Russian military was detected near the village of Heivka, Stanychno-Luhansk County, Luhansk Oblast, 3 km from the Russian border on the Ukrainian territory, on July 12, National Security and Defence Council info-center spokesperson Andriy Lysenko reports
9 July, 2014History
The Russian elite now want to restore an empire, based on historical arguments at that. These kinds of arguments once gave rise to the Russian Empire and they will, once shattered, spell an end to it
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
17 June, 2014News
Ukraine’s Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk believes that Russia has disrupted gas talks not least because of the upcoming visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU, he said when speaking in Parliament
15 June, 2014News
Andriy Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s Acting Foreign Minister, was at negotiations at the Russian Embassy today. He says Ukraine could suspend diplomatic relations with Russia, but does not specify when that could happen
11 June, 2014World
The EU is beginning to take concrete action against its excessive dependence on Russian gas
11 June, 2014Economics
Russian leaders are certain their country will easily weather Western sanctions. Business disagrees
4 June, 2014News
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov announces the closing of part of Ukraine’s eastern border, including in Central Luhansk and North Donetsk Oblasts
23 May, 2014
One of the biggest crises the newly re-independent state of Estonia faced was an attempt to establish an autonomous region in its northeast part in 1993
22 May, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week talks to Roderick Parkes, EU programme coordinator at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, about how united the EU is on resisting Russia, Germany’s idea of federalization, and how the current crisis has impacted the relations between Germany and Poland
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
9 May, 2014News
Nearly 20 terrorists were killed and 4 detained during the shooting between Ukrainian police and military and separatists, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, wrote on his Facebook page. Ukrainian law enforcers have lost 1 man, 5 wounded
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, 2014Society
Said Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine Ummah: “The status of Muslims here is far better than in Russia”
23 April, 2014Politics
Russian aggression in Crimea reveals interesting aspects of using criminal groups in politics
23 April, 2014Politics
Ex-premier of Crimea speaks about a fatal four-day procrastination following Russia’s invasion, attempts to bribe Crimean Tatars and reasons why the leaders of Crimea’s enforcement authorities defected to the Russians
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
16 April, 2014Politics
For a quarter of a century now, Russia has the dubious distinction of being the biggest provocateur and supporter of separatist projects in the neighbouring countries, which mars its prospects.
3 April, 2014Politics
Ukraine itself must spearhead efforts to counteract Russian aggression. Only then can other countries be expected to help. Disregard for the motivation behind Russia’s policy and a failure to understand Russia’s geopolitical goals are the fundamental reasons why the Ukrainian government is so irresponsible in security issues and the West so helpless in counteracting Russia’s expansion.
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 pro-Russian forces are trying to fill the emptiness created by the fall of Yanukovych
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
19 March, 2014Politics
Viktor Chumak, MP, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime and Major General of Justice, who served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Border Service for over 20 years, talks to The Ukrainian Week about Ukraine’s defence capability, ways to localize Russian aggression and protection of Ukraine’s eastern borders
10 March, 2014
Over the past days and weeks, on a quick look at Russian TV channels (I have one even in my hotel at Strasbourg not to relax from the disturbing complexities of our life in the EU and in the vicinity – especially after comparison of Russian TV with BBC News or French TV) it was difficult to get rid of a déjà vu feeling. Every piece of information about Ukraine there is strikingly and frighteningly similar to what I had long been listening immediately after 13 January 1991 when the Soviet troops killed fourteen peaceful civilians in Vilnius.
9 March, 2014Politics
The last week, the Crimea, which had been watching the events unfolding in Kyiv with some aloofness, suddenly erupted. People took to squares with radically different slogans. Some openly stated their desire to live in Russia, while others categorically opposed separation. Against this backdrop, other, equally serious processes were taking place, potentially defining what the future authorities in the Crimea will look like
7 March, 2014History
Federalization of Ukraine in the past: who, how, when and with what consequences
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
21 October, 2013
Ex-Minister of Culture of Latvia, talks about the successes and challenges in integrating the Russian-speaking community in Latvian society
18 October, 2013World
Sarmīte Ēlerte, ex-Minister of Culture of Latvia, talks about the successes and challenges in integrating the Russian-speaking community in Latvian society
3 October, 2013News
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate backs Ukraine’s decision to pursue closer ties with the European Union, writes expert for the Window on Eurasia
21 September, 2013World
Revanchist ambitions in post-Soviet countries and the intent to retain Muslim peoples within its orbit fuel ethnic and religious tensions in Russia
22 August, 2013History
State monopoly, limited competition and the excessive exploitation of resources was always the basis for the economic model that the Kremlin tried to force upon Ukraine
15 August, 2013
While all of Russia is still recovering from the emotional shock over the events surrounding Alexei Navalny, its spiritual leaders are again announcing the end of the world as they speak to their “flock”. This time, the Apocalypse has stealthily snuck up from behind in the form of evil homosexuals who have forced the civilized world to legalize same-sex marriage
7 August, 2013News
6 August, 2013Politics
The celebration of 1025 years of the christening of Kyiv Rus sums up the failure of Russia’s religious expansion in Ukraine headed by Patriarch Kirill
1 August, 2013News
Putin’s visit left the impression that Ukrainian-Russian relations will remain stagnant, writes Maksym Bugriy in Eurasia Daily Monitor
31 July, 2013News
Celebrating of the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus, a medieval federation of eastern Slavic princedoms, in Kyiv amid rising concerns in Russia over Ukraine’s future the Economist reports.
28 June, 2013News
Kyiv City State Administration supports draft amendments to the law regulating the return of places of worship to religious communities describing them as “timely and important”. The draft amendments entail privatization of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, reports Batkivshchyna’s MP Oleksandr Bryhynets as his press service reports
8 November, 2012History
The creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) 20 years ago was as resolute a step as proclaiming the independence of the Ukrainian state
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Why the Kremlin needs private military companies
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How the Russian opposition sees Ukraine
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